While you are driving around today, take a moment to view some of the breathtaking Alabama fall colors that are starting to arrive.

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Other great places to take in the wonders of fall colors are Bankhead National Forest, Cheaha State Park, Little River Canyon National Park, Noccalula Falls Park, Oak Mountain State Park,

Another great way to enjoy some breathtaking fall hues is by enjoying a scenic train ride.

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

1919 9th Street Calera, Alabama 35040

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is just a little over 60 minutes away from the heart of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. They offer a very interesting museum and is exciting for train enthusiasts of all ages. During the holiday season, they offer train rides for Pumpkin Junction, Fall Foliage Special, North Pole Express, and Christmas at the Station.

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Facebook Page
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Facebook Page

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum - Fall Foliage Special

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Experience the captivating transformation of colors like never before as you traverse the picturesque Shelby County terrain. In Alabama, there is truly no better way to witness the magnificent transition of leaves from the lush greens of summer to their enchanting autumnal hues, said the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum.

You will enjoy riding the rails of the old Alabama Mineral Railroad for 75 minutes and take in all the Alabama fall foliage. You can even purchase tickets to ride in the locomotive. Click here for more details about Fall Foliage Special and other great holiday train rides.

North Alabama Railroad Museum

694 Chase Road North East Huntsville, Alabama 35811

The North Alabama Railroad Museum is about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The museum portion of the location is packed with history and features a centerpiece of the Chase Depot.

During the holiday season, they offer train rides such as the Punkin’ Pickin’ Extravaganza, Fall Color Special, Santa Train, and the North Star Limited.

Fall Color Special

As the season unfolds, nature's spectacle comes alive with vibrant foliage, and there's no better way to immerse yourself in its beauty than aboard the Mercury & Chase Railroad. Embark on a picturesque train journey spanning ten miles, allowing you to bask in the colorful tapestry of fall for over an hour, said the North Alabama Railroad Museum.

Be sure to bookmark this for 2024, according to the North Alabama Railroad Museum website their Fall Color Special train rides are sold out. Click here for more event information. Also, other fun upcoming train rides include Santa Train and the North Star Limited.

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