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To Tuscaloosa Via Air
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Birmingham (BHM) is the closest airport--an easy, 50-mile, 1-hour drive to Tuscaloosa, southwest on I59/20. Unfortunately, airport shuttles barely exist; but we hope to arrange our own informal shuttles.

Be sure to let us know when your flights arrive/depart.

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Detailed driving directions to the Hampton Inn.

Detailed driving directions to the Marriott Courtyard & Fairfield Inn.

  Via Car

Interstates 20 & 59 come right through town.

From Birmingham or Atlanta, take I20/59 southwest.

From New Orleans, take I59 north.

From Dallas, take I20 east.

To the UU Church from the University of Alabama campus. Total Estimated Time: 15 mins.
Total Distance: 8.03 miles
  1. Take UNIVERSITY BLVD EAST (toward Alberta City).
  2. Enter US-82/MCFARLAND BLVD going WEST.
    1.5 miles
  3. Tricky part: Exit RIGHT onto RICE MINE RD, but turn LEFT at the stoplight at the end of the exit road.
    3.00 miles
  4. Turn RIGHT onto NEW WATERMELON RD, a three-way intersection.
    2.32 miles
  5. Church is on the LEFT.
To the Globe from the UU Church Total Estimated Time: 15 mins.
Total Distance: 8.35 miles
  1. Start out going Southwest on NEW WATERMELON RD--turning out of the parking lot to your RIGHT.
    2.23 miles.
  2. Soon after crossing the dam, turn LEFT onto RICE MINE RD at the T intersection. Continue to follow RICE MINE RD. as it curves under MCFARLAND BLVD. (US82). Be sure to bear LEFT after you curve under MCFARLAND and reach a traffic light.
    6.08 miles.
  3. Soon after you pass under LURLEEN WALLACE BLVD (US43) and RICE MINE RD. becomes 5TH STREET, turn LEFT onto MAIN AVE.
  4. The Globe is right on the corner of 5TH STREET (aka, Rice Mine Rd.) and MAIN AVE. Park anywhere downtown.


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