Tuscaloosa is famous for its A-list football team at the University of Alabama. But what else does Tuscaloosa have to offer? What can you and your family do this summer while you’re waiting for the first football game this September? Here are some of the most interesting places for you and your family to visit this summer during the off-season.
Moundville is a town in Hale and Tuscaloosa counties. It was incorporated in 1908.It is now a National Landmark Site and contains 26+ large pyramidal platform mounds. Its attractions include Alabama’s tallest earthen mound, stunning artifacts of the Native Americans who lived there, nature trails, a campground, all nestled near the banks of the black warrior river. All further information can be found here. Moundville is a great way to learn about the history of the navies from Alabama, and a perfect educational field trip to take your little ones on this summer.
University of Alabama Arboretum
The University of Alabama Arboretum maintains plant collections for botanical education and appreciation. It features walking trails through many different themed sections. There is a native woodland section, a wildflower garden, a collection of ornamental plants, an experimental garden, and a children’s garden. Most of the last that makes up the Arboretum were donated by the government to help support the university’s goal of promoting the protection and education of our local plant life. It is now a part of a national network that shares plant information with scientists students, and the public form all over Alabama. Stop by today, or read more.
The Riverwalk is a paved trail along the southern bank of the Black Warrior River near downtown Tuscaloosa. It is conveniently divided by a painted line, creating two distinct to-and-from pathways from walkers and bikers. There are a variety of dog-friendly parks sprinkled along the trail. It has plenty of benches and gazebos for when you need to take a break. And, of course, unlimited hammock-friendly trees perfect for setting up and chilling out. At dusk, it offers a great view of the beautiful southern sunset and its reflection in the shimmering river water. After that, the Riverwalk is well lighted and perfectly safe to walk at night. It is approximately 4.5 miles long and is a perfect way to get a breath of fresh air. To read more, visit their website.
Once you have visited all for these local treasures, come by Tuscaloosa Hyundai. Browse our new and pre-owned inventory or make a service appointment. We’ll be happy to help you with anything you need. If you have any questions, just contact us!