Find cheap car rental deals in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Tuscaloosa is the home of the University of Alabama, which brings with it a whole host of museums, and nationwide sporting fame. Come here to watch the Crimson Tide play football, with hordes of dedicated fans in one of the liveliest college sports arenas. Visit attractions on the grounds of the university, such as the Gorgas House Museum in the oldest building on campus. The Alabama Museum of Natural History is another highlight, chronicling the state’s geography, while the nearby arboretum is a peaceful place to unwind. Rent a car to explore the town, the university, and the regions beyond it. Orbitz can help you find the best deal.
Tuscaloosa is well placed in central Alabama to bring you up close to some of the state’s most interesting historical sights. Use your rental car to explore these nearby cities.
A giant statue of the blacksmith god Vulcan towers over the edge of Birmingham, speaking of the city’s colorful industrial past. The city’s complex history comes to life in attractions across the city, from the old iron works at Sloss Furnaces, to its musical legacy in the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Birmingham also sits on the edge of some scenic mountains and state parks.
Journey time: Around one hour
Distance: Approximately 60 miles
The town of Selma is packed with historical sites and attractions, particularly for anyone with an interest in the 20th-century civil rights movement. Follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, or in the Jackson House Historic Site. The National Voting Rights Museum charts the story of the movement and Selma’s role in it.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 80 miles
Montgomery is home to Alabama’s impressive Capitol building, as well as a number of other historical and civil rights landmarks. Wander around Old Alabama Town with costumed guides, or listen to country music in the Hank Williams Museum. It’s not all about studying the past, however, as the city also hosts a popular zoo, traditional riverboats, and outdoor concert venues.
Journey time: Around two hours
Distance: Approximately 100 miles