Cherokee Rock Village
(Leesburg) – Marvel at the view from Lookout Mountain, enormous boulders, natural arches, caves, and trails. One of the top rock climbing spots in the Southeast. 10 minutes away.
(Cedar Bluff) – This 1862 cold blast furnace was the first in the county powered by water. The furnace supplied iron ore for foundries in Rome, GA, where Confederate armaments were forged. It is said to be the best preserved furnace in the Southeast. 15 minutes away.
Cherokee Historical Museum
(Centre) – Established in 1987, the museum is housed in a former 3-story general store in Downtown Centre built in 1919. The county’s heritage is depicted with newspapers, shotguns, wagons, housewares, doll collection, Grand Ole Opry memorabilia, Civil War, World War I, World War II and railroad artifacts. Open Tuesday – Saturday. (256) 927-7835 www.MuseumAtCentre.com 2 miles away.
Cherokee County Golf Course
Located at the Cherokee Country Club. Open to the public, the mature 18-hole golf course provides year-round play for golfers. Enjoy the outstanding view of Mount Wisner as you tee the ball up on the first hole and later in the day be captivated by the gorgeous sunset as you finish on the uphill 18th hole. 4 miles away.
411 Drive-In Theatre
Enjoy a family oriented outdoor atmosphere and one of Hollywood’s new releases. Built in 1953, the theatre’s two large screens provide entertainment for up to 800 cars. It is one of eight drive-ins in Alabama and one of only 450 worldwide. (256) 927-2855 www.411drivein.com 2 miles away.
Orbix Hot Glass Studio & Gallery
The gallery of nationally-respected glassblower Cal Breed is located atop Lookout Mountain on 26 acres at the edge of Little River Canyon National Preserve. His work is displayed at major galleries and by art dealers around the country and is available in his gallery adjacent to the studio. By special arrangement, a tour can be provided of the studio and furnace. (256) 523-3188 www.orbixhotglass.com 15 minutes away. Located on the Little River Canyon rim drive.
Little River Canyon
One of the most extensive canyon and gorge systems in the eastern United States. Added to the National Park System in 1992, it protects 14,000 acres of the Little River watershed and many rare, threatened and endangered species of plants and animals. The Canyon Rim Drive is breathtaking any time of the year! 15 minutes away. (256) 845-9605
Untamed Mountain / Tigers for Tomorrow
Collinsville Trade Day
Every Saturday morning – EARLY! Everything you can imagine and then some – antiques, plants, pets, farm animals, tools ……. Don’t wait and go mid morning because the vendors start packing up before noon! Spend the night at Bay Springs and get an early start. Only 9 miles away.
Mountain Top Flea Market
All day Sunday – 5:00 AM until …… Over 1,000 dealers display their wares over 97 acres! In Attalla, 30 mins away.
Pirates Bay Water Park
Leesburg, AL 256-613-8442
Indian Mountain ATV
Piedmont, AL – 256-300-1223
Indian Mountain ATV Park is one of the largest off-road parks in North East Alabama with 4,700 acres of heaven nestled in the Appalachian Mountain range. Scenic overlooks as far as the eye can see. We offer OHV trail riding, camping, fishing, and hiking. We have fun for the whole family!
Great Alabama 650
World’s Longest Annual Paddle Race. Test your strength, endurance, and mental fortitude in the toughest paddle race in the United States. This epic adventure takes racers along the core section of the Alabama Scenic River Trail, the longest river trail in a single state. From rushing whitewater to the ambling river delta, the race will challenge even the most experienced paddler. This race is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience that will not soon be forgotten!
- 650-mile paddle race across the state of Alabama
- Begins in the northeast section of the state and finishes at Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay
- Prize money to be split between three divisions
411 Yard Sale
Runs from Leeds, AL to Newport, TN beginning the last Thursday of September through Sunday each year.
127 World’s Longest Yard Sale
The 127 Yard Sale is commonly referred to as “The World’s Longest Yard Sale”. That’s because it really is the longest yard sale in the world. To be exact, it’s 690 miles long and the route travels through 6 states; Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.
Dry Creek Chapel
Our venue includes an open-air chapel, a heated and cooled reception barn, and a farmhouse style bridal suite. Included in the barn is a grooms loft complete with a pool table and a spacious prep-kitchen.
Magnolia House on Weiss Lake