Sightseeing in Madison

Ave Maria Grotto Visit for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids (Up to 52% Off)

Ave Maria Grotto

Ave Maria Grotto

$14 $7

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Landscaped four-acre park holds 125 miniature replicas of the world's famous churches and shrines

$20 for $36 Worth of Wine Tasting for Two, with Glasses and Wine Tote — Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Albertville

$36 $20

Wine tasting with choice of two designer wine mugs or wine glasses packaged in a dandy wine tote.

Winery and Vineyard Tour for Two or Four with Tasting at Natchez Hills Vineyard (Up to 51% Off)

Natchez Hills Vineyard

Hampshire

$50 $25

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Tour a 3-acre vineyard and winery while learning about the winemaking process, then enjoy a complimentary tasting

Adventure Hall Visit for Two or Four at McWane Science Center (Up to 50% Off)

McWane Science Center

Fountain Heights

$26 $13

Explore the world of scientific discovery with four floors of hands-on exhibits, including a dig pit, an aquarium, and a laser-stringed harp

Visit for Two or Four, or Membership for One, Two, or Four to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum (Up to Half Off)

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Birmingham

$30 $21

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Display of 750+ vintage and modern motorcycles and classic racecars; Porsche ride for "plus" members

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (Half Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Fountain Heights

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$8 for Visit for Four to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (Up to $20 Value)

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Birmingham

$20 $8

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33,000 sq. ft. museum showcases more than 5,000 sports artifacts; gift shop peddles local college team regalia

Admission, Self-Guided Tour, and Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four at Southern Museum of Flight (Up to 52% Off)

Southern Museum of Flight

North Eastlake

$26 $13

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Self-guided tour and scavenger hunt illuminate hidden treasures of aviation museum

$65 for Segway Guided Tour of Historic Franklin for Two from Franklin Segway Tours and Rental ($120 Value)

Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals

Franklin

$120 $65

90-minute guided Segway tour of Historic Franklin charters historical Civil War sites & scenic pathways next to rivers and wooded areas

Dairy-Farm Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Noble Springs Dairy (Up to 56% Off)

Noble Springs Dairy

2

$24 $12

Tours take guests throughout the goat dairy farm, spotlighting the milk parlor and cheese-making facility, as well as the farm animals

$30 for a Visit to The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and Lotz House Museum ($40 Value)

The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and Lotz House Museum

Multiple Locations

$40 $30

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Visitors learn about the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin at three historical sites, including a museum with antiques and fine art

Haunted Walking Tour for One or Two from Franklin on Foot (Up to 42% Off)

Franklin On Foot

Franklin

$18 $11

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Discover the old haunts of departed socialites, spies, and Confederate soldiers during a 90-minute stroll

Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Lotz House Museum (50% Off)

Lotz House Museum

Franklin

$30 $15

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Relive the tribulations of the Lotz family in late November 1864, when they weathered the bloody battle of Franklin

Boos, Brews, and Booze Pub Crawl for One or Two from Chattanooga Brew Choo (Up to 50% Off)

Chattanooga Brew Choo

The Ice Cream Show

$25 $13

BYOB pedal-powered pub crawl takes guests on a tour of bars and haunted locales

One-Year Family Plus or Family Deluxe Membership at Chattanooga Zoo (Up to 40% Off)

Chattanooga Zoo

Bushtown - Highland Park

$75 $45

Family memberships grant year-round access to the zoo plus carousel rides and optional Up Close Encounters tour passes

Smartphone Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga (65% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga

$40 $14

Teams grab their smartphones before exploring the city while finding clues and solving puzzles in order to earn points and finish the race

Two or Four Admissions or Individual or Family Membership at Bessie Smith Cultural Center (Up to 50% Off)

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Downtown Chattanooga

$14 $7

Museum and performance hall named for blues legend Bessie Smith hosts educational exhibits and artistic events

Two or Four Adult Admissions to Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center (Up to 43% Off)

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

Lookout Valley - Lookout Mountain

$20 $12

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Visitors explore 317 acres of forests and fields that are home to more than 50 native animal species, including endangered red wolves

Tour for Two Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children at Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation (Up to 50% Off)

Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation

Metro Nashville

$20 $11

Visitors watch a film about Sam Davis's life, then explore the museum's galleries, Davis's home, and the plantation grounds

Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Chieftains Museum

Rome

$10 $6

Major Ridge's home in Georgia is now a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large

