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Planning a vacation down South but don't know where to start? If you're headed to the Heart of Dixie, you may be surprised at all the unique and enjoyable experiences Alabama has to offer. With enriching cultural and historical sites, delicious eats from barbecue to seafood, and some of the most exciting sporting events found anywhere; visitors learn why residents call it "Sweet Home Alabama."

 

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1. Pretend to be an astronaut at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Huntsville, Alabama, the home of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, is often called “Rocket City." Residents are proud of the work that was done here that sent Apollo astronauts to the moon, and pioneering modern aeronautics work such as the design of the new Space Launch System continues to be performed here. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the largest spaceflight museum in the world, celebrates these achievements with amazing rocket and artifact displays including a 363-foot Saturn V and pieces of moon rock.

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