Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Alabama's Housewife-Whacking Meteorite

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Alabama Museum of Natural History

Address:
427 6th Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL
Directions:
In the Alabama Museum of Natural History, which is in Smith Hall on the northeast corner of The Quad on the University of Alabama campus. I-359 to the University Blvd exit, drive east around 1.5 miles. Do NOT turn left onto 6th Ave.; continue one more block and turn left onto Hackberry Lane. You'll pass a parking lot on the left, then a building. Just past the building, turn left onto a little alley. You'll see the back of Smith Hall ahead. Park behind it in the spaces reserved for visitors.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-4:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
205-348-7550
Admission:
Adults $2.00
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Hodges Meteorite.

Alabama's Housewife-Whacking Meteorite
This is the actual meteorite that fell to earth and hit housewife Ann Hodges on November 30, 1954. The most famous exhibit in the museum. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/23/2014]

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Hodges Meteorite.

Housewife Whacking Meteorite

The Sylacauga (Hodges) Meteorite that hit Ann Hodges is kept at the Alabama Natural History Museum on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. The meteorite is on display in the Grand Gallery, along with the Philco radio that was damaged when the meteorite crashed through the Hodges home.

[Mindy, 11/29/2010]

A marble monument to the meteorite stands in Sylacauga, the town where it fell.

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