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Bellingrath Gardens and Home Located at 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, Alabama. The Bellingrath Gardens and Home was the estate of the American industrialist Walter D. Bellingrath. The grounds feature 65 acres of flower gardens, sculptures and lakes. The Bellingrath Mansion was built in 1935 and has an extensive collection of antique furniture, china and Boehm porcelain. This is a great way to spend a day and it feels as if here, time has not moved forward.

The Berman Museum Located at 840 Museum Drive, Anniston, Alabama. This is one of the best-kept secrets in the Southeast. There are various items on display including a Greek Warriors Helmet in the shape of a ram's head; this specific artefact dates back to 300 B.C. Other items, which are on display at the museum, include Napoleon Bonaparte's personal grooming set, Remington sculptures, Hitler's Tea Service and several WWI and WWII artefacts.

Birmingham Zoo Located at 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, Alabama. This is the largest zoo in the Southeast and is on 100 acres of shady parkland. There are over 800 exotic and endangered animals, which are on display in outdoor exhibits, as well as indoor exhibits. These exhibits are as close to their natural habitats as we can possibly make them. A gift shop, food and picnic facilities and a steam train are located in the Birmingham zoo. The zoo is open 9am to 5pm.

Beaches

South Alabama Spanish moss, meandering rivers as well as white sandy beaches are the norm in Southern Alabama.

Gulf State Park Located in Gulf Shores. There are miles of beaches where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, fishing and fine accommodation.

Outdoors

Northern Alabama There are hills and forests, which are great for hiking and climbing, as well as lakes for water sports. At Cheaha and DeSoto State Parks there are camping sites and popular hiking trails. At Guntersville and Wheeler lakes swimming, fishing, boating and water skiing are enjoyed almost all year round.

Moving around

Alabama has a great transport system; there are taxis, buses and trains, which will get you to anywhere that you need to go. The public transport is reasonably priced and efficient. Several car hire companies, such as Avis and Budget are located all over the state if you would like to hire a car and be a bit more independent.

National festival and holidays

Jubilee CityFest Located at 640 South McDonough Street, Montgomery, Alabama. The Jubilee CityFest takes place over the Memorial Day Weekend and is full of family fun, fine arts, crafts, exotic food and non stop musical entertainment just to name a few. This is a fun festival and there is so much to see and do that it should keep you amused for hours.

Birmingham International Festival Located at 205 20th Street, North Birmingham, Alabama. The Birmingham International Festival is a festival, which tries to build bridges of understanding between cultures and different countries of the world. They do this through education, economic development and trade, art and culture programs. There is something at the Birmingham International Festival for everyone.

Festival of Flowers Located in Mobile, Alabama. The Festival of Flowers is held annually with more than 100 000 square feet of life size landscaped gardens on show. This festival is held in spring every year.

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