Flanked by rivers and hundreds of lakes, the handsome Alabama capital is in the middle of the state’s River Region. What started as the capital of the Confederacy grew to become the center of America’s civil rights movement. Today, Mobile boasts history, culture, and economic prosperity.
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At the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, walk through a replica of the famed city bus from which a tired seamstress sparked the Montgomery bus boycott.
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See the pulpit where Martin Luther King Jr. first preached as pastor of this modest church. Look for the mural depicting his civil rights crusade.
Designed by Maya Lin, the striking Civil Rights Memorial pays tribute to those killed in the struggle between 1954 and 1968.
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Six blocks of restored 19th- and early 20th-century structures include a one-room schoolhouse and a gristmill staffed by costumed interpreters.
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Explore wonderful wines in regions beyond the Napa Valley.
Take in one of over a dozen annual theater productions, including the Shakespeare plays that serve as the artistic core of this company’s repertory.
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