Try Moundsville. Ancient burial sites, mounds and temple complex. It is not far from T-Town or Birmingham.
There are a number of things along the way. A few that I can think of off the top of my head:
- The International Motorsports Hall of Fame at the Talladega Superspeedway
- The Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman museum in Anniston
- Barber Motorsports Park and Museum in Leeds
- A number of things in Birmingham: Civil Rights Museum, Southern Museum of Flight, Alabama Theater, McWane Center
I would stick to I-20 West and check out some of the places listed in post #3. What I would specifically recommend is stopping first at the Barber Motorsports Park. The museum is amazing with vintage motorcycles and race cars. You can tour the race track which hosts Indy races. Many drivers and those in the industry call it the most beautiful road course in the world. You could then do lunch at the Irondale Cafe which was the inspiration for the Fannie Flagg book and movie Fried Green Tomatoes. Then a stop at the Civil Rights Institute would be a great way to see some of the history of Birmingham and how far we have come. Other places to see downtown include the Alabama Theater, Linn Park, 16th Street Baptist Church and Railroad Park. Then it is about another hour drive to Tuscaloosa. If you want to grab dinner before getting to Tuscaloosa, stop at the Bright Star in Bessemer which is on the way from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa.
Great ideas, thank you!
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