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You Can Have The Ultimate Movie Night Under The Stars At This Alabama Drive-In Theater

The best spot to catch a double feature!

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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You Can Take A Magical Glow-In-The-Dark Paddleboard Tour Under The Stars In Alabama

Watch the sunset and the moon rise as stars speckle the sky!

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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You Can Float For Hours & Splash Over Rapids On This Lazy Alabama River

It's like a natural water park!

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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You Can Explore Ancient Rock Formations Dating Back To 8000 BC At This Alabama Park

If rock walls could talk, what stories would these ones tell?

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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You Can Find A Real-Life 'Iron Giant' Taking A Nap In An Alabama Garden

You go, I stay!

At the University of Alabama, The Iron Giant film might come to mind as you happen upon this robotic friend. If the film wasn’t among your list of childhood favorites, consider a visit to Goldie 1971 as your first introduction to a classic. What appears to be a rusted fallen robot is actually a sculpture made from cast iron and steel, and it’s a hidden gem found at the university's Woods Quad Sculpture Garden that all can visit.

Woods Quad holds art sculptures of all kinds, but Goldie is special for those who loved The Iron Giant, as it bears a striking resemblance to the main character of the classic film.

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These Epic Swinging Bridges In Alabama Will Lead You To Hidden Tree Houses

Climb to the top.

Alabama is one of the most visually stunning destinations in the South. There are swinging rope bridges in the Heart of Dixie that will give you a breathtaking look into a magical forest canopy. It'll feel like you're on top of the world while you drink in the epic views on these Red Mountain Park suspension bridges.

Located in Birmingham, Red Mountain Park is a peaceful nature escape that you won't need to leave the city to enjoy. Best of all, it's free to visit, so you get all the forest vibes without the cost. 

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