Longleaf Botanical Gardens is an oasis of rare and interesting plants
If the dinosaur in the museum came to life, it would recognize at least one plant in Anniston's Longleaf Botanical Gardens—a pre-historic relic, a cycad. These plants date back from 9 to 65 million years and in all probability endured plenty of dinosaur nibbling. With plants that complement the mission of the Anniston Natural History Museum, the Gardens are packed with both native and exotic plants that beautify and mystify those who walk its trails.
4 ways Decatur, Alabama became nationally recognized as a Tree City USA
Warren Buffet said someone is sitting in the shade today, because someone planted a tree a long time ago. The City of Decatur has been planting trees for years and continues to do so with a multiprong approach to growing and maintaining the city’s tree canopies. The city’s efforts [...]
6 towns you need to visit along the Singing River Trail of North Alabama
There is already so much to explore on the Singing River Trail; so many sights to see, so much history to learn, so many memories to make. What will eventually be a 200-plus mile greenway space connecting the communities of North Alabama, the Singing River Trail will create a [...]
Visit the Jesse Owens Museum & Park in Oakville, Alabama for Black History Month
“Showcase the good.” Three simple words with profound meaning were spoken by Olympic Gold medal winner and track and field superstar Jesse Owens. These words, however, encapsulate that reality that he was more than just an athlete but a true champion of spirit. In 1936 he captured the attention [...]
5 things you might not know about Barber Motorsports Park
Every year thousands of visitors from all over the world come to Leeds, Alabama to visit Barber Motorsports Park and Museum. Over the past two decades (the park turned 20 in January), the attraction has drawn more than 3 million visitors to the state. If you’ve never been to this gem (it’s only a 20-minute drive from downtown Birmingham), we highly recommend adding it to the top of your Alabama bucket list. Car enthusiasts can check out the 16-turn racetrack. Motorcycle lovers will fawn over the massive two-wheel collection inside the museum. And even those who aren’t so interested in motorsports can enjoy the gorgeous grounds, gardens, and a surprising sculpture park. Here are five fun facts to know about Barber before you visit.
10 fun and unique Alabama Valentine’s Day date ideas
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning something special for the lucky guy or gal in your life. This year, skip the tired old dinner reservation and surprise your sweetie with a completely unique date idea. Here are 10 great Alabama date ideas guaranteed to sweep your partner off their feet.