AL State Parks and
Historic Sites

Alabama has several state parks, attractions, and national historic sites which you can see a few of here.

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Moundville Archaeological Site (Moundville/Tuscaloosa):The most historic of Alabamas's national historic sites, Moundville is the second largest existing example of Middle Mississippian era Native mound-building (after Cahokia). Pictured here is one of its most famous artifacts, a pallette with a beautifully preserved engraving of the famous hand and eye motif of the culture. Moundville Archaeological Site (Moundville/Tuscaloos):The most historic of Alabamas's national historic sites, Moundville is the second largest existing example of Middle Mississippian era Native mound-building (after Cahokia). It's museum was recently refurbished and is filled with interesting recreations of Native American life from the time. USS Alabama (Mobile): One of only two remaining Dakota class warships, the USS Alabama is a national historic landmark that is now located in Mobile Bay and which you can visit to board and learn more about the history. Cheaha State Park (Delta): Cheaha State Park is located at Alabama's highest point on Cheaha Mountain and boasts a wonderful overlook and tower. Cheaha State Park (Delta): Cheaha State Park is located at Alabama's highest point on Cheaha Mountain and boasts a wonderful overlook and tower. Sloss Blast Furnaces (Birmingham): This historic ironworks mill from the 1800s is the oldest remaining of its kind in America. 16th Avenue Baptist Church (Birmingham): Four young girls were killed when the KKK bombed this black church and site of civil right mobilizing in 1963. The event woke up many others in America to the struggle blacks were facing. Desoto Caverns (Childersburg): Originally called Kymulga Cave, this cavern is not a state historic site but it does have a long history of use by both Native Americans, civil war soldiers, and even as a speak easy during during prohibition. Today it and the area around have been turned into a tourist fun park.