Kid Friendly Alabama Map
|Alabama Wildlife Center |
Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama's oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility and a leader in the rehabilitation of wild birds. Over 50,000 native Alabama wild animals have received help at this amazing wildlife center. Alabama Wildlife Center is located at 100 Terrace Drive, Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL 35124. Hours: Every Day 9:00am-5:00pm
100 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL, USA
|Alligator Alley |
All of the alligators at Alligator Alley were rescued from dangerous situations. While standing on an elevated platform, visitors will get a close-up view of over 400 alligators. Visitors will also have an opportunity to hold and feed an alligator.
Alligator Alley is located at 19500 Co Rd 71, Summerdale, AL 36580. Hours: Every Day 10:00am-5:00pm
19500 Co Rd 71, Summerdale, AL, USA
|Battleship Memorial Park |
Battleship Memorial Park is a military history park and museum located on the western shore of Mobile Bay in Mobile, Alabama. It has a collection of notable aircraft and museum ships including the South Dakota-class battleshipUSS Alabama and Gato-class submarine USS Drum. The USS Alabama and USS Drum are both National Historic Landmarks; the park as a whole was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage prior to that time, on October 28, 1977.
In May 1962, the USS Alabama (BB-60) had been ordered scrapped along with her South Dakota-class sister ships,USS South Dakota, USS Indiana, and USS Massachusetts. Citizens of the state of Alabama had formed the "USSAlabama Battleship Commission" to raise funds for the preservation of Alabama as a memorial to the men and women who served in World War II. Alabama’s school children raised approximately $100,000 in nickels and dimes from lunch money and allowances to help the cause. The ship was awarded to the state on June 16, 1964, and was formally turned over on July 7, 1964 in ceremonies at Seattle, Washington. Alabama was then towed to her permanent berth at Mobile, Alabama, arriving in Mobile Bay on September 14, 1964 and opening as a museum ship on January 9, 1965. Alabama was joined in 1969 by the submarine USS Drum which was moored behind her until 2001, when the submarine was moved onto land for preservation in a permanent display.
Hurricane Katrina caused more than $7 million in damages to Battleship Memorial Park on August 29, 2005 when it came ashore. It almost completely destroyed the aircraft pavilion and gave the Alabama an eight-degree list to port and shifting at her permanent anchorage. This forced the park to temporarily close for repairs. It reopened on January 9, 2006.
Mobile Bay, AL, United States
|Birmingham Civil Rights Institute |
One of American’s most outstanding Civil Rights museums, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute shows the inequality of public places and schools prior to Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
Sunday : 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Closed Mondays Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
520 16th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
|Birmingham Zoo |
The Birmingham Zoo is a zoological park that opened in 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama. The 122-acre zoo is home to almost 800 animals representing over 200 species, including many endangered species from six continents.
The Zoo is managed by a private non-profit corporation. It is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), participates in AZA Species Survival Plans (SSP). It is located, along with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, in Lane Park, a 200-acre city-owned park near the western terminus of U.S. Highway 280 at U.S. Highway 31 on the southern slope of Red Mountain.
2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL, United States
|Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge |
The Bon Secour NWR consists of 6,700 acres of wildlife habitat lying directly west of Gulf Shores, Alabama on the Fort Morgan peninsula of south Alabama. The refuge was established by congress in 1980 to serve habitat for non-game birds migrating south in the fall and north in the spring. The migration paths from Bon Secour lead south to lower Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore this area by walking one of five trails. With more than 100,000 visitors annually, it's easy to see why so many people love visiting this wildlife habitat.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is located at 12295 State Hwy 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542. Hours: Daylight Hours - Every Day
12295 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL, United States
|Cathedral Caverns State Park |
Cathedral Caverns State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and natural history preserve located in Kennamer Cove, approximately 5 miles northeast of Grant, Alabama and 7 miles southeast of Woodville, Alabama in Marshall County. In addition to cave tours, the state park offers gem mining, picnicking, and tent camping.The state park's main feature, first known as Bats Cave, was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1950s. Cathedral Caverns was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972 and opened as a state park in 2000.
The first feature most people notice about Cathedral Caverns is its massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high, a possible world record for commercial caves. The grand entrance is only the beginning. Inside the cavern are some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created including “Goliath”- one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference. Cathedral Caverns features many amazing sites: a "caveman" perched atop a flowstone wall, a "frozen" waterfall, a large stalagmite forest and a most improbable stone formation - a stalagmite that is 27 feet tall and 3 inches wide!
