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Alabama is synonymous with Southern soul, where both W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues, and record producer Sam Phillips, Father of Rock 'n Roll, were born. Iconic artists recorded some of America's most legendary music at FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios at 3614 Jackson Highway in the 1960s and '70s. Alabama also is where Helen Keller was born, and where America launched its space program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. It's the physical heart and cultural soul of America's Deep South.
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3614 Jackson Hwy, Phil Campbell, AL 35581, USA
When The Swampers, Florence Alabama Music Enterprises (FAME)'s house band, founded Muscle Shoals Sound Studios at 3614 Jackson Highway in 1969, the Muscle Shoals Sound evolved as a style of Southern soul that defied the era's tumultuous race...
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603 Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661, USA
It may not look like much, but Florence Alabama Music Enterprises (FAME) is where some of rock music's most iconic artists recorded such memorable hits as "I'll Take You There," "Brown Sugar," "When a Man Loves a Woman," "I Never Loved A Man the...
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617 U.S. 72 W, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, USA
The “Muscle Shoals” documentary that debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival inspired the reopening of the Alabama Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Here, interactive exhibits showcase such legends of the music world as Nat King Cole, Hank...
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1292 Mt Mills Rd, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, USA
Whether you want to hit the trails, chow down on Southern-style vittles, or relax over a beer, you can't lose at Seven Springs Lodge and Rattlesnake Saloon. Nestled under a natural stone bluff that once sheltered Native Americans, the...
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300 N Commons St W, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, USA
The life and times of Helen Keller are preserved, as well as dramatised at an annual summer festival, at her birthplace and childhood home, Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Built in 1820 by Keller's grandparents, the home and birthplace cottage...
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1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to experience G-forces, weightlessness, and other outer space phenomena. At the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Earth-bound simulators replicate what astronauts experience on manned space...
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4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Huntsville Botanical Garden is a privately-run garden, open year-round in Huntsville, Alabama. The 112-acre spread features America's largest open-air butterfly house, an aquatic garden, nature trails, an interactive children's garden, and...
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4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Most people visit botanical gardens in spring and summer, when the flowers are in full bloom and the leaves are all green. The Huntsville Botanical Garden has a few ways to enjoy nature in the off season. In fall, you can leaf peep the changing...
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4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Located just below the space age technology of the US Space & Rocket Center is the breathtaking Huntsville Botanical Gardens. Is it filled with countless herbs, flowers, plants, and trees that will make you forget that you're in one of the most...
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1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Huntsville is the birthplace of the United States Space Program and where the Space Race was won back in 1969, when man first went to the moon and returned safely home. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is the world's largest space museum and has...
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2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is the hub of creativity and culture in Huntsville. The 3 floors of the sprawling grounds that previously housed a combat boot factory during Vietnam is now home to over a hundred studios for glass makers,...
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365 The Bridge St, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA
People don't simply visit the beautiful Bridge Street Town Center to shop; it is one of the favorite places for locals to hang out. This open air destination has more than 70 upscale shops and restaurants, a carousel, train ride, and splash...
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2211 Seminole Dr SW #4A, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Pizzelle's Confections is the perfect place to pickup a sweet gift. The vast array of chocolate truffles lined up in the front display case make you feel like you're shopping for jewelry more than chocolate. Inside you can cozy up with a truffle...
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300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Small in size but big in impact, the Huntsville Museum of Art is home to over 3000 individual pieces of art from all over the world, as well as popular traveling exhibitions. Perhaps the most stunning is the menagerie of the Buccellati Silver...
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3101 Burritt Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Dr. William Henry Burritt willed his mansion and the surrounding acreage to Huntsville in the 1950s, making it the city's first museum. It is a uniquely exciting place to visit; full of educational experiences and vast sweeping views of the city...
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Agiou Markou 8, Chania 731 32, Greece
With its Venetian fortifications, Turkish mosque and waterfront tavernas, Chania Harbor is a medley of cultures that reflects Crete's layered past. The Venetians built its oft-photographed lighthouse in the 14th century. Egyptians restored it to...