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Welcome to Tuscaloosa

On behalf of the City of Tuscaloosa and our City Council, it is with an open heart that I welcome you to our great city where we are enriched with culture, history and a very strong sense of community. We are so glad that you are here with us.

Tuscaloosa was born alongside the Black Warrior River nearly 200 years ago; however, our spirit is young at heart and energized by transformation taking place throughout our city. Downtown Tuscaloosa is in the midst of unprecedented amounts of growth in both the private and public sectors through multi-million dollar reinvestments, which will only add to the appeal of this central hub where you can live, work and play.

Our Riverfront is experiencing its own renewal with recreation trails, businesses, restaurants and the addition of the Tuscaloosa River Market, which can function as both an event space and seasonal local farmers’ market. In the spring of 2011, a 7,470-seat amphitheater was opened along the riverfront. This state-of-the-art facility hosts many major performances and community-wide events.

As you may know, we have quite a rich tradition of athletic excellence in Tuscaloosa. While we are famous for our gridiron action, our city is also home to the original Dreamland Barbeque and a multitude of historic homes, museums and parks.

Our city has been in a continuous process of recovery and rebuilding since an EF-4 tornado struck on April 27, 2011. The overwhelming outpouring of love and support we have seen for our city throughout this tragedy has been truly remarkable. We want to act as an encouragement across the nation by building back stronger, safer and smarter and through sharing our story of confident hope.

With all of the celebrated tradition and exciting new additions, Tuscaloosa is an exciting city to explore. If we can be of any service to you during your time with us, please contact Tuscaloosa 311 by calling 205-248-5311.


Walt Maddox

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