Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Alabama

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see:  http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012 

 

US Space & Rocket Center

More than 12 million people have visited Huntsville’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center since it opened as NASA’s first visitor center in 1970. A fully interactive museum loaded with exhibits about the past and future of space exploration, the space center is a blast for all ages.  Here you’ll find the world’s largest museum dedicated to space – past, present, future. IMAX and 3D Theaters, Davidson Center for Space Exploration, and it’s the home of Space Camp® and Aviaton Challenge®.

Website: www.rocketcenter.com
Phone: 256-837-3400; 800-63-SPACE

 

Barber Motorsports Park

George Barber raced, modified, and maintained Porsches in the 1960’s (63 first-place wins). He started collecting and restoring classic sports cars in 1989, but his interest soon turned to motorcycles. Mr. Barber recognized that there was not a museum which reflected the history of motorcycles around the world.  So he made one!

Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in Alabama, especially among racing enthusiasts. The 17-turn, 2.38-mile road course is housed on a 740-acre, beautifully landscaped park that plays host to some of the Southeast’s premier racing events. Don’t forget to buy a ticket to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, home to the world’s best motorcycle collection.

Phone: 205-699-7275
Website: www.barbermuseum.org

 

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Huntsville Botanical Garden, a valuable community resource for education, recreation and entertainment, is open to the public year-round and is enjoyed by more than 350,000 visitors annually. Spread over 112 lush acres, the Huntsville Botanical Garden is open year-round and features an incredible variety of plant life. The beauty is all around as you make your way down the Dogwood Trail, find inspiration among the 14 themed herb gardens and gaze on a staggering 675 daylily varieties.

Website: http://www.hsvbg.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HuntsvilleBotanicalGarden
Phone: 1 (256) 830-4447

 

Alabama Vacation Guide

Whether you’re planning a weekend of historical haunts or a seven-day beach getaway for the entire family, the Alabama Vacation Guide will help you round out your trip with the perfect mix of activities, attractions and accommodations. The guide contains information for the state’s four diverse regions – North, Central, South and Gulf Coast – so no matter where you are in Alabama, you’ll be prepared to experience and explore each area to the fullest.  Get your free copy at: http://www.alabama.travel/tourism-department/publications/vacation-guide/

 

NATIONAL PARKS GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT 

National and state parks abound in Alabama and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov

Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 

About the Author: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

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