The North Region of Alabama offers diverse attractions, from lovely mountains (Alabama's tallest at Cheaha State Park
) and gorges (one of eastern America's deepest at Little River Canyon National Preserve
in Fort Payne), to busy museums and interesting places to shop. Huntsville's US Space and Rocket Center
is one of the South's biggest tourist destinations, and Scottsboro
's Unclaimed Baggage Center is a unique shopping experience.
Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city, boasts such places as McWane Center, the Birmingham Zoo, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum, Riverchase Galleria, and VisionLand, the state’s only theme park. Auto racing fans will appreciate Talladega Superspeedway and its International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and located in Huntsville is the South's largest hands-on history museum, the Earlyworks Hands-On History Museum.