“Jubilee” is the local name used for a phenomenon that occurs sporadically on the shores of Alabama, during which many species of crab and shrimp leave deeper waters and swarm in the coastal area of the bay. Large crowds are drawn by the promise of easy-to-catch seafood.
Do not miss
Most of Montgomery’s monuments were erected in honor of its citizens who struggled for equal civil rights such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, who is still sitting in a 1955 city bus, featured in the Rosa Parks Library & Museum. The National Voting Rights Museum sits at the site of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” attack on protesters who were marching from Selma to the state’s capital, Montgomery. Located in Florence, the W.C. Handy Home & Museum is housed in the log cabin where the ”father of the blues” was born. The USS Alabama Battleship, nicknamed “the Mighty A”, is docked along Mobile’s waterfront. Set along the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile Bay is a scenic area. Dauphin Island, located in the bay, holds a 19th century fort as well as an Audubon bird sanctuary.
The Southern Explorer
Learn about Saturn V in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville and visit the recording studios in Muscle Shoals. Relax at the Gulf Shores & follow the Civic Rights Trail in Selma & Montgomery