Some fun things to do in Alabama include touring a range of museums and galleries from the Rosa Parks Museum to the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, strolling along the Birmingham Civil Rights Memorial Trail and visiting the famous Talladega Superspeedway. Visitors can also connect with nature at Orange Beach or Dauphin Island.
Rich in American history, Alabama offers history buffs a multitude of museums, galleries and historical sites that focus largely on Civil Rights. For instance, the Rosa Parks Museum honors one of the pivotal figures in Civil Rights history. Visitors can also delve into the past at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a museum that offers video, audio and photographic exhibits focusing on the 1960s movement. After going through the museum, visitors can then walk along the Birmingham Civil Rights Memorial Trail, a seven-block path that stops at memorials and other historic sites.
Nature enthusiasts can visit Oak Mountain State Park, Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary and Orange Beach for outdoor fun. Oak Mountain State Park offers 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, nearly 10,000 acres of wilderness and multiple fishing lakes. Those who want to view birds in their natural habitats can go to the Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary that acts as the home for dozens of species of birds from several types of warblers to hawks and bald eagles.