From the foothills of the Appalachians through countless river valleys to the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf, natural wonders abound for the explorer in you.

From caves and caverns to towering mountaintops, adventure awaits. Marvel in the beauty of our many trails and waterways that is sure to take you off the beaten path. The 22 state parks, which encompass 48,000 acres of land and water, provide endless opportunities to fish, camp, canoe, hike, and enjoy the great outdoors. Each season in Alabama brings a beautiful change for adventurers to enjoy all year long.

Escape to a peaceful Oasis on Alabama’s Gulf Coast or schedule a whitewater adventure. If hiking, biking, or camping is on your preferred agenda, there are 22 state parks for starters with no shortage of adventure to choose from. A particular beautiful park is the Rickwood Caverns State Park offers a miracle mile of underground caverns with age-old limestone formations, cave tours, modern campsites, a swimming pool, picnic area, and playground.

This month, “the story behind the story” is being featured and Alabama has an abundant collection of history to explore. Take a step back in time and watch history unfold at the many historical sites scattered all throughout the state. Alabama is home to one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. It is home to grounds of historical battles like the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In Alabama, you can walk the grounds of places and relive events that forever changed our nation and our world. Go ahead and dive deeper into the past.

Founded in 1702 as the original capital of the Louisiana Territory and nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, few American cities boast a history as rich as Mobile’s. Most associate New Orleans with Mardis Gras. But did you know Mobile claims to be the birthplace of Mardis Gras?  >MORE

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