Tuscaloosa is a place of unusual juxtapositions.
A college town with strong student population, Tuscaloosa reflects the needs of youth in pulsating clubs and cheap dining choices yet its roads are packed Mercedes-Benz due to the first North American auto processing plant in the area.
The same contrasts apply to accommodation. You can find both cheap hotels in Tuscaloosa to luxury rooms all available at Booked.net. Our listings include maps, photos and secure forms on every hotel.
The University of Alabama within the city is regarded as one of America's top educational centers shaped the student majority in the city with its 95,000-strong population. Serving as the think tank in the region, Tuscaloosa lives from commerce and in November 2009 it won the ranking of the "50 Best Places to Launch a Small Business" by Fortune Small Business magazine.
Along with small and big business in the city stands its diverse culture and traditions. Tuscaloosa always has some fun going on from fairs and celebrations to performing arts, historical sites and museums reflecting upon American art and ethnic cultures.
- Moundville Archeological Park, a 320-acre park with nature trails and Indian Villages on display
- Bear Bryant Museum, a showplace for 100 years of Crimson Tide football
- Alabama Museum of Natural History, a place to experience the natural diversity of Alabama
- Mercedes-Benz US International, a location for the art of automotive manufacturing
- Lake Lurleen State Park, a perfect place for family rest and camping
Tuscaloosa is known as existing from the 1580s mainly occupied by Native Americans. The locals greatly suffered from the Creek War that left the city in ruins on the initiative of General Andrew Jackson. After this the Indians moved to the west of Tuscaloosa, but were forced off the land to the Indian Territory treading the well-known the 'Trail of Tears'. It was the position maintained by the local government and President Andrew Jackson in 1836.
According to the local politics the city of Tuscaloosa was incorporated on December 13, 1819 and laid out by designer Collin Finnell on the initiative of government. Eventually, the biggest part of the initial design suffered from tornado in 1840s, but the city gradually recovered and has evolved into a river port. Along with money from riverside exchanges came new structures decorating the cityscape. Thus, glossy state capitol building was designed by W.M. Nichols in 1826.
In addition, Tuscaloosa played a vital role for the regional government serving as the state capital until capital credentials moved to Montgomery in 1846. It was a loss for the city as half of its population reduced.
It means that today Tuscaloosa is welcoming to newcomers and tourists to the city. Before you go to this charming city you should consider booking a hotel at Booked.net.