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Metropolitan Alabama is the central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. As the name suggests, Metropolitan Alabama is home to Alabama's biggest urban area, the Birmingham metropolitan area, but also includes other towns and rural areas.

CitiesEdit

Map of Metropolitan Alabama

  • 1 Birmingham - the largest city in Alabama
  • 2 Alexandria
  • 3 Anniston
  • 4 Bessemer - site of much of Alabama's 20th-century steel industry; in decline since the 1960s
  • 5 Gadsden - Noccalula Falls and Lookout Mountain
  • 6 Homewood - a suburb south of Birmingham; home of Samford University
  • 7 Hoover - another Birmingham suburb
  • 8 Jasper
  • 9 Talladega
  • 10 Tuscaloosa - home to The University of Alabama, former state capital, Mercedes Benz USI, several museums, and Dreamland BBQ

Other destinationsEdit

  • 1 Horseshoe Bend National Military Park - In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. Over 800 Upper Creeks died defending their homeland.

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Metropolitan Alabama
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Get inEdit

By roadEdit

Interstates 65, 20, and 59, and US routes 31, 43, 11, 280, 78, and 278 lead into Metropolitan Alabama. This is the best way to get in.

By airEdit

Birmingham International Airport in Birmingham serves Metropolitan Alabama.

By trainEdit

Amtrak's Crescent line has daily stops in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Anniston.

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This region travel guide to Metropolitan Alabama is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!