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Cave Road, Woodville, AL, United States
|Chewacla State Park |
Lake Chewacla: Lake Chewacla's 26 acres provide opportunities for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating.
The Sweet Shrub Trail features interpretative displays; it begins at the Lower Shelter, makes a loop and returns to the Lower Shelter.
The Boy Scout Trail begins on the west side of the stone bridge and runs into the Sweet Shrub Trail.
The Troop 30 Boy Scout Trail begins on the north side of the stone bridge on Murphy Drive. This trail follows Moore’s Mill Creek to the boundary of the park. It may be followed to the park boundary or the creek may be crossed on one of the rock dams to follow the trail back to Murphy Drive.
The Eagle Scout Trail branches off from the Troop 30 Boy Scout Trail on the east side of Chewacla Lake and terminates on the logging road across from the Walnut Shelter.
The Deer Rub Trail features steep terrain and begins at the Upper Pavilion and follows Chewacla Creek to the Walnut Shelter.
The Mountain Laurel Trail begins at the Upper Pavilion area, goes down to Chewacla Falls and then follows Chewacla Lake.
The Mountain Bike Trail loops around the upper portion of Murphy Drive.
Lodging: In addition to facilities for RV and tent camping, the park has six renovated Civilian Conservation Corps–era stone cabins with hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, bathrooms, TVs, modern kitchens, and central heating and cooling systems. The cabins are available year around and require reservations.
Chewacla State Park, Shell Toomer Parkway, Auburn, AL, United States
|Desoto Caverns Family Fun Park |
DeSoto Caverns is a business run by a family for families. Our Caverns is unique in its beauty as well as in the significant role it has played throughout the ages. We are more than a caverns of wonder, we are also a family fun park packed with over 20 activities for all ages! Adventure is waiting for you, so we invite you to discover it for yourself! DeSoto Caverns is a series of caves and a tourist attraction located in Childersburg, Talladega County, Alabama. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, it is touted as "Alabama's Big Cave".
5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL, USA
|Doodle and Boo Petting Zoo & Aviary |
Doodle and Boo Petting Zoo & Aviary is the perfect place for a fun-filled family outing. At this zoo, visitors will have the opportunity to experience hands-on interaction with the animals and get to view the beautiful birds in the aviary. Doodle and Boo Petting Zoo & Aviary is also the perfect place to host a birthday party or other fun event. Doodle and Boo Petting Zoo & Aviary is located at 1500 AL Hwy 168, Boaz, AL 35957. Hours: Thurs-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm / Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm / Price: $5 per person
1500 State Hwy 168, Boaz, AL, USA
|Harmony Park Safari |
Open March through November (including holidays), Harmony Park is a federally licensed nature preserve of free-ranging exotic and endangered animals. Remain in your car on a two-mile route to see zebras, zebus, antelope, buffalo, a camel, ostriches, giraffes, a kangaroo and tortoises, then park to visit the reptile house. The park accepts cash or check only. No pets or service animals are permitted.
431 Clouds Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL, USA
|Joe Tucker Park |
Joe Tucker houses 3 playground areas, a large fishing lake, a walking track, a couple small baseball fields, tennis courts, three pavilions and wooded areas and open fields for exploring or tossing a football. The park has equipment for all ages. There's a trail round the fishing pond - 2 laps is one mile. Nice covered picnic area.. it's not very big but a family could enjoy it.
Feed the ducks bread while watching a bobber. It's a peaceful spot to get away for a little while and enjoy some nature!
230 Tucker Rd, Helena, Alabama, USA
|Little River Canyon National Preserve |
Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians.
Fort Payne, AL, United States
|U.S. Space and Rocket Center |
General Admission to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center includes access to historic Shuttle Park, Rocket Park, and all indoor exhibit areas such as the main museum atrium and the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. With each ticket purchase, enjoy daily guided tours of the Saturn V Hall, featured traveling exhibitions, hands-on demonstrations and presentations, museum simulators.
Adults (13 and up) - $25
1 Tranquility Base Parking, Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL, USA
|Water World |
Water World is open from the first weekend in May through the first weekend in September. We're open on weekends only until May 26, when we stay open 7 days a week throughout June, July, and the first week of August. After August 8 we're open on weekends only again through Labor Day, our final day of the season
401 Recreation Rd, Dothan, AL, USA