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Trains, Tulips and 19th-Century Tea

Trains, Tulips and 19th-Century Tea

Huntsville, Ala.

Friday: From Trains to Tulips. Andy Barker, the robotic ticket agent, fills you in on Alabama’s railroad history at the Huntsville Depot. The site, where visitors can tour locomotives and view graffiti written by Civil War soldiers, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Switch gears and admire the beauty of the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Meander through specialty gardens, along the wildflower and nature trail and past the 110-year-old dogwood. Lunch is soups, salads or sandwiches with a sophisticated twist at Covington’s Downtowne.

 

Scottsboro: Alabama Weekend Getaway

Scottsboro: Alabama Weekend Getaway

 

People have been coming to walk the streets of Scottsboro for more than 100 years, not necessarily to look at architecture or even take in the sites, but to hunt for bargains.

Centered around the courthouse square, and conceived as a way to bring peo...

The Alabama Way to Go: Riding the Rails in the Northeast Corner

The Alabama Way to Go: Riding the Rails in the Northeast Corner

Northeast Alabama was once an important railroad hub for the country and part of the South’s only continuous route from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River. While the glory days of the railroad have passed, today you can take a tour of Northeast Al...

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