Tuscaloosa Travel Guide

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Tuscaloosa Overview

Tuscaloosa is the name for the county and its capital in West Alabama. Tuscaloosa witnessed the struggle during the Civil War. Much of the place suffered structural damage and economic pitfalls during the time. But now the county is thriving. The county is the home of Mercedes-Benz USA plant that is located in Vance, AL. Other major manufacturing plants emerged to boost the economic growth of Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa, the capital, is located about 60 miles west of Birmingham, AL. The name means Black Warrior, originated from Choctaw. The town sits on the Black Warrior River that flows westward to join Tombigbee River.

Weather-wise, Tuscaloosa shares the subtropical climate of the South. Summer days are hot and humid, while winter is mild and relatively short-lived. While fall days are normally the much-anticipated time to watch the hometown football team plays, spring time is the best with cherry blossoms and other flowers blooming.

From fishing or other water related recreational activities in Tuscaloosa's numerous lakes, or visiting a variety of museums, or discovering the mounds in the native-american archeological site of Moundville, to the annual Kentuck Arts Festival, there are always many things to do in Tuscaloosa.

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Northport is Tuscaloosa’s neighboring town in Alabama. Separated by the Black Warrior River, both towns are the landmark of Tuscaloosa county. While Tuscaloosa is known mostly by the eve…
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