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Alabama State Flower - Camellia

Discover Alabama

Vast, gorgeous woodlands, bustling cities, white-sand beaches, historic antebellum mansions -- they all can be found in genteel Alabama, situated in the South on the Gulf of Mexico. It's not uncommon to feel as if you've stepped back into time as you walk through one of Alabama's largest cities, seeing large, flowering gardens, beautifully preserved Southern homes and Spanish moss draped over oak trees. 

Although Alabama embraces its past, it is firmly placed in the new millennium, offering state-of-the-art meeting facilities and attractions. The Mobile Convention Center, for example, has a 100,00 square foot exhibit hall, a grand ballroom and 16 meeting rooms while still providing a lovely view of the Mobile River through 45,000 square feet of exterior glass. 

And Alabama prides itself on its culture. Stop by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to celebrate the spirit of the individuals who dared to confront racial discrimination and bigotry. You can also find the Southeast's largest municipal art museum in Birmingham -- the Birmingham Museum of has an outstanding permanent art collection of over 17,000 works of art.

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Scope out Alabama's regions and attractions, order a free vacation guide and view a calendar of upcoming events by visiting the Alabama Tourism website. touralabama.org

Historic charm and busy city excitement are both found in Auburn/Opelika. Play the area’s acclaimed golf courses, walk downtown, peek through shop windows and visit the restaurants and coffee houses of the historic business districts. Don’t forget to stop in at the outlet mall. Museums, bed and breakfasts and diverse activities make Auburn/Opelika the perfect vacation destination. www.auburn-opelika.com

From affordable and secure accommodations to an unbelievable climate, Birmingham is the heart of the South. The easily accessible and convenient hub city, Birmingham boasts educational and historical museums, a rich theater community and is home to the largest shopping mall in the southeast-the Riverchase Galleria. The beauty and grace of this metropolitan southern city is legendary. www.birminghamal.org.

From mountains and lakes to rockets in space, you'll be amazed at what's in North Alabama. Pamper yourself at a resort on the water. Rock your stress away in a quiet B&B. Step back in time in an 1818 village or train like an astronaut. Getaway to the natural wonders, unspoiled beauty and amazing heroes in North Alabama.  www.northalabama.org

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Historical Note: On March 16-21, 1963 Martin Luther King and 3,200 people marched for equality from Selma to Montgomery.
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