Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Point Mallard Park is Alabama's Number One Seasonal Attraction

Montgomery, Ala – Approximately 138,000 people visited Point Mallard Park in Decatur last year, ranking it number one in attendance among seasonal attractions in Alabama.

Water World Park in Dothan was second in attendance with 48,215. Attendance figures used to compile the list were provided to the Alabama Tourism Department by local tourism organizations.

The Alabama Tourism Department released the Top 10 attendance figures for other categories. Beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast were the number one natural destination in the state attracting 4.5 million visitors last year. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville attracted 470,323 visitors to make it the most attended paid attraction. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens attracted 350,000 visitors to make it the most attended free attraction. More than 800,000 people attended Mobile’s Mardi Gras making it the most attended event. Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn was the number one sports destination with 676,912 fans attending Auburn University home football games. For more information contact the Alabama Tourism Department or visit

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