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Buck Creek Trail
Buck Creek Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Limestone Park
Limestone Park
Attraction type: Bodies of Water; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Parks

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Oak Mountain State Park
Oak Mountain State Park(Pelham)
Attraction type: State Parks; Biking Trails
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Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum(Calera)
Owner description: The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum provides railroad fun for all ages! Come view our displays in our depot museum, see our working signal display, and take a ride on our vintage... more Owner description: The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum provides railroad fun for all ages! Come view our displays in our depot museum, see our working signal display, and take a ride on our vintage rail cars! less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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American Village Citizenship Trust
American Village Citizenship Trust(Montevallo)
Owner description: The American Village builds good citizens on the cornerstone of liberty. The American Village is a nationally-pioneering classroom and American history and civics education... more Owner description: The American Village builds good citizens on the cornerstone of liberty. The American Village is a nationally-pioneering classroom and American history and civics education center that engages and inspires 35,000-40,000 students annually from Alabama and Southeastern states in experience-based academic programs related to American history, civics and government. Students “step into history” and discover the power and drama of America’s journey for independence, liberty, and self-government. The American Village is embarked on a journey to expand the number of students served on-campus to 100,000 each year, drawing school and youth groups from throughout the Nation. On the cornerstone of liberty, the American Village educates and inspires young people to: Know America’s history — the stories of our country’s legacy of liberty and those in every generation who have secured it Cherish the ideals of liberty — the founding principles on which our Nation, the Constitution, institutions of American self-government, and our civic responsibilities are based Serve our country as good citizens and leaders — all as stewards of liberty Remembering the Price of Liberty The timeless lesson of liberty is that freedom is not free. The American Village tells the compelling stories of not only America’s legacy of liberty, but of those in every generation who have served and sacrificed for that cause. Adjoining the hallowed ground of the Alabama National Cemetary, which will become the final resting place for almost 200,000 veterans, the American Village has been designated by public law as the Veterans Living Legacy. This campus is dedicated to honoring America’s veterans and their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. The American Village is preparing to engage and inspire 150,000 visitors each year to remember and honor our veterans and active military. The National Veterans Shrine uses multimedia to engage visitors in the stories of liberty and sacrifice, from generation to generation. It houses the Veterans Register of Honor which presents the names, photographs, and biographies of tens of thousands of veterans, living and dead, who have served our country. The Freedom Trail includes a replica of Concord's Old North Bridge, evoking the "shot heard 'round the world" and will include a Field of Honor representing soils taken from the blood-stained battlefields where brave Americans have served their country and the cause of freedom. The Trail will enable young and old alike to experience America’s journey for independence and freedom, especially remembering the cost of liberty. It will serve as an interpretive gateway adjoining the 490-acre National Veterans Cemetery, truly transforming these consecrated places into the “Arlington of the Southeast.” Cherishing the Constitution and America’s Charters of Freedom Our country faces growing national amnesia of the constitutional foundations of our freedom and self-government. On most school days at the American Village students step into roles as delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. They discover a remarkable document that begins with the words "We the People..." They gaze at the "Rising Sun Chair" and perhaps realize that individually as citizens and leaders they will help decide whether the sun is still a rising sun for our country. The American Village aims to broaden and enhance the impact of its programs based on the Constitution and America's Charters of Freedom. The centerpiece of this facility and educational program expansion will be Independence Hall and Congress Hall Classrooms. Inspired by America's Independence Hall and adjoining Congress Hall of Philadelphia, the American Village's expansion will be an extraordinary setting for both student and public programs with a compelling focus on America's great Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence The United States Constitution The Bill of Rights These documents are more than historic relics on old parchment. They represent what Jefferson called "the creed of our political faith; the text of civic instruction." They remain our Nation's fundamental principles that "secure the blessings of liberty" to this and future generations. less
Attraction type: Historical & Heritage Tours; Military Museums; History Museums
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Champy's Famous Fried Chicken
Champy's Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #1 of 72 Restaurants in Alabaster
Price:
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Joe's Italian
Joe's Italian
Ranked #2 of 72 Restaurants in Alabaster
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jim 'N Nick's Alabaster
Jim 'N Nick's Alabaster
Ranked #3 of 72 Restaurants in Alabaster
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Full Moon Bar B Que
Full Moon Bar B Que
Ranked #4 of 72 Restaurants in Alabaster
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Panda House
Panda House
Ranked #5 of 72 Restaurants in Alabaster
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Candlewood Suites Alabaster
2.5 of 5
Candlewood Suites Alabaster
$94 - $131
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alabaster
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites
$26 - $170
Ranked #5 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
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WoodSpring Suites Birmingham Bessemer
2.5 of 5
WoodSpring Suites Birmingham Bessemer
$42 - $89
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Bessemer
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alabaster
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alabaster
$115 - $124
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Alabaster
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Hampton Inn Calera
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Calera
$123 - $150
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Calera
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Oak Mountain Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Oak Mountain Inn
$82 - $136
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Pelham
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

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Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5
Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection
$279 - $489
Ranked #11 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
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Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
$191 - $437
Ranked #14 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
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The Westin Birmingham
4.0 of 5
The Westin Birmingham
$206 - $356
Ranked #15 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
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