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7 Tips for visiting the Negro Southern League Museum with kids

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There’s a sport history gym tucked deep in the inner heart of Birmingham overlooking Regions Field.  The Negro Southern League Museum is packed with history, has an excellent layout and best of all it’s...

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Where to go in South Alabama: Battleship, NPS sites, a submarine, Captiol & mansion tours + more

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    Alabama Governor's Mansion, free tours. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Famous Alabama shaped pool at the governor's mansion Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Alabama Archives outside bronze plaque Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Alabama State Capitol rotunda Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside the Alabama Capitol Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Touring Booker T Washington's home The Oaks in Tuskegee Al Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside Hanger 2 Tuskegee Airmen museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside Hanger 2 Tuskegee Airmen museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Penguin exhibit at Gulf Coast Exploreum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Sunset over Battleship Park in Mobile County, Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Montgomery Zoo & Museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Tuskegee Airmen Moton Field Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Battleship USS Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside the Little White House of the Confederacy Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jasmine Hill Gardens Elmore County

Here is the second installment of what to do in Alabama.  My first and second installments include: Where to go in North Alabama: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Sci-Quest, Monte Sano, Jesse Owens, Oakville...

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Where to go in Central Alabama: Factory tours, museums, hiking & more

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    Alabama Museum of Natural History
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    Alabama Wildlife Center Oak Mountain
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    Birmingham skyline from Vulcan Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Tannehill's Iron & Steel museum
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    The kids visiting the Peanut Depot Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Ruffner Mountain Nature Center - my daughter checking out the turtles Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Comer museum & Blue Bell factory tour Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Mt. Cheaha Bald Rock observation deck Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Red Mountain Park treehouse hike Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Riding the Heart of Dixie trains. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    My three kids checking out the pork skin manufacturing area at Golden Flake. Photo by Christie Dedman

Here is the second installment of what to do in Alabama.  Remember the other day I posted the first installment called: Where to go in North Alabama: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Sci-Quest, Monte...

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Where to go in North Alabama: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Sci-Quest, Monte Sano, Jesse Owens, Oakville Indian Mounds & more

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    My three check out the water inside Rickwood Caverns looking for blind fish. (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Horton Mill Bridge in Oneonta. It's fun to drive across with the kids. (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Ivy Green in Tuscumbia - birthplace of Helen Keller (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Imagination Place in Gadsden (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Inside Jesse Owens Memorial Museum (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Little River Canyon falls (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Hiking at Little River Canyon and bird watching (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Long jump area at Jesse Owens Memorial Museum (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Noccalula Falls & statue Gadsden, AL (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Arrowhead display at Oakville Indian Mound museum free admission (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Climbing a mound at Oakville. (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Inside Rickwood Caverns (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Stoney Lonesome OHV park in Cullman. (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Space and Rocket Center Huntsville (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Wheeler National Refuge (Photo by Christie Dedman)
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    Looking out from inside Russell Cave National Monument (Photo by Christie Dedman)

North Alabama has a wealth of places to go if you are new to the area or you have lived here all of your life.  I will define North Alabama by anything north of Jefferson...

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