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Factory Tours: Birmingham’s Golden Flake Factory Tour Tips & Review

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    The free samples the kids received from the Golden Flake factory tour. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    The Golden Flake factory tour. Photo by Christie Dedman

One of the first factory tours we hit when the kids were younger was the Golden Flake factory tour in the industrial area of downtown Birmingham.  I was new to touring factories with kids...

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Tips for touring Russell Cave National Monument with kids

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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Russell Cave National Monument - Photo by Christie Dedman

A few years back we headed up to Bridgeport, AL with the kids to take a gander at Russell Cave National Monument. The National Park Service site had a reptile program scheduled so we thought it...

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Tips for visiting Jesse Owens Museum & Oakville Indian Mounds with kids

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    Museum at Oakville Indian Mounds - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Oakville Indian Mounds - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Museum at Oakville Indian Mounds - Alabama Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jesse Owens Museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jesse Owens Museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Jesse Owens Museum Photo by Christie Dedman

If you’re passing through Alabama or you’ve lived hear all of your life, don’t miss one of the coolest things in our state – Jesse Owens Memorial Museum and across the street the Oakville Indian Mounds...

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Factory Tours: Free behind-the-scenes Publix grocery store tour for families

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    Publix behind the scenes tour. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Publix behind the scenes tour. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Publix behind the scenes tour. Photo by Christie Dedman

Did you know Publix will do educational store tours? They do and it’s an incredible tour for all ages. Actually I would say for ages 8 and up.  We recently got a behind-the-scenes tour that...

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Factory Tours: Bud’s Best Cookies – Free cookies, giant ovens, train ride & more

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    Free, hot and fresh out of the oven -Bud's Best Cookies factory -Photo by Christie Dedman
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    The cookie cutter in action, during Bud's Best Cookies factory tour. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Free vanilla wafer samples while touring Bud's Best Cookies factory -Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside Bud's Best Cookies factory -Photo by Christie Dedman

Factory tours can be so exciting for kids, but the Bud’s Best Cookies Tour in Hoover, AL will get adults excited too.  As soon as you get out of your car the sugar cookie...

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Factory Tours: Bluebell Creamery overlook + Ice Cream Parlor (floor tours are closed)

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    Photo by Christie Dedman

A few years ago we headed down US 280 to the Blue Bell Creamery in Sylacauga for tour. It was a short intro video and then you can overlook the factory from a large...

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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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Tour Helen Keller’s birthplace, Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, AL

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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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If you’ve never been to Ivy Green in Tuscumbia it’s time to head to do it.  It’s a pretty drive from Birmingham and takes about 2 hours.    The birthplace of Helen Keller is...

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