Explore Alabama’s hidden gems: beyond the tourist trail

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While Alabama’s beaches and historical sites draw crowds, locals know the secret to unique experiences. Take a scenic drive through Desoto Caverns,  America’s most historic caverns and a World Heritage Site, marveling at its underground wonders. 


Visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, boasting stunning flora and peaceful walking paths. Immerse yourself in history at lesser-known sites like the Selma Interpretive Center, chronicling the Civil Rights Movement. 

Foodies embark on a road trip to sample local delicacies like barbecue or pecan pie at family-owned restaurants. Skip the tourist traps and discover the true charm of Alabama by venturing off the beaten path.

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