gorgeous woodlands, bustling cities, white-sand beaches, historic antebellum mansions
-- they all can be found in genteel Alabama, situated in the South on the Gulf
of Mexico. It's not uncommon to feel as if you've stepped back into time as you
walk through one of Alabama's largest cities, seeing large, flowering
gardens, beautifully preserved Southern homes and Spanish moss draped over oak
Alabama embraces its past, it is firmly placed in the new millennium, offering
state-of-the-art meeting facilities and attractions. The Mobile Convention Center,
for example, has a 100,00 square foot exhibit hall, a grand ballroom and 16 meeting
rooms while still providing a lovely view of the Mobile River through 45,000 square
feet of exterior glass.
Alabama prides itself on its culture. Stop by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
to celebrate the spirit of the individuals who dared to confront racial discrimination
and bigotry. You can also find the Southeast's largest municipal art museum in
Birmingham -- the Birmingham Museum of has an outstanding permanent art collection
of over 17,000 works of art.