Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
1930 McFarland Blvd
Northport, AL 35476
Phone: (205) 330-0345
Fax: (205) 330-0345
This riverboat is a fantastic replica of the paddlewheel riverboats which traveled through the Black Warrior River in the early 1900's. The boat is open for sightseeing, dinner cruises and private parties.
The Tuscaloosa Public Library has an extensive collection of books as well as modern computer systems for specialized fields like genealogy. Its facilities are technically advanced, yet it conducts traditional events such as puppet shows and family story sessions.
The best place to get a taste of Tuscaloosa, be it food, shopping or sightseeing, is undoubtedly the Downtown area. One of the busiest parts of the fifth largest city in Alabama, Downtown is where you'll find a number of museums like the Children's Hands-on Museum, Murphy American Museum (history of the American cotton-industry) and the Paul Bryant Museum. Visit Cafe Venice or the Depalma's and try some Italian cooking. Your trip to downtown wouldn't be complete without walking around the university and exhausting all the shopping possibilities found here.
This original inn and stagecoach stop features authentic antique furnishings from the Capital Period.
Built in 1829, the Gorgas House was the first structure to be built on the University of Alabama campus and stands as an excellent example of Low Country architecture. The Gorgas House is one of only four buildings on campus to survive the Civil War and the only one designed by renowned architect William Nichols.
Furnished with antiques dating from the early 1800s, it is a museum and cultural center. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an example of the many 19th century restored structures in Tuscaloosa and West Alabama.
This 1863 antebellum mansion is one of finest remaining examples of Italianate architecture in South. Home of Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This public university was founded in 1831 and is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the state of Alabama.
Head to the taproom at Druid City Brewing Company and sample brews such as India Pale Ale with tropical fruit flavors and Belgian Wheat with notes of citrus. The bar has light yellow walls and a blackboard with quirky sketches explaining the brewing process.
The Snow Hinton Park is a charming garden with well-manicured green lawns and typical trees of the temperate region. It has pathways for enjoying a stroll, two pavilions for resting and a playground to practice sports.
This 3,200 acre lake is known for the bald eagles that visit in the Winter. There are also facilities for aters, swimmers, hikers, sighteers and picnics.
The University of Alabama Arboretum is worth a visit for both nature lovers and botany enthusiasts. Head to the wildflower garden that houses 250 flowering plant varieties, walk through hickory, pine and oak forests, tread through bogs and see cacti and orchids at the greenhouse.