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The Huntsville Museum of Art's collection and exhibitions provide an aesthetic roost for predominantly Southeast American artwork, housing more than 3,000 artistic objects by national and regional artists. Sporting spacious galleries and the recently added Davidson Center for the Arts wing, the museum woos wayward gazes with more than 400 paper works of 19th- and 20th-century American masters, including James McNeill Whistler, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and John Sloan. Current exhibitions include Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of Automobiles, which documents the post-war history of American automobile design through primary sketches and drawings, rather than with rejected robot lecturers from Epcot's Hall of Presidents, as well as Edward Weston: Leaves of Grass, which displays 53 black-and-white images used by the photographer to illustrate Walt Whitman's famous poem.

300 Church St SW
Huntsville,
AL
US

Replete with ornate gardens and a brick mansion fronted by towering, white columns, Rippavilla Plantation winds the clock back to the time of the Civil War. In the fall, the smells of bonfires and steaming hot chocolate fill the sprawling grounds as they host pumpkin paintings and other old-timey, outdoor fun. The Rippavilla corn maze tests internal compasses and scarecrow-bribing techniques on a 10-acre, labyrinthine path. As they pass through the maze, guests encounter signs that boast historical facts about major Civil War battles in 1862, putting them in touch with the site's legacy. For a plus-size serving of fresh, autumn air, guests can also board the hayride to circle the grounds, which are devoid of the sinister ghouls that often emerge at many fall festivals; instead, the grounds remain family-friendly throughout the night.

5700 Main St
Spring Hill,
TN
US

The sleek, dark body of the A-12 Blackbird is invisible to radar detection, but that doesn’t stop it from attracting the attention of every visitor to the Southern Museum of Flight in sight. The retired bomber is just one of the aircrafts in the Southern Museum of Flight’s outdoor collection, and it gives visitors a glimpse of what’s to come. Stepping inside, you can almost hear the purring engines from the Korean War jet or 1920s Huff-Daland crop duster.

Not only does the museum bring high-flown feats of engineering artistry down to earth, it sets its impressive collection of airplanes into realistic dioramas. The exhibits, designed to give life to the history of southern aviation, sprawl across 75,000 square feet and includes photographs, models, original engines, and the tiny gnomes that power them. The Korean War Jets exhibit, for example, uses mannequins and a surprisingly realistic mock-up of Kimpo Air Force Base to tell the story of No Kum Sok, a North Korean lieutenant in the Air Force who defected.

4343 73rd St N
Birmingham,
AL
US

In one corner, kids practice cracking a safe. In another, tiny hands sift through sand to find ancient fossils, with no archaeologists in sight. Toddlers, meanwhile, wander through a surreal dreamscape of 10-foot milk cartons and car-sized paper towel rolls. But these aren’t scenes from a zany summer movie about all the adults disappearing: they're snapshots of the McWane Science Center, whose dozens of fun, interactive exhibits enliven science.

Notable exhibits include a collection of Alabama dinosaur skeletons that help us understand what life was like in the state millions of years ago. An aquarium area boasts a Shark & Ray Touch Tank, delighting visitors with an aquatic petting zoo. Interactive contraptions such as the pulley chair lift—which lets kids learn about simple machines as they hoist themselves aloft—convey abstract concepts with fun activities.

200 19th St. N
Birmingham,
AL
US

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is a stately 33,000-square-foot museum, where more than 5,000 sports artifacts are displayed in glass cases and frames. Memorabilia, jerseys, and photographs commemorate the great baseball players, football stars, and basketball players from across the ages, including Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. The museum gift shop features an eclectic array of souvenir T-shirts, stuffed animals, and local college team regalia.

2150 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham,
AL
US

Sips n Strokes gifts paintbrush-wielding neophytes the tools and confidence to create, with a mélange of masterpiece-making tutorials and a bring-your-own-beverage policy. Artists can elect a class from the shop's calendar to hone the painting style that best complements their home, office, or neighbor's windshield, including picks of imagery from Parisian scenes to funky roosters. Each course, led by an instructor well versed in the trade, pairs well with the liquid inspiration of each student's choosing. Silence-seeking artists or easily corruptible mimes may opt for an afternoon or weeknight session, as the weekends generally garner 20 to 50 rowdy rookies.

522 Cahaba Park Cir
Birmingham,
AL
US