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Deep inside Alabama is a tiny island sitting in the middle of a river. and the road to it leads to a sign that welcomes you to an abandoned Tim Burton movie set.

"Welcome To Spectre" the sign reads.

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Drive-in movie theaters make for a great way to spice up date night or to get the gang together for something fun. They're also ideal for “going out” while still “staying in” too. If you're looking for something to do with your weekend, you can check out the 411 Drive-in Theater in Alabama for an affordable movie night under the stars.

411 has been around since 1953. You'll find it just about an hour and a half from Birmingham in Centre; and like many good things, it’s family-owned and operated.

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There are tons of ways to enjoy the water in Alabama. Floating along the surface of a calm river is already a dreamy experience, but when it's beneath a starry moonlit sky, you’re really making magic happen. If you’re looking for cool Alabama tours that let you explore in unique ways, then you'll definitely want to add this glow-in-the-dark paddleboard tour to your list.

Forrest Paddle Boarding in Huntsville offers a few different ways for you to soak up Alabama's views. From daytime adventures to exercise classes, you’ll definitely get your fill. Even if you’ve never stepped foot on a paddleboard before, don’t worry, they offer lessons as well.

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Hearing the name River Styx may conjure up images of Greek deities and souls being ferried to the underworld, but you can find a real-life Styx River in The Heart of Dixie. This river, however, is much more low-key and relaxing than its mythological counterpart. You can meander to this natural lazy river and float downstream for hours, and even splash over some wild rapids! You'll definitely want to add this Alabama river to your summer bucket list!

If you’re already planning the perfect getaway on this natural lazy river, Styx River Tube & Canoe Rental needs to be your first stop.

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Exploring the natural world not only gets us back in touch with the earth, but it also gives us a chance to see what things looked like before humans ruled the world. And if you're looking for things to do in Alabama, Cherokee Rock Village will let you explore and climb through the 300-acre park's rock formations that used to be home to Native Americans from 8000 B.C. If walls could talk, these rock walls would certainly have amazing stories to tell!

The sights are breathtaking, whether you’re wandering the crevices between towering rock walls, or taking in the panoramic views of the Coosa River Valley and Weiss Lake from atop Lookout Mountain.

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