Tuscaloosa looks to boost tourism with 200th anniversary
Tuscaloosa leaders are hoping to attract even more tourists to the Alabama city as it celebrates its 200th birthday.
TUSCALOOSA, AL (AP) - Tuscaloosa leaders are hoping to attract even more tourists to the Alabama city as it celebrates its 200th birthday.
The Tuscaloosa News said in a story on May 29 that several events have already been held to commemorate the city's 1819 founding. Plans for Dec. 13 - the day the city was incorporated - include a parade downtown and the unveiling of a statue commissioned by the University of Alabama.
Tuscaloosa is already coming off a good year for tourism in 2018, when the city experienced a jump in visitors. City leaders say visitors come to watch Crimson Tide football, but are also attracted to Tuscaloosa's amphitheater, which hosted Keith Urban and other big acts in 2018.
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