• Tuscaloosa is 55 miles southwest of Birmingham, and is within three to four hours of Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, and the gulf coast beaches. Its award-winning Riverwalk was built following the devastating tornadoes of 2011 and highlights the beauty of the Black Warrior River.
  • The city is home to the University of Alabama (1831), known not only for its championship football teams, but also for the diverse degree programs offered to the 37K students and for its beautiful campus.
  • The University of Alabama offers everything a sports fan needs to be entertained throughout the year with top tier teams in almost every sport.
  • The city celebrates the arts with the Kentuck Festival, the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the Tuscaloosa Arts Council, UA's Music and Theatre Departments, and the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.
  • Tuscaloosa has several top-tier restaurants, including Side by Side - a contemporary, high-energy restaurant created by Chef Chris Hastings, winner of the 2012 James Bead Award. It is adjacent to the Embassy Suites Hotel. River is another choice destination for dining in Tuscaloosa, with a spacious terrace, great food, and personal service. Evangeline’s is an upscale dining room and bar serving New American cuisine & wine in a lovely, romantic setting.
  • The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History & Reconciliation Foundation continues to bring about positive change through collecting, preserving, and telling the stories of the important struggle for civil rights in Tuscaloosa.
  • Tuscaloosa County is the production location of the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, GLS SUV, and the GLE Coupe. The company welcomes all visitors and offers exciting and educational tours of the manufacturing facilities during planned visitations.