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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 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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Earn Junior Ranger badges at Kennesaw National Civil War Battlefield & Etowah Mounds in Georgia

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    Etowah Mounds museum Photo by Christie Dedman
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    The Fall of Atlanta marker on Kennesaw Mtn -Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Wildlife at Kennesaw - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Working on Jr. Ranger badge Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Atlanta Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Mound view - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Climbing Etowah Mounds - Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Working on Junior Ranger manual at Kennesaw NPS Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Walking towards the Etowah Mounds _ Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Weapons demo - Photo by Christie Dedman
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If you love Junior Rangering at National Parks as well as state parks then add Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield and Etowah Mounds State Park in Georgia to your list of places to see in...

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

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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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