6. Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, Gadsden
Named for its star attraction, the breathtaking Noccalua Falls, this local park has a lot to offer to travelers who are looking for a little rest and relaxation. After parking your RV at the park’s secure campground, take advantage of the on-site pool, year-long recreational activities, artistic sculptures and multiple walking trails.
7. F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery
In American literary circles, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald are royalty. Here’s your chance to tour their old Montgomery home, the only museum in the world dedicated to the glamorous couple, for a rare glimpse into their married life as the symbols of the Jazz Age generation.
The museum is closed to public on Mondays and Tuesdays, but visitors are welcome to contact the curators for an off-hours private tour. Go here for the museum’s website.
8. Foley Railroad Museum, Foley
You don’t have to be a train enthusiast to love this quirky free museum. Run entirely by expert volunteers, what used to be the L & N Railroad Depot now honors the region’s history with a full recreation of a mid-century railroad town.
Watch the past come alive before your eyes as a model train from the 1950s winds its way around miniature streets, complete with a movie theater, car wash, church, fire station and even a coal company.
From tiny residents to matching machinery, every detail in the museum’s main exhibit is true to life. If you have any questions, the friendly volunteers are always glad to help.
9. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery
Since its beginnings as a small-scale theater project, ASF has grown into one of the largest Shakespeare festivals in the world.
Open all year long, the company is best known for reinventing stage classics from world-famous playwrights. Although Shakespeare’s works steal the spotlight, original plays and musicals are also on the ballot and well worth the price of admission.
Visit the ASF website for more information and tickets to the current shows.
10. Harmony Park Safari, Huntsville
Alabama’s wilderness is teeming with wildlife, but if you’re looking for something a little more exotic than armadillos and bats, take a drive through Huntsville’s Harmony Park Safari.
On your way in, you’ll be greeted by zebras, llamas, emus and other animals that saunter right up to car windows in search of treats and attention.
Where else can you pet animals from inside you car?
To make sure that your food is approved, you can buy buckets of snacks before heading out. After you’re done driving the two-mile loop, don’t forget to check out the reptile trailer for a closer look at frogs, snakes, lizards and the farm’s resident alligator.
Although we couldn’t locate a website for this place, you can call for more information.