Paul W. Bryant Museum
Paul W. Bryant Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Museum dedicated to the famous football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.
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Great_Beer_Now
Houston, TX5,240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Solo
University of Alabama football is a sports institution, and it has been made that way through a long tradition of winning that continues to this day. The man responsible for the school’s stellar reputation for winning is Paul Bryant. His years with the team, and the years of others who have coached the Crimson Tide for more than 130 years are on display at the Paul Bryant Museum.

I visited the Paul Bryant Museum while attending parent orientation for incoming freshman. I was fully aware of Bryant and his tremendous success on the field, but I knew only a little bit about the specifics of his time at Alabama and the years before he became head coach at this school. A visit to the Paul Bryant Museum was exactly what I needed to educate myself on University of Alabama football and how it has shaped and influenced college football.

This museum, while it is named after Paul Bryant and focuses on Paul Bryant, is really about the Alabama football team’s history as a whole. It steps you through the years of Bama football, starting way back in the 1800’s and continuing to the present day. The exhibits have much to read and learn and there are several noteworthy videos worth watching, to help you not just see but also hear about the people who played and coached at Alabama and helped make it the college football powerhouse that it is today.

I learned much from visiting the Paul Bryant Museum, not just about Bryant, but also about other coaches and players. Although I am fully aware of Paul Bryant’s legacy, record number of college wins, etc, I’m not well- versed on Alabama football overall. I did not even know, for example, that NFL quarterback Ken Stabler played at Alabama under coach Bryant. I didn’t know about the event that earned Bryant his nickname, Bear. I learned all these things and more during my visit and I exited the doors with a significant increase in my Alabama football IQ.

Alabama football has a fascinating past and the Paul Bryant Museum helps bring the memories back to life. Alabama football fans are certain to feel goosebumps as they tour this museum, but everyone who visits, even those with a marginal interest in the game, will come away feeling satisfied. It isn’t a very large museum and it can be visited in less than an hour. I wish it was bigger, and I would have liked to see even more exhibits, but this is still a good place to visit if you want to improve your knowledge of Alabama football and learn more about the people responsible for its rise to fame.
Written 28 June 2023
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Greg2117
Pace, FL825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
This museum on campus is a great tribute to the history of the Alabama football program. It’s two blocks from the basketball coliseum so a short walk after a game. It has more items than I expected to include bear Bryant’s jacket, championship rings and several tributes to all the greats that have come through the program. Highly recommend taking a 30 minute stroll through here if you are a football fan.
Written 7 January 2023
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Roxanne C
Gulf Shores, AL85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It’s been about twenty years since the last time we were here and I’m glad we visited again. This sports museum gives you a great timeline of Alabama football. A lot of interactive features. It’s great for the young and old!
Written 16 February 2020
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Bethany E
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
I have visited this place more times than I can count. I love stopping by when I'm in Tuscaloosa to see if there's anything new. I always find something I didn't notice the last time I was there. You can feel the legacy of greatness hanging the air.
Written 17 June 2022
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Matt C
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is a nicely done museum. I'm an Auburn fan and I really enjoyed it. There is a lot of history here. I really enjoyed seeing the history here. Love or hate Bama football, you have to respect the history here.
Written 25 April 2022
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Jenny T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
The convention, my favorite team and school, and the company I was with, all of those combined, made this trip unforgettable. I would go back today, if I were able. Great time, great people and food, even our Air B&B was amazing!
Written 16 May 2022
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Princerman
Otsego, MN1,258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
This place is a shrine for all things related to Alabama football. They’ve got Heisman trophies. They’ve got National Championship trophies. They even have a crystal fedora! There is so much really cool memorabilia here all related to one of the finest football programs.
Written 14 November 2021
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carljw116
Maple Glen, PA175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
If you have a free hour or so, this is a great museum! It's really a museum for ALL of Alabama football, not just the Bear Bryant era. It also only cost $2!
Written 21 February 2017
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Kayleen A
Bratt, Florida252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was a fun stop on game day. I learned a few things. I guess I'm not a big enough fan to drive out of my way for it, but it was convenient.
Written 23 October 2020
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RNgypsy
Las Vegas, NV308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There is a lot of football history here. My husband and I really enjoyed the Museum. I'm so glad we took the time to go. We both loved it.
Written 10 July 2020
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