TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tuscaloosa leaders are hoping to attract even more tourists to the Alabama city as it celebrates its 200th birthday.
The Tuscaloosa News said in a story on May 29 that several events have already been held to commemorate the city’s 1819 founding. Plans for Dec. 13 — the day the city was incorporated — include a parade downtown and the unveiling of a statue commissioned by the University of Alabama.
Tuscaloosa is already coming off a good year for tourism in 2018, when the city experienced a jump in visitors. City leaders say visitors come to watch Crimson Tide football, but are also attracted to Tuscaloosa’s amphitheater, which hosted Keith Urban and other big acts in 2018.
- Tuscaloosa looks to boost tourism with 200th anniversary
- Tuscaloosa police officer killed
- Body found in shed at Tuscaloosa Lucky Dollar store
- Tuscaloosa officer dies, suspect arrested in Alabama shooting
- Mississippi coast tourism organization hires new CEO
- Alabama tourism promoting April walking tours
- Tourism group faces stark future after restaurant tax ends
- Mississippi cities approve tax increases for parks, tourism
- Group: Tourism has good year on Mississippi coast
- Southern Mississippi marks tornado's one-year anniversary