Alabama’s best landmarks—the experts weigh in for new report

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USS Alabama in Mobile is another one of the top landmarks in Alabama. (Pat Byington/The Bama Buzz)

Alabama has some of the most picture-worthy landmarks scattered throughout its communities. And we as Alabama residents may take these landmarks for granted, but the state’s visitors do have their own thoughts on the best spots to see in Alabama.

Here’s what visitors have deemed the best Alabama landmarks, as published by Architecture Lab.

1. National Memorial for Peace and Justice

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. (“MASS Design Group, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, 2018” by profzucker is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

2. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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One of the top landmarks in Alabama is the Barber Motorsports Park and Museum in Birmingham. (Jacob Blankenship/Bama Buzz)

The Barber Motorsports Park & Museum in Leeds includes more than 1,200 motorcycles and race cars with an adjacent road course that hosts major racing events on multiple pro circuits.

3. Dexter Parsonage Museum – Dr. Martin Luther King home

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This landmark is an Alabama tourists hot spot. (“File:Montgomery December 2018 72 (Dexter Parsonage Museum).jpg” by Michael Barera is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)

The parsonage of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church appears as it did when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family resided here from 1954-1960.

4. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

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USS Alabama Battleship. Photo by Liv George for The Bama Buzz.

A Mobile attraction for decades, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park has seen more than 15 million visitors pver the years, and is one of Alabama’s most recognizable landmarks.

5. Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

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(“Exhibit at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Montgomery (AL) March 2019” by Ron Cogswell is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

Another Civil Rights Era landmark that made the list is the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church — also in Montgomery — which was founded in 1877 in a slave trader’s pen, located on Dexter Avenue (formerly Market Street). Dr. Martin Luther King was preached at this historic church from 1054-1960.

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