MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State officials say statistics show more people are visiting tourist attractions across Alabama.
The Alabama Tourism Department says Mobile's Mardi Gras drew more than 1 million people last year and was the state's most-attended event. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville is the state's top paid attraction, with more than 533,000 visitors in 2011.
After experiencing a down year because of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the state says Alabama beaches drew more than 5 million visitors in 2011 and are the state's top natural destination.
The state says the numbers are based on figures collected by local tourism organizations.
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