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Just outside of Birmingham is Bessemer, AL, one of the best destinations for access to big-city fun with the serenity of a smaller locale. For example, it’s here you can enjoy the Autobahn Indoor Speedway

Bessemer is best known as the home of Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure, one of the state's best water and amusement park destinations. It’s also surrounded by plenty of shopping, cultural entertainment, and unique dining establishments like the award-winning Bright Star, a Greek-influenced restaurant that’s served patrons since 1907.

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Alabama Has a BBQ Culture All Its Own

Springtime in Alabama is chock full of art, music and food festivals. Visitors can find at least one or two festivals on any given weekend in almost every small town.

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Splash Around in Alabama

Five ways to cool off in Alabama when temperatures soar.

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Barbecue Time

It’s the summer and it’s time for barbecue! Luckily, Alabama has some of the best barbecue joints in the South. Check out some of our favorite spots below.

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