While you are visiting Tuscaloosa, we encourage you to take advantage of some attractions around town. Children enjoy the Children’s Hands-On Museum while football fans love to spend time at the Paul “Bear” Bryant Museum. You will also want to visit downtown Tuscaloosa for some great restaurants. Go to visittuscaloosa.com for more ideas on how to best enjoy your stay in Tuscaloosa.

Other places to visit:

Alabama Museum of Natural History
Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ethnology, history, and photography.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for UA students; $2  for adults; $1 for K-12; Free for children under 5
Contact: Email museum.programs@ua.edu or call 205-348-7550

Bama Lanes
Bama Lanes offers 32 lanes of bowling along with a game room and refreshments area. This location has nightly deals and special offers for a great night of fun with family and friends throughout the year.

Friday: 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Contact: 205-759-2302

Children’s Hands-On Museum (CHOM)
CHOM is a great place for children to explore, create, and discover through a hands-on experience. Located in downtown Tuscaloosa, this is a favorite for the kids! See website for admission details.
Contact: 205-349-4235

Cobb Theatres
With 16 screens and multiple viewing options, visit Cobb Theatres to catch up on the newest movies. Features include 3D, IMAX, and D-BOX options for an enhanced viewing experience.
Cost: $7.75 Children (ages 3-12); $9.75 Students/Military; $10.75 Adult (see website for other pricing)
Contact: 205-248-8248

Downtown Northport
Visit Northport’s collection of art galleries, stores, museums, and restaurants in this historic downtown area. A great spot for a family lunch or casual shopping!

Downtown Tuscaloosa
Visit Tuscaloosa’s historic downtown area to enjoy great food and an entertaining night scene. This area features a variety of restaurants and shops.

Gorgas House
The Gorgas House was the first structure to be built on the University of Alabama campus and stands as an excellent example of Low Country architecture. The Gorgas House is one of only four buildings on campus to survive the Civil War and the only one designed by renowned architect William Nichols. The residence is now a house museum with collections of antiques and Gorgas family memorabilia.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: UA Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Alumni Association- free; $2 for all others
Contact: Email gorgashouse@ua.edu or call 205-348-5906

Midtown Village
Satisfy your shopping and dining needs with over 50 restaurants and stores in our conveniently located shopping district. With a variety of choices in food and clothes, you will be sure to find something for everyone.
Contact: 205-320-7999

Moundville Archaeological Park
Eight hundred years ago, Moundville was the largest city in North America. Experience the wonder of this vanished Native American civilization.
Hours: Open daily from 9am to dusk
Cost: Adults: $8; Seniors: $7; Students & Children: $6; Under 5: Free; Native Americans: Free with ID card
Location: Moundville Archaeological Park
Contact: 205-371-8732

Paul Bryant Museum
Hours: Open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed major holidays)
Cost: Members and children under 6 are free; Adults: $2; Senior Citizens (60 and up): $1; Children (6-17): $1.
Contact: Email bryant-info@ua.edu or toll-free 866-772-BEAR (2327) or 205-348-4668

The Strip
This is a favorite for UA students and staff! The Strip is a popular area of restaurants and retail shops along University Boulevard, about one mile from campus. During the school year, and especially football season, the Strip is alive with students, alumni, locals and visitors as it is walking distance from Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art
The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art is considered to be one of the greatest private collections of American Art. It is truly a treasure within the community.
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m.
Contact: For information and reservations, please call 205-562-5280.

Tuscaloosa River Walk
Enjoy a beautiful walk, jog, or bike through this 2-mile stretch located next to the Black Warrior River. With a walking trail and stunning scenery, this park is fun for the whole family.
Location: Jack Warner Pkwy. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401