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Alabama’s 2010 Top Tourist Attractions

NBC13

The list of most visited sites and events in Alabama

By Shannon Delcambre | Assignment Manager
Published: March 10, 2010
Updated: March 10, 2010

Alabama’s number one tourist attraction is in Huntsville.
The Alabama Tourism Department released its list of top attractions in the state.
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center ranks as the #1 tourist attraction that charges admission, with 470,000 visitors.
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail ranked second with attendance of 465,539.
The Birmingham Zoo was third with 434,497 and the McWane Science Center, also in Birmingham, placed fourth with 432,342 visitors.
The USS Alabama Battleship Park in Mobile was fifth with 332,122.
Beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast were the number one natural destination in the state attracting 4.5 million visitors last year.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens attracted 350,000 visitors to make it the most attended free attraction.
More than 800,000 people attended Mobile’s Mardi Gras making it the most attended event.
Jordan-Hare Stadium was the number one sports destination with 676,912 fans attending Auburn University home football games.
The number one seasonal attraction was Decatur’s Point Mallard Park with 138,562 visitors.

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