Area Attractions

Alabama Museum of Natural History

Located in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus, this museum displays fossils, rocks and minerals from the Age of Dinosaurs, Ice and Coal Ages. For more information call (205) 348-7550.

Battle-Friedman House

Greek Revival Mansion houses city cultural center and museum. For more information call (205) 758-6138.

Bryant-Denny Stadium

Home of the twelve-time National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide. Under recent expansion, the stadium increased by 13,000 seats to a capacity of 83,000. For more information call (205) 348-6010.

Paul W. Bryant Museum

Celebrate more than 100 years of Crimson Tide football, beginning with the first team in 1892. Also view the recreation of the legendary Coach "Bear" Bryant's office. For more information call (205) 348-4668.

Capitol Park

Reconstructed architectural features of the capitol building when Tuscaloosa was the state's capital from 1826-1846. The park is located in downtown Tuscaloosa at the intersection of University Boulevard and 28th Avenue. For more information call (205) 562-3200.

Children's Hands-On Museum

A fun and educational learning experience for children of all ages through hands-on exhibits, programs, and special events. For more information call (205) 349-4235.

Denny Chimes

Named after former University President George Denny, the tower was constructed in 1929, and then restored in 1986. This landmark is home to the "Football Walk of Fame", with hand and footprints of legendary Alabama players. For more information call (205) 348-6010.

Gorgas House

Built in 1829, the Gorgas House is the oldest building on the University of Alabama campus. Family heirlooms are on display. For more information call (205) 348-5906.

Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion

The 1862 antebellum mansion is one of the finest remaining examples of Italianate architecture in the South. It is home of the Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitors Center. For more information call (205) 391-9200.

Kentuck Art Center

The gallery features rotating monthly exhibits of some of the region's finest arts and crafts. There is also a gift shop specializing in arts and crafts by local, regional and national artists. For more information call (205) 333-1252.

Lake Lurleen State Park

Located about 10 minutes from downtown Tuscaloosa, the park offers 1,600 acres of recreational area for camping, hiking, swimming and fishing in the 250-area lake. For more information call (205) 339-1558.

Mercedes-Benz Visitor’s Center

Plant tours are available Monday thru Friday by advance reservations. Exhibitions trace the history of Merced-Benz from 1886 to the present. This is the only Mercedes-Benz assembly plant outside of Europe. For more information call (800) 286-8762.

Mildred Warner House

This exquisitely furnished home has changing art exhibits. For more information call (205) 553-6200.

Moundville Archaeological Park

Located fifteen miles south of Tuscaloosa, the park is part of the Alabama Museum of Natural History. It is internationally known as one of the most important prehistoric Indian settlements. The 320-acre park includes nature trails, Indian villages, and a museum. For more information call (205) 758-2861.

Murphy African-American Museum 

This museum was home to the first licensed mortician in Alabama. The exhibit rooms feature the Murphy family memorabilia. For more information call (205) 758-2861.

The Old Tavern Museum

The museum is an 1827 inn and stagecoach stop. Authentic antique furnishings are from the capitol period. For more information (205) 758-2238.

Renaissance Art Gallery

This gallery displays pieces by nationally known folk, traditional and contemporary artists. For more information call (205) 752-4422.

Tannehill Ironworks

This historical state park contains a monument to the Confederacy. The park offers camping, golf, hiking and swimming. Special events include a re-enactment of a Civil War battle and monthly Trade Days. For more information call (205) 477-5711.

University of Alabama Arboretum

Explore meadow, bog, and woodland wildflower gardens of native Alabama plants and plant communities. For more information call (205) 553-3278.