Sally’s Adventures: What to do in Tuscaloosa

Published: Dec. 11, 2020 at 7:38 PM CST
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WSFA) - Tuscaloosa tourism officials say there are two Tuscaloosas - the one during football season, and the one after the football season ends.

“You don’t have a lot of traffic. The restaurants are not crowded this time of year,” says Bill Buchannan with Visit Tuscaloosa.

From the Black Warrior River to Lake Lurleen, the outdoor activities are endless.

“There’s boating, kayaking, fishing, aII types of outdoor sports that you like,” Buchanan adds.

Tuscaloosa also has a rich Civil Rights history.

The city is growing it’s Civil Rights Trail - a self-guided tour with 18 stops. “There’s a lot of history that people don’t know about people know about the stand in the schoolhouse door. But they don’t know about some of the other things, for instance, that Dr. Martin Luther King came here and installed the Reverend Dr. Rogers as the pastor and kind of his Lieutenant at the First African Baptist Church,” Buchanan said.

From history to family fun, Tuscaloosa offers a little bit of it all.

“it’s just an ideal place to just come and get away,” Buchanan said.

Did you know that Tuscaloosa once served as the state capitol of Alabama from 1826 to 1846?

The University of Alabama was established during that time.

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