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24 Things to Love About Alabama: Paul W. Bryant Museum

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Trophies in the Paul W. Bryant Museum.
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Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

WHO: Paul W. Bryant Museum
Members and children under 6 are free; Adults: $2; Senior Citizens (60 and up): $1; Children (6-17): $1.

WHAT: Museum dedicated to the great Paul “Bear” Bryant, as well as to the history of the Crimson Tide football program. It is also “storage space” for the multitude of trophies Alabama has won over the years.

WHERE: 300 Paul W. Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

WHEN: A committee of 55, composed of former Bryant players, coaches and alumni, was convened in 1983 to plan the museum. Many items such as trophies, photos, media guides, banners, and even Bryant’s desk were already on hand for display. Calls to the public for Bama artifacts produced many more items of personal and unique pieces which gives the museum and special look into life as an Alabama fan.

The 8,000-square-foot exhibit hall opened on October 8, 1988 and now averages 40,000 visitors annually.

Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Paul W Bryant Museum Photo by: Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

WHY: If you are a fan of Alabama football or even have a begrudging respect for the program, this is a bucket list must see.

POLL:

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Bryant Museum:

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  • 21%
    Been once.
    (62 votes)
  • 25%
    Been a couple of times.
    (71 votes)
  • 33%
    Been several times.
    (94 votes)
  • 19%
    Haven’t been yet, but it’s on my bucket list.
    (55 votes)
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