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Lots of blowups and similar games for the kids on the quad. Plus, they love to watch all the tailgating goings-on.
Sometimes, individual University departments have activities, face painting, etc., usually on the quad.
The Strip has several shops to pick up Alabama swag. Ranges from cheap t-shirts to really nice Arthur Court serving ware.
The University Supply Store (a/k/a “Supe Store”) always has a big tent on The Quad with lots of apparel, books, and other memorabilia.
The Bryant Museum is in the same complex as the Capstone Hotel, between Coleman Coliseum and Bryant-Denny Stadium. Lots of people view it as a pilgrimage, and it really is cool.
Keep in mind, Coach Bryant died over 35 years ago. A lot of fans weren’t even born during the second heyday in the late-70s, let alone the first one in the 60s, and even fewer have clear memories of either. The OFC revels, but it might as well be the ancient Rome for a lot of the younger folks.
So while it concentrates on the Bryant years, it’s also about Alabama football history in general.
Still, if you haven’t been, or if you’re an Alabama football history buff, it’s definitely worth a visit. The museum shop is small, but has some cool stuff.