Get facts and photos about the 22nd state.

More than 10,000 years ago people came to the area that is now Alabama, some living in Russell Cave. Thousands of years later Native American tribes such as the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek resided in the area. Although many Native Americans were forced to leave Alabama in the 1800s, today some descendants of those tribes still live in the state.

Alabama Barry the bald eagle flies to the heart of Dixie to meet Mellow Yellow the northern flicker. Alabama is home to part of the Appalachian Mountains as well as Space Camp! From Birmingham, a city that sits between two mountain ridges, to Mobile, which lives on the Gulf of Mexico, this state has a lot to offer.