Take a free guided-tour of the Alabama State Capitol. Built in 1851, the Alabama State Capitol, in Montgomery Alabama, is known as the first Confederate Capitol Building. While on the the Alabama Capitol Hill grounds, you can see the Avenue of Flags and Confederate Memorial. More Free Things To Do in Alabama
Alabama Artists Gallery
An ongoing showcase of the work of Alabama artists. 201 Monroe Street Suite 110
Montgomery, AL 36104
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Admission Fee: Free
Closed State Holidays: Yes
Bus Parking: No
Mobile was originally founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1702 as Fort Louis de la Mobile at 27-Mile Bluff up river (27 miles [43 km] from the mouth). After the Mobile River flooded and damaged the fort, Mobile was relocated in 1711 to the current site. A temporary wooden stockade fort was constructed, also named Fort Louis after the old fort up river. In 1723, construction of a new brick fort with a stone foundation began, renamed later as Fort Condé in honor of Louis Henri de Bourbon, duc de Bourbon and prince de Condé.
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Tour the Alabama State Capitol
Enjoy a guided tour of the capitol building in Montgomery Alabama. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Closed on all state holidays. Alabama Artists Gallery
An ongoing showcase of the work of Alabama artists. American Sport Art Museum & Archives
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Oakleigh Garden Historic District
Shoals Gold Record Room
Cane Creek Nature Preserve is in Colbert County Alabama just outside of Russellville Alabama. Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tuscumbia, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Privately owned scenic natural area open to the public at no charge. A cooperative project with The Nature Conservancy of Alabama. Video by Yankabilly
“This is a short video of Cane Creek Canyon in Alabama.It is a hiking & waterfalls adventures.With over 4 + miles of hiking trails all for free.There is camp sites, restrooms & they put out water for you to drink.It has a 60 foot double drop waterfall.”
Florence is the merger point for two major U.S. Highways, as well as several Alabama Highways. Both U.S. Highway 43 and U.S. Highway 72 merge just east of the city limits in Killen, and are co-signed their entire length through the city.
Highway 43, running north and south, helps connect the city to Lawrenceburg and Columbia to the north in Tennessee, as well as Tuscaloosa and Mobile to the south. Highway 72 helps connect the city to Huntsville and Chattanooga, Tennessee to the east and Memphis, Tennessee to the west.
Interstate 65 is accessible about forty-five minutes east on Highway 72. Both of these roads cross the Tenneessee River on O’Neal Bridge, connecting Florence to Sheffield.
Founded in 1984, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,500 pieces across all media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, posters and photography. The museum is open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham AlabamaBirmingham Alabama 35223
Jefferson County Alabama
Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens’ 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and over 10,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually. Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the most visited free attraction in Alabama, is open daily, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.