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Alabama is famous for its rowdy sports fans, scholarly rocket scientists, and more good-eatin’ restaurants than you can shake a stick at. Whether you were humming Hank Williams tunes before you could walk, or you’re just now making your visit to the Yellowhammer State, you’ll discover new treasures in 100 Things to Do in Alabama Before You Die.
Visit hallowed grounds including the Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard near Tuscumbia, Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, and the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville. Or search for spirits in the ghost towns of St. Stephens and Cahawba. If that’s not enough to creep you out, head to the city of Phil Campbell and Dismals Canyon at dusk to discover creepy, crawly, glowing insects.
Get insider tips for dining in Alabama, like the best places to sample the fruits of farmers’ labors, from satsumas in Mobile County to Chilton County peaches. If you need something more substantial, enjoy a stick-to-your-ribs meal at The Chicken Shack in Luverne or a more refined meal at Acre in Auburn from James Beard Award semifinalist chef David Bancroft.
Local author and history buff Mary Johns Wilson has criss-crossed Alabama, from its majestic mountains to its beautiful beaches to help craft the most interesting itineraries for visitors and Alabamans alike. The result is this thoughtful guide chock-full of tidbits sure to make your Alabama experiences special and memorable.