Discover the best things to do in Tuscaloosa

Our Country Inn & Suites hotel is conveniently located near I-59/20 and I-359, allowing quick commutes for Crimson Tide fans to the University of Alabama. Less than 10 minutes away in downtown Tuscaloosa, you can catch a film screening at the Bama Theatre, attend an outdoor concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, or admire the 19th-century architecture at the Battle-Friedman House & Gardens. Looking for things to do with the kids? Let them explore the exhibits at the Children’s Hands-On Museum or learn more about local history at Moundville Archaeological Park. For outdoor fun, pack a picnic lunch to enjoy after hiking or swimming in Lake Lurleen State Park.

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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 hosts 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 one of the nation’s largest on-campus football stadiums, home of the University of Alabama’s legendary Crimson Tide.

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 and is 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 Beauty, LOFT, 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 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.

The 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.