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5 Great Attractions in the South

Wednesday, 06 Oct 2010 11:43 AM

The southern part of the United States is one of the most attractive parts of the country. We have listed the top five tourist attractions in the southern
part of the U.S. Read on.

U.S.S. Alabama Battleship: Alabama
Apart from the mighty battleship that won nine battle stars during World War II, this defense theme park is the place to see a Mach 3 A-12 Blackbird super-secret spy plane. Even if war, action, history, or aviation are not your passion, the B-52 stratofortress called Calamity Jane, the submarine U.S.S. DRUM, 22 other aircraft, along with weaponry belonging to all branches of the U.S. military will keep you entertained.

Space Center Visitor Complex: Florida
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex showcases the world's busiest space center. Located on a scenic 45-minute drive east of Orlando, the complex is a gateway to the U.S. space program and counts among the world-famous Florida attractions. Unlike other popular fantasy and fairytale theme parks in Florida, this theme park celebrates man’s striving for what is  out there in the universe. Activities offered at the KSC Visitor Complex include KSC bus tours, daily astronaut encounters, hands-on simulators, launch recreations, and unique historical memorabilia from the
annals of American space exploration.

Ocean Drive
: Miami Beach, Florida
A list of attractions in the South remains incomplete without mentioning South Beach. Ocean Drive happens to be a South Beach must-do. Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, and Washington Avenue are essential for getting the South Beach Art Deco experience. Ocean Drive is a great place for people- watching with its eclectic, lively atmosphere. The food, though steeply priced, is also among its many attractions and a sure lure for the epicurean traveler.

Elvis Presley Birthplace: Mississippi
The birthplace of the King of Rock and Roll is among the main attractions in the southern state of Mississippi for Elvis fans. This place includes a 15-acre theme park containing the shotgun home where Elvis was born, a museum, statue, memorial chapel, walk of life, fountain of life, story wall, and a gift shop.

River National Wildlife Refuge: North Carolina
The refuge has over 150,000 acres of wetland habitats and a wide variety of wildlife ranging from wood ducks and alligators to black bears and red wolves. The natural habitat of this tourist attraction includes the Atlantic white cedar, bald cypress, wildflowers, and native shrubs. Get your fill of hiking and wildlife trails, and fishing areas in this natural attraction in the south where you can commune with nature.

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