Things To Do in Alabama

40% Off Intro Flight Lesson from Box Aviation

Box Aviation

Montgomery

$199 $119

Introductory flight gives neophyte pilots their first wings as they soar alongside a trained instructor above Alabama's open skies

69% Off at Condé-Charlotte Museum House Visits

Condé-Charlotte Museum House

Conde-Charlotte Museum House

$16 $5

Historical home exhibits artifacts from the five countries Mobile has belonged to: France, Spain, Britain, the US, and the Confederacy

Up to 59% Off Glass-Art Classes

Huntsville Stained Glass Class

Huntsville

$45 $22

Colorful suncatchers may be shaped into playful kite, simple diamond, or quilt pattern; wind chimes use repurposed wine bottles

Up to 50% Off Creek Tubing at Floating Fun

Floating Fun

Oxford

$40 $22

Float down Choccolocco Creek in heat-resistant inner tubes outfitted with floors and cup holders

44% Off Watersports-Equipment Rental

Island Life Beach Rentals And Fishing Charters

Gulf Shores

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Styx & Foreigner – Up to 56% Off Summer Tour

Styx, Foreigner: The Soundtrack of Summer Tour with guest Don Felder

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

$45.50 $20

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Classic-rock icons blaze through arena anthems such as "Come Sail Away," "I Want to Know What Love Is," and "Road to Forever"

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Barber Motorsports Park

$47 $23.50

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colourful dyes as they cross the finish line

Up to 55% Off Gun Courses or Private Lessons

Mountainside Sports

Montevallo

$100 $50

NRA-certified instructors lead firearm-specific coursework at a scenic range with a country-club-like setting

Up to 60% Off Super-Speedway Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Talladega Superspeedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 58% Off Skydiving

Skydive Alabama

Vinemont

$348 $169

Customers leap from 14,000 feet in tandem free fall and attends subsequent AFF ground school

Up to 51% Off Horseback Trail Ride or Party

Star HB Farms

Huntsville

$20 $10

Farm perched atop Drake Mountain makes picturesque hub for trail rides through the leafy countryside

Up to 56% Off an Overnight Stay in a Luxury RV Resort

Lake Osprey RV Resort

Elberta

$100 $49

Stay for multiple nights in a landscaped RV site in a natural preserve; the resort features a clubhouse, pool, hot tub, 11-acre lake & more

50% Off Dance Class

Panda's Studio Of Dance

Gulf Shores

$90 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 66% Off Membership to The RAC Health Complex

The RAC Health Complex

Robertsdale

$425 $212

8,000 sq. ft. fitness facility open 24/7 features a wide array of cardio machines, weight equipment, and a tanning salon

Up to 54% Off Tandem Skydiving

Skydive Tuskegee

Tuskegee

$348 $169

Take to the air to experience a jump while strapped to an experienced instructor; includes keepsake video and photos of fall

Up to 51% Off Camp or Birthday Party at Masterpiece Education

Masterpiece Education

Vestavia Hills

$150 $79

Camps themed around topics such as the wild west, sea life, and Africa; themed birthday celebration with arts and crafts

Up to 51% Off NASCAR Racecar Experience

NASCAR Racing Experience

Talladega Superspeedway

$129.99 $64

Drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Talladega Superspeedway

Up to 53% Off Painting Class

My Horses Art

Huntsville

$32 $15

Instructors supply guests with materials and provide instruction on how to craft a pony or puppy painting

Rewind Fest – Up to 59% Off Tribute Bands

Rewind Fest

Von Braun Center Concert Hall

$36.80 $15

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Tribute bands fill a festival with the hits of Kiss, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses and Ozzy.

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Sean Dickson knows firsthand how fitness can equate to survival. He spent 10 years in the Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, attending Ranger School, and working as a recon scout in Iraq and as a special forces medical sergeant in Afghanistan. He found CrossFit when he returned to Alabama, and has since set PRs that include a 465-pound deadlift and a 5:37 mile. Along with his fellow instructors, Sean leads students of all levels through intense workouts that use Olympic weightlifting equipment, stumps attached to chains, and kettlebells to build strength. The class schedule includes three strength-building classes a week, with the rest of the classes based on metabolic conditioning and the art of ripping off a T-shirt.

2048 Valleydale Terrace
Birmingham,
AL
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Full service needlepoint shop...handpainted canvases, threads, accessories, classes and so much more!

7020 Vaughn Rd
Montgomery,
AL
US

Southerland Station has always nurtured budding creativity. Founded in 1958 as a blueprint- and drafting-supply store, the shop has since grown in size and scope, gearing its inventory of imagination fuel—which now numbers 40,000 different items—toward a younger audience. Oil paints and canvases offer outlets for artistic talents, which can also be honed in one of the shop’s art classes. Lego sets and model trains appeal to both the imaginative and the literal-minded, replicating reality through brightly colored bricks or 1:220 scale trains that are accurate down to their Union Pacific livery. And, though it now represents a smaller portion of the business, the drafting-supplies section is still there, giving mechanically inclined kids materials for blueprinting their next treehouse or battery of anti-cooties missiles.

402 Governors Drive Southwest
Huntsville,
AL
US

With a lineage that traces back more than 30 years to its founders' respective schools, Tiger Rock Martial Arts has grown to more than 200 locations nationwide. Tiger Rock's primary focus is tae kwon do, through which certified trainers teach youngsters the skills to defend themselves, as well as confidence and discipline. Adults can learn tae kwon do as well or encounter martial-arts moves in a calorie-torching aerobic workout. Tiger Rock also partners with sports teams to bolster their training or with corporations to get their employees up, moving, and healthy.

1000 13th Street East
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

Reservations/Appointments: Optional
Established: 1996
Staff Size: 50+ people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Train ride

Locals agree that the best was to take in Noccalula Falls Park's natural beauty with a ride on The C. P. Huntington Train. The train wends its way through park grounds, taking guests between the outdoor animal habitat—home to a lion, a lynx, and foxes, to name a few—and the deer park, home to 10-point buck named Rambo.

The locomotive chugs by Pioneer Village, a collection of rough-hewn log buildings assembled in the style of early settlements. The trek concludes by the park's miniature golf course, which uses natural rock formations, waterfalls, and streams to add challenge to its 18 holes, rather than showcasing a less friendly challenge that goes through the lion's habitat.

1500 Noccalula Rd
Gadsden,
AL
US

Pump It Up specializes in indoor, inflatable arenas for children. During two fun-filled pop-in visits, children can leap around gargantuan air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an air-filled obstacle course. Pump It Up’s giant indoor air arenas are climate-controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by a well-trained staff and local police. Parents bounce for free during pop-in, so childless adults who want to play will need to borrow a neighbor’s kid or win one by collecting soda tops. Each playtime includes a Pump It Up cup filled with party favors.

2724 Chandalar Place Dr
Pelham,
AL
US