Discover the best things to do in Tuscaloosa

As the home of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa is a year-round destination for Crimson Tide fans from across the globe. Our Country Inn & Suites hotel is conveniently located near I-59/20 and I-359, allowing quick commutes to the campus and other local attractions. Fifteen minutes away in downtown Tuscaloosa, you can catch a show at the Bama Theatre, attend an outdoor concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, or enjoy a charming dinner cruise on the Bama Belle riverboat. Looking for things to do with the kids? Enjoy the fun at the Children’s Hands-On Museum downtown, and learn more about local history at Moundville Archaeological Park. For outdoor fun, don’t miss Lake Lurleen State Park, which offers hiking, swimming, boating, and picnic areas just 30 minutes from the hotel.

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Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

4.43 mi / 7.12 km from the hotel
Situated on the banks of the Black Warrior River near downtown Tuscaloosa and UA, this outdoor theater provides a convenient and exciting cap to a day of fun. Spend the day exploring the city, then enjoy a performance from top names like The Avett Brothers, Old Dominion, or Chris Young.

Bama Theatre

3.99 mi / 6.42 km from the hotel
This popular downtown theater blends nostalgic design with modern artistic expression. Contact the theater box office for tickets to a theatrical performance, a musical concert, or an art house film screening.

Bryant-Denny Stadium

3.38 mi / 5.44 km from the hotel
Get tickets to a game at the Bryant-Denny Stadium, home of the University of Alabama's legendary Crimson Tide football program. Cheer for the home team and enjoy the experience that is college football.

Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion

3.52 mi / 5.66 km from the hotel
Originally built as the town house of Senator Robert Jemison, Jr., this Italianate mansion has been expertly restored to reflect its original 1860s appearance, which makes it one of Tuscaloosa's most sought-after wedding and event venues.

Kentuck Art Center

4.93 mi / 7.93 km from the hotel
Spend a leisurely afternoon viewing spectacular Southern folk art as you wander through the gallery at this community art center. You can also observe artists at work in their studios and purchase their creations in the gift shop.

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. Visitor Center

15.86 mi / 25.52 km from the hotel
Schedule a tour of the Mercedes-Benz plant and get a behind-the-scenes look at how the company creates their acclaimed cars.

Midtown Village

2.11 mi / 3.39 km from the hotel
Designed to provide a pedestrian-friendly retail experience, this popular collection of shops features well-known stores like Ulta, Charming Charlie, and Old Navy.

Moundville Archaeological Park

12.66 mi / 20.37 km from the hotel
Hosting a large community from A.D. 1000 to 1450, this archaeological site offers a museum with more than 200 artifacts such as jewelry, pottery, and ceremonial objects. After your tour, picnic on the grounds or stroll the half-mile nature trail.

Paul W. Bryant Museum

3.08 mi / 4.96 km from the hotel
Legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant roamed the Alabama sidelines for 25 years, amassing six national championships. Learn more about his legacy by visiting this museum located on the University of Alabama campus.

The Bama Belle

4.43 mi / 7.13 km from the hotel
Paying homage to the riverboats of the 19th century, this charming replica treats guests to scenic sightseeing tours and dinner cruises on the Black Warrior River.

The Battle-Friedman House and Gardens

3.72 mi / 5.99 km from the hotel
A visit to the antebellum estate known as the Battle-Friedman House is a step back in time. With 19th-century architecture and antique furnishings, this home embodies the classic elegance from the time period.

University of Alabama

3.73 mi / 6.01 km from the hotel
Take a prospective student tour, attend a graduation ceremony, or don your houndstooth hat to cheer on the Crimson Tide at Alabama’s flagship campus in Tuscaloosa.