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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour
"On this tour you will visit a portion of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge that no driving tourist can reach.  This refuge was established by Congress in 1980 to preserve the coastal dune ecosystem to protect threatened and endangered species to provide compatible recreational opportunities and to serve as a living laboratory for students and scientists  Regularly and recently observed birds in BSNWR: Red-bellied Woodpecker Belted King Fisher Great Blue Heron
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Mystery Tour in Montgomery AL
"Montgomery Mystery Tours boarding location is downtown Montgomery Visitors Bureau which is at Union Station on 300 Waters Street. Each traveler receives a ready to frame painted ticket voucher. We begin all tours with a songs taught to us by the original FREEDOM RIDERS. We travel to several locations throughout the city stopping at va songs performed by Alabama Artists or written by famous Alabamians.  Recite Movie lines from films produced in Alabama or share a bit of history makes for great fun. We'll have group discussions based on truth and reconciliation about Americas histo Old Alabama Town is collection of over 40 authentically restored 19th and 20th century buildings located with in the downtown area.Located in downtown Montgomery the Museum of Alabama is the only destination where you can explore Alabama's past from prehistory to present.  We'll discover the land the first Alabama and 14000 years of Native American Culture. More than 800 artifacts
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Mystery Tour in Montgomery AL
"Montgomery Mystery Tours boarding location is downtown Montgomery Visitors Bureau which is at Union Station on 300 Waters Street. Each traveler receives a ready to frame painted ticket voucher. We begin all tours with a songs taught to us by the original FREEDOM RIDERS. We travel to several locations throughout the city stopping at va songs performed by Alabama Artists or written by famous Alabamians.  Recite Movie lines from films produced in Alabama or share a bit of history makes for great fun. We'll have group discussions based on truth and reconciliation about Americas histo Old Alabama Town is collection of over 40 authentically restored 19th and 20th century buildings located with in the downtown area.Located in downtown Montgomery the Museum of Alabama is the only destination where you can explore Alabama's past from prehistory to present.  We'll discover the land the first Alabama and 14000 years of Native American Culture. More than 800 artifacts
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More Local Customs in Alabama

Pow-wows 2006: "Let's Dance!"

Please see the tips above for pow-wow etiquette, what is allowed, what is please not allowed or brought to the festival. Basically mid-spring to November is "Pow-wow Season", and others travel from...
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Jun 20, 2006

"We're Going To Pow-wow!" Part 1

What is a pow-wow? Its a celebration, a sharing of cultures, a great opportunity for non-Native Americans to learn about American Indian life, stories, dances, music and beliefs. Many pow-wows these...
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JourneyOf1
Nov 24, 2004

Men's Style Dances

Men's Dances: Men's Traditional, Men's Straight, Men's Grass, Men's FancyMen's Traditional is just like the name states, an older style dance and dress using sacred eagle feathers and bustles with...
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JourneyOf1
Nov 24, 2004

Different Dances: Women's Styles

Women's Dances: Women's Buckskin, Women's Southern Cloth, Women's Fancy Shawl, Jingle DressSome of these are newer dances, for gatherings of Native Americans on this scale had been forbidden by the...
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JourneyOf1
Nov 24, 2004

"We're Going To Pow-wow!" Part 2

Some Important Things to Know:1. Listen to the Emcee, the man on the mic that gives out all information needed, what is taking place and when, if photos are not allowed, etc. During break times for...
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Nov 24, 2004

Seasonal Bear at Ease!

This particular tip is typical only in Fort Rucker. For years, as the seasons changed, and holidays came and went ~ so was this bear dressed appropriately for each occasion! Today we found him in his...
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TropicGirl77
Aug 16, 2003
 
 
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Who´s who of Alabama

Who´s the most famous celebrity from Alabama? Is it Courteney Cox starring in NBC´s hit series 'Friends'? She is from Birmingham. Or basketball star Charles Barkley from Leeds, AL.? Baseball´s Hank...
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KaiM
Sep 12, 2002

Driving back-and-forth from...

Driving back-and-forth from Mobile to McIntosh every day, I was struck by the number and variety of churches. Some are obviously well-endowed and well attended. While others are just getting by. You...
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SouthJersey
Aug 26, 2002

Three important things to...

Three important things to remember:1. Y'all is just a contraction of You and all. It is already plural, and does not need an 's'. Don't over do it by addressing one person as y'all. We use 'you' just...
jonil
Aug 25, 2002

You might try to match the big...

You might try to match the big smile you'll get when you approach someone. One way of greeting you in Alabama is the one finger wave. If you're in a rural area nine times our of ten the driver you...
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Priddylady
Aug 24, 2002

Mardi Gras is a big deal in...

Mardi Gras is a big deal in Mobile. They get all antsy if you say 'New Orleans has the best Mardi Gras' or 'I'm just driving through to Mardi Gras.' Mardi Gras is a big deal among all of the Acadien...
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DrewV
Aug 24, 2002

For international travelers...

For international travelers the side roads show the real live in alabama there are some someplaces that you have to take care when traveling on side roads. with care is a enjoyable trip. there is real...
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russ45
Aug 24, 2002

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Top Hotels in Alabama

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26 North Royal Street, Opening May 2007, Mobile, Alabama, 36602, United States
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2101 Fifth Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35203, United States
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1124 Eastern Blvd., Montgomery, Alabama, 36117 1942, United States
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337 East Beach Blvd., PO Box 481, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36547, United States
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4815 University Drive NW, Huntsville, Alabama, 35816, United States
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112 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Top Things to Do in Alabama

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Mobile Bay

Of course a major attraction is the bay, which is formed by the estuary of the Mobile river. The bay is 413 square miles and is protected by barrier islands. Since Mobile is in the upper bay most of...
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Riverwalk Stadium

In Montgomery, you can find Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits, the AA Minor League (roughly equivalent to a European 3rd League) affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. We thought it would...
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Vulcan Park and Museum

The statue of the Roman god of the Forge, Vulcan is the unofficial symbol of the city of Birmingham. The 56-foot statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and was created for the 1904...
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Early Works Museum

Hands on History museum for kids set in downtown Huntsville next to Constitution Hall park historic village. Nice little museum for kids but nothing special worth going out of your way to...
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De Soto Falls

Great falls on Lookout Mountain. The falls are a 104 foot drop into a plunge pool. The falls are part of Desoto State Park near the little river canyon area about 10 miles north of Fort Payne,...
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Geneva and Geneva County

Geneva County was established on December 26, 1868 and was named after the county seat, the town of Geneva. The town of Geneva started as a small trading post in 1820. It was located where two rivers...
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"Alabama Back Roads and Byways"
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"Ancestral Home of the Four Tribes"
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