A beautiful stretch of beach in Alabama

Welcome to the Yellowhammer State

Often overlooked, Alabama is far more than just a stop on the way from Louisiana to Florida. In fact, “The Heart of Dixie” might be the truest of Southern States, rich with culture and history.

Cities in Alabama

Mobile – Alabama’s oldest city and a mix of French, Spanish, British and African culture influences. Established in 1702 as the capital of the French colony of Louisiana, it shaped the culture of the Gulf of Mexico coast. It was also here that the first Mardi Gras was celebrated – a fact of which the city is still very proud today.

Huntsville – is best known for developing the rockets used in the 1969 moon landing. This circumstance helped the city to its nickname “Rocket City”. Of course, in Huntsville you will also find the world’s largest space museum. In the US Space & Rocket Center you can marvel at, among other things, an original Saturn V moon rocket.

Birmingham – Birmingham was formerly the largest city in Alabama and was at times the focus of the civil rights movement around Martin Luther King, Jr. Another highlight of Birmingham is without a doubt the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, with its remarkable collection of motorcycles and racing cars.

Things to see and do in Alabama

States that Border Alabama