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Alabama is a state that is steeped in history and brimming with museums that celebrate it. Alabama and its people have a great story to tell: it was the birthplace of the American Civil Rights Movement and of its most famous resident Helen Keller. The state of Alabama has many grand old homes that can be visited such as the Italianate style Richard-DARS house, the unique Octagon House, The Oaks and The Ivy built in 1820. There is more to Alabama than its genteel past; car enthusiasts should make a beeline for the Talladega Superspeedway to catch a race in the 175,000 capacity stadium. Along Alabamas Gulf Coast there are white sandy beaches to be enjoyed and charter boats and tours to take tourists along the coastline. The Gulf Coast offers some great fishing and golfing opportunities too.Other tourist attractions in the state of Alabama include the Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House Museum, which is the only structure in Alabama designed by the famous architect; the Admiral Raphael Semmes House, who captured 65 union vessels and was captain of the CSS until it was sunk in 1864; the Alabama Civil Rights Freedom Farm House of shotgun houses that show what life was like for black Americans between the thirties and sixties and Alabama Constitution Village, which has tours of a working village circa 1805 and commemorates the 1819 Constitutional Convention site.