Whether your preference is nature or nostalgia, Tuskegee has something for you. Nothing soothes like the calming influence of water and Lake Tuskegee is as good as it gets. Trees, plants, flowers, insects, birds and wildlife thrive in the Tuskegee National Forest. Paradise is located in Tuskegee if you enjoy hunting and fishing. White Oak Plantation encompasses more than 16,000 acres of private land that supports whitetail deer, Easter wild turkey, squirrel, rabbits, crows, bobcats, fox, beaver and coyote as well as fishing for large mouth Florida bass and bream.You can connect with dynamic individuals and institutions that transformed this country while visiting Tuskegee.  The lives of Booker T. Washington and Dr. George Washington Carver intersected here. Both men are buried on the campus of Tuskegee University. This respected academic institution has a long history of excellence and many of its students have aceived great success. Visitors to the university should also spend time at the George Washington Carver Museum, located on the campus. Just across the street is The Oaks- the meticulously preserved home of  Booker T. Washington. If independent sightseeing is your style, you can map out an itinerary that will take you to historic sites. Guided tours are also available through the Tuskegee Civil and Human Rights Multicultural Center.  Visit this facility, which charts the progression of civilization from ancient times to today and also chronicles events that make Tuskegee such an historically significant city. Tuskegee's rich history includes the Tuskegee Airmen who are memorialized at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field. Each year during Memorial Day weekend, the airmen are celebrated at the annual fly-in sponsored by NAI/Black Wings.  The fly-in is a three day series of events including aviation safety seminars, competitive navigation, pylon racing, balloon bursting, aerobatic demonstrations, socializing and networking.  While Tuskegee takes great effort to preserve its history, the leadership os also investing in the present and future. Municipal parks offer swimming, tennis, basketball, baseball, softball and football. The annual Carver Sweet Potato Festival is held during the fall. The Carver Arts and Crafts Festival is an annual springtime event. Both festivals commemorate Dr. Carver's revolutionary research and both events are free and open to the public.  They are held on the Tuskegee Square, an oasis of tranquility, now experiencing a renaissance. Iconic civil rights attorney Fred Gray built his law office on the perimeter of the square and other new businesses also have opened there.  Just down the road from Tuskegee, is Victoryland, a dog track/bingo facility where Lady Luck welcomes all challenges and smiles when your pick leads the pack or when you hit the jackpot.