Some 25 towns across Alabama are on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours. Towns and starting places for the April Walking Tours are: Abbeville, Abbeville Welcome Center; Ashland, Ashland City Hall; Athens, Athens Visitor Center; Atmore, Heritage Park; Birmingham, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Butler, Jackson’s Jewelry & Gifts; Courtland, Park on the Square; Cullman, Cullman County Museum; Decatur, Delano Park Rose Garden; Enterprise, Rawls Hotel; Eufaula, various locations; Fairhope, Fairhope Welcome Center; Florence, various locations; Gadsden, various locations; Hartselle, Historic Depot.
Huntsville, Constitution Village (April 14 only); Madison, Madison Roundhouse (April 21 & 28 only); Monroeville, Old Courthouse Museum; Montevallo, Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery; Montgomery Visitor Center; Prattville, Autauga County Heritage Center; Selma, Dallas County Public Library; Sylacauga, B.B. Comer Memorial Library; Tallassee, Mt. Vernon Theatre; Tuscumbia, ColdWater Bookstore; Wetumpka, Chamber of Commerce.
The tours are being coordinated by Brian Jones with the Alabama Tourism Department. “These walking tours are a great way to get out and enjoy the spring weather and find out about the history of our state. We have done more than 1,500 walking tours since the beginning of the program nine years ago and they keep increasing in popularity every year,” Jones said.
More information about the April Walking Tours is available by going online at www.alabama.travel.
Florence extends walking tours
Florence/Lauderdale Tourism will extend the April Walking Tours in Florence through Saturday, May 5 to accommodate an increased demand from participants. The first walking tour in Florence drew a record crowd of 110 people last Saturday. The Florence walking tours will start from Wilson Park on April 14, the tennis courts parking lot on the University of North Alabama campus on April 21, the Wood Avenue Church of Christ on April 28, and the Florence City Cemetery on May 5. All the walks will begin at 10 a.m. and last for approximately one hour. For more information on Florence tourism please see www.visitflorenceal.com.