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...


Alabama Jaunts: Jan. 31 – Salamander Festival, Hummingbirds, Bird Feeder Craft & more

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    Salamander Festival is Saturday. If you have an animal loving child then head over to Homewood Senior Center.
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    Head over to Ruffner Mountain and let the kids learn about birds and build a bird feeder.
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    My daughter holding one of the many salamanders. My kids love the Salamander Festival. Kids can hold salamanders, turtles and more. Saturday Jan. 31 Time: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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    Monte Sano Von Braun Astro Society Planetarium Show

Do you work for the weekends?  As in you can’t wait to spend time with the kids and enjoy some free or cheap entertainment – well you’re in luck.  Here are some events to...