Take a Charter Bus Ride around Tuscaloosa’s Museums, Historical Sites and Fun, Educational Centers
Tuscaloosa is the fifth largest city in the United States and it was founded along Black Warrior River and named after the Muskogean chieftain who fought in the Battle of Mabila. Tuscaloosa was also Alabama’s capital from 1826 to 1846. The city rose to popularity because of its successes in football, adopting the nickname of ‘The City of Champions’ after the success of Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 2010 to 2013. It also played host to Beijing Games’ USA Olympic Trailthon trials in 2008.
Because of its rich history, there are lots of libraries, historical attractions and museums for visitors to enjoy. The Tuscaloosa Public Library showcases more than 200,000 documents and University of Alabama, Stillman College and Shelton State Community College has their own not-for-circulation campus libraries which you can also check out during your stay. Other fun things to do and attractions to visit includes bringing the kids for a day-out at Children’s Hands-on Museum, catch the latest performance from Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, tour the Mercedes-Benz US International Visitor Center and Factory, learn how to play disc golf at Bower’s Park Disc Golf Course or check out the historical ruins at Capitol Park.
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Find out More about these Fun and Exciting Things to do in Tuscaloosa, AL
If you are looking around for recommendations about what to do and which historical points of interest you should check out during your visit, read on for a summary of some of the most exciting tourist attractions that Tuscaloosa has to offer below.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — If you have kids with you when you travel to Tuscaloosa, it would be a great idea to include a trip to an attraction like Children’s Hands-on Museum on University Boulevard. The exhibits and interactive games are designed for toddlers and kids up to 12 years of age; let them learn while playing dress-up, put on a puppet show, take a ride on its space simulator, learn about the transformation of rivers in Alabama, pretend to sell fruits at a Farmers Market, explore what it was like in Coctow Village back in the 1700s and enjoy a replica of a traditional Japanese home made together with Tuscaloosa’s sister city, Narashino. Uptown Art, as the name would suggest, is the kind of place where you can easily have a bachelor or bachelorette party with your friends and family and enjoy fine art at the same time. You can also bring the kids over to Breakout for thrilling puzzles and escape games too, after that. Get into one of the locked themed rooms and work as a team to solve puzzles that could get your group out of the rooms. It’s a fantastic activity for corporate team-building too.
- Art & Culture — Tuscaloosa Amphitheater is a fairly new place (at the point of writing) so, visitors will get to enjoy modern, clean and spanking new amenities while catching a concert or performance. This outdoor performance arena is known to be a great place for concerts by popular artists and provides a nice view of Black Warrior River. To learn more about the history of the country’s manufacturing industry or to get insider information about some of the city’s historical points of interest, bring the charter bus to Mercedes-Benz US International Visitor Center and Factory Tour. The tour will take you around a very well-maintained plant as well as a cool visitors center with modern facilities to enjoy. One of the top art-related attractions in the city is Tuscaloosa Museum of Art. The museum is home to approximately 1,000 artworks belonging to the fine art and decorative art genre and is always a surprise for visitors who visit with an open mind. Admission is free and you would love to take lots of pictures of this Japanese-style building too.
- Restaurant & Shopping — Five-Bar Tuscaloosa happens to be one of those places that you would not hesitate to visit more than once, whether you are here for a party or date night. They have a full menu to take your pick from and a nice selection of wine, craft beer and local mixes. Some people have come to describe this place as a nice up-scale eatery conveniently located in town. And if you wish to paint the town red, head on over to Alcove International Tavern which has a cozy atmosphere and outdoor patio seating. For some old school-style shopping, head over to Serendipity Needleworks at Queens City Avenue, Shoe Station at Skyland Boulevard #1C or Maker’s Market at 22nd Avenue. Walking along Tuscaloosa’s city center, visitors will find themselves faced with multiple choices of cuisine. You can have barbeque ribs at Dreamland Bar-B-que along 15th Avenue E, sample some good old soul food like smothered pork chops and corn bread from restaurants like Maggie’s Diner, dig into Chinese cuisine from Mr. Chen’s Authentic Chinese Cooking and Oriental Market, discover what Greek cuisine is all about from Glory Bound Gyro, order a delicious Italian-style pizza from Depalma’s Italian Cafe, sink your teeth into seafood like shrimp and peanut butter sauce or fried catfish from Cypress Inn and then end the day with quality German coffee from Edelweiss German Bakery and Cafe.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — Bryant Denny Stadium is home to one of the most active and popular football team, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Throughout its history, they have won various national championships and even if there isn’t a game to catch, take a tour, have a look at all the wonderful photos at the Walk of Fame and also take lots of pictures of this historical attraction. If you have never tried you hand at disc golf, now is a good time to organize a trip out to Bower’s Park Disc Golf Course. The starting point is in an open field and it works its way into wooded areas and various terrains with different elevation levels.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — If you’ve heard about the artwork and architecture at the Tuscaloosa Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, this is the perfect time to bring the charter bus over for a few hours of exploring. You can expect to spend a few hours admiring and ponder over the gorgeous murals and read up about the history and stories behind each of these inspiring paintings that showcases the history of Alabama’s growth. You should not miss the chance to visit Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion which has earned its reputation as a true southern historical gem. It is easy to see how families of children and teenagers could have easily called this place home for decades and also the possibility of turning this attraction into a place for events like wedding receptions, corporate functions and birthday parties! The Old Tavern Museum was built in 1827, with 3 blocks of historical structures to explore. The attraction was originally built by Innkeeper William Dunton, previously used as a hotel, is one of the last few remaining 19th century structures of its kind in the region. Visit this site if you wish to have a look into the life was like back then.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Some people would call Capitol Park a historical ruins located outside of an elementary school but others would prefer to call this attraction a nice, relaxing place to spend the weekend afternoon. Bring the kids out and let them run around in this amazingly beautiful outdoor attraction.
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