15 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Alabama

Written by Jan Meeuwesen
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Alabama, the Yellowhammer State, is an awesome state to explore and there’s many stunningly beautiful cities, towns and places to see! Here’s a collection of 15 awesome pictures of this wonderful state. Enjoy these best places to visit in Alabama:

1. Botanical Gardens, Huntsville

Botanical Gardens, HuntsvilleSource: Steven L. Gordon / shutterstock
Botanical Gardens, Huntsville

The Botanical Gardens in Huntsville provide the visitor with a serene space to relax and unwind.

Visitors can walk between the flower displays, woodlands and wild flowers.

Be sure to check out the Garden Of Hope that is dedicated to cancer patients and their families.

2. Cheaha State Park

Cheaha State Park, AlabamaSource: Jim Vallee / shutterstock
Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Cheaha State Park is located in Cleburne and Clay Counties.

The park is absolutely stunning and is full of natural beauty.

Surrounding the park is the Talladega National Forest which has the highest point in Alabama.

3. Chewacla Falls

Chewacla State Park, AlabamaSource: Rob Hainer / shutterstock
Chewacla State Park, Alabama

Chewacla Falls are in the Chewacla State Park which provides a perfect day out for the family.

The centrepiece of the park is Chewacla Lake which has plenty of activities including fishing, swimming and boating.

4. Downtown Mobile

Mobile, AlabamaSource: GTD7 / shutterstock
Mobile, Alabama

Mobile in Mobile County is a beautiful city in Alabama. It is packed with art museums, and other performing art activities.

The city is famous for having the oldest carnival in the United States.

5. Florence, Alabama

Florence, AlabamaSource: Wayne James / shutterstock
Florence, Alabama

Florence sits in the Northwest corner of Alabama and has a small population of approximately 40,000 people.

This small town is famously knows for the tourism events that is holds annually. Each year people flock to this town to enjoy themselves at the W.C Handy Music Festival.

6. Fort Payne Depot Museum

Fort Payne Depot MuseumSource: JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ MD / Wikimedia
Fort Payne Depot Museum

Fort Payne was built in 1891 when mining was prolific in the town.

The building is now a museum that holds many Native American artefacts.

The building is a beautiful site especially the circular tower that sits in one corner of the building.

7. Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores, AlabamaSource: Darryl Vest / shutterstock
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Alabama’s Gulf Shores are a beautiful place for relaxation, fun and adventure.

With white-sand beaches and gorgeous sunsets you will never want to leave.

The sand is made from quartz grains that have been washed down over thousands of years from the Appalachian Mountains.

8. Lake Martin

Lake Martin, AlabamaSource: Shackleford Photography / shutterstock
Lake Martin, Alabama

Lake Marin is a huge lake that spans 44,000 acres. It has over 750 miles of wooded shoreline.

The lake is a reservoir that was formed when the Martin Dam was constructed.

The area is hugely popular with people who want to camp, water ski or go boating.

9. Magic City historical structure in Birmingham, Alabama

Magic City historical structure in Birmingham, AlabamaSource: IA Fillm Group / shutterstock
Magic City historical structure in Birmingham, Alabama

The old mill on Shades Creek was constructed in 1926. By the time the year 2,000 came though the mill was in disrepair.

Mike franklin and John Parker built a new wheel which has restored the site to the wonderful place you see today.

10. Perdido Bay

Perdido Pass at Orange Beach, ALSource: Darryl Vest / shutterstock
Perdido Pass At Orange Beach, AL

Perdido Bay sits at the mouth of the Perdido River, the bay is a coastal lagoon that has barrier Islands as well as an inlet.

At the entrance to the pass you will find a barrier system that is used to control the tidal flow.

11. Wetumpka, Alabama

Wetumpka, AlabamaSource: JNix / shutterstock
Wetumpka, Alabama

This bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, it was built in 1927 as a Federal Aid Project.

In 1989 the bridge was changed to support just one line of traffic and then in 1991 the bridge was closed to traffic and a new one build alongside this one.

12. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Auburn University, Auburn, AlabamaSource: Steven Liveoak / shutterstock
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Samford Hall has its home on the campus of Auburn University. It is named after William Samford who was the governor of Alabama between 1900 and 1901.

The clock tower is the most famous part of the building and each day just after noon it plays the University fight song, War Eagle.

15 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Alabama:

  • Botanical Gardens, Huntsville
  • Cheaha State Park
  • Chewacla Falls
  • Downtown Mobile
  • Florence, Alabama
  • Fort Payne Depot Museum
  • Gulf Shores
  • Lake Martin
  • Magic City historical structure in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Perdido Bay
  • Wetumpka, Alabama
  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama