Tuscaloosa County

Alabama Museum of Natural History

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The Alabama Museum of Natural History, with thousands of invaluable  specimens from all lines of scientific research, is a lasting monument to the energy, labor and love exhibited by Dr. Eugene Allen Smith.  He was appointed as state geologist in 1873 …

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Gorgas House Museum

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The Gorgas House Museum is the oldest structure on the University of Alabama campus. Built in 1829, the building served as a dining hall, hotel, and residence for the University’s Steward. Converted into a faculty residence in the 1840s, it was one of …

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Kentuck Art Center

Kentuck Art Center houses two art galleries; eight artists’ studios spanning the mediums of fiber, raku, oil paint, acrylic paint, mixed media, metal, clay, and video; the Red Dog Potters, a community group of ceramic artists; a multi-use classroom spa …

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Lake Harris

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Lake Harris is located on Yellow Creek and was one of two reservoirs for drinking water for the city of Tuscaloosa. The dirt entrance road is three miles in length and passes through a considerable stretch of early second-growth scrub. Prairie Warblers …

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Lake Lurleen State Park

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Lake Lurleen State Park is named after Alabama’s only female governor. Lurleen Wallace, the wife of former Governor George C. Wallace, was a native of Tuscaloosa County. As Governor she was instrumental in funding a major renovation project of Alabama …

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Lake Nicol

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Lake Nicol is an attractive, easily accessible, well-maintained, and popular wooded park on a substantial lake. It draws many local visitors, so the best birding is achieved on weekdays, early or late in the day, and days when traffic should be less th …

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Rocky Branch Park

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One of the more interesting aspects of a birding trip to Rocky Branch Park is the drive in from AL 216 – the Old Birmingham Highway. Rocky Branch Road passes through acres of interesting second-growth habitat, with a good selection of birds. In the war …

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Theatre Tuscaloosa

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Theatre Tuscaloosa, one of the largest community theatres in the state, works in partnership with Shelton State Community College to provide quality theatrical experiences to the citizens of West Alabama through performances, workshops and classroom instruction.

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Tuscaloosa Museum of Art

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The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art displays about 1000 works of fine and decorative art and it is considered to be one of the greatest private collections of American Art. Photo By Kthurman83 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0             …

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Tuscaloosa Transportation Museum

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By maintaining Tuscaloosa’s historic Queen City Park along the Black Warrior River, the Transportation Museum will advance knowledge and appreciation of Tuscaloosa’s local and regional history and natural resources through exhibits, museum educational …

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University of Alabama Arboretum

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The University of Alabama Arboretum maintains plant collections for botanical education and appreciation. The Arboretum features walking trails through a native woodland section, a wildflower garden, a collection of ornamental plants, an experimental g …

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