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University of Alabama


Founded in 1831, the University of Alabama is the most famous institution of higher education and largest public research university in the state it is named for.

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Nearby Alabama attractions

1. Bryant–Denny Stadium

0.35 MILES

When game time hits in Tuscaloosa, all migrate to Bryant–Denny, a 102,000 capacity football stadium that looks out onto the rolling hills and is always…

2. Paul W Bryant Museum


The University of Alabama's college-football hall of fame is a time capsule of all things pigskin. Named for the state's hero-coach 'Bear' Bryant, this…

3. Moundville Archaeological Park

15.04 MILES

One of the largest and best-preserved sites of the pre-Columbian Mississippian civilization sits outside of modern Moundville, about 17 miles south of…