Local Area Attractions
Heaton Pecan Farm
Visit the store and restaurant located just across the street from the Heaton Pecan Farm. Features include homemade pies, candies, ice cream and baked goods. Don't miss their yummy pecan pie! 309 Sunrise Boulevard Clanton, AL 35045 800-446-3531
Fishing at Lake Mitchell
Only 9.5 miles to beautiful Lake Mitchell where you can fish for Bass, Bluegill, Crappie and more!
Bass Pro Shop
Located right down the road - in Prattville. Everyone should take a detour and experience this!
Big Peach Tower
On I-65 between Birmingham and Montgomery is an impressively large water tower resembling a peach. Chilton County is Alabama's peach central. Adjacent fruit stands and establishments like the Peach Tower Restaurant radiate a unified civic vitality. Clanton's big peach is 120 feet tall, and holds 500,000 gallons of water -- but it ain't the biggest. The Peachoid in Gaffney, SC, is larger and double the volume. Both were constructed by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company: Gaffney's in 1980-81 and Clanton's in 1992. Address: 7th St. South, Clanton, AL Directions:Exit 212 off I-65.
Fred the Town Dog
Fred the Town Dog Beloved mascot of a small town, Fred is remembered with a monument. Rockford's adopted mascot, Fred the dog, died on December 23, 2002 in a Birmingham animal hospital from a mysterious animal bite. Fred had been a celebrated fixture of the community since he showed up and was nursed back to health in 1993.
Hank Williams Death Car
Hank Williams Death Car Montgomery, Alabama Hank Williams was country music's first mega star. The prolific musician and performer wrote songs such as "Your Cheatin' Heart," drank too much whiskey, had family problems. He died in the back seat of his Cadillac while being driven to a gig in 1953, at the age of 29. The Death Car is the centerpiece of the Hank Williams Museum in his home town of Montgomery.
A memorial in Oakwood Cemetery marks singer Hank Williams' final resting place. The museum contains memorabilia, records, newspaper clippings, and a bust of Rufus "Tee Tot" Payne, the black man who taught Williams to play the guitar.
Promenade 12 Theatre
Promenade 12more info... 2399 COBBS FORD RD Prattville , AL 36066 Phone: (334) 285-1221
Pines Golf Course
Pines Golf Course 307 Deatsville Highway, Millbrook, AL 36054 (334) 285-7529 () ? Specialities?: Open To The Public, 18 Hole Course Scorecard?: Scorecard More from yahoo.com » Brands?: Scotty Cameron More from starcaddy.com » Number of Holes?: 18 More from starcaddy.com » Pro/Manager?: Harold Hogan
Confederate Memorial Park
Confederate Memorial Park • 10.0 miles Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's only Old Soldiers Home for Confederate Veterans. In operation from 1902 to 1939, the home cared for elderly veterans, and wives and widows of veterans. The majority of veterans served in Alabama outfits, but many were from other Confederate states and moved to Alabama after the war. The last veteran died at the home in 1934. The facility closed in 1939 when the five remaining widows were moved to Montgomery for better care. Features of the 102-acre site: two cemeteries, Mountain Creek Post Office, Marbury Methodist Church, nature trail, covered pavilions, and museum containing artifacts from the Alabama Old Soldiers Home, and uniforms, weapons, and equipment used during the Civil War.
Lay Lake • 10.0 miles Lake Lay was impounded in 1914 and named after Captain William Patrick Lay, the first Alabama Power President. . Lake Lay is an Alabama Power lake with 177,000 kilowatt generating capacity. It is an excellent recreational lake with fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, spotted bass, bluegill and other sunfish, crappie, catfish, striped bass, hybrid and white bass.
Peach Park • 0.6 miles Since 1985 Peach Park has become a favorite stop to visitors of Chilton County. What started as a simple road-side fruit stand has now become a place where thousands of people visit each year. You can purchase fine fruits and vegetables and of course you can purchase some tasty local foods made from famous Chilton County Peaches.
Old Alabama Town
Tour the Authentic 19th Century Village Today There are no facades or newly constructed buildings here! Our 19th century village features completely authentic 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings that have been saved from demolition, carefully restored, and reopened to the public as a history museum. At Old Alabama Town, you will learn how early Americans of all backgrounds lived and worked in Central Alabama.
Rosa Parks Library and Museum
Rosa Parks Library and Museum This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who, in 1955, sparked the civil rights movement by refusing to give her bus seat to a white man. The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day. Rosa Parks Museum and Children's Wing 220 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL 36104 State-of-the-art museum depicting events that started the bus boycott and early Civil Rights movement. Interactive, multi-media presentation. Affiliate of Troy State University. . Attraction type History Museums Distance 0.7 miles from city center
Jefferson Davis Statue
Jefferson Davis Statue The former President of the Confederacy looks down Dexter Avenue from the front lawn of the Alabama State Capitol.
Montgomery Museum of Fine arts
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, a department of the City of Montgomery, is supported by funds from the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association. Programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.; Thursday, 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Sunday, 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. The Museum galleries are closed on Mondays. Office hours are from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday. The Museum is closed on the following national holidays: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art of the highest quality for the enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment of its public. Admission is FREE. Museum Addresses Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts P.O. Box 230819 Montgomery, Alabama 36123-0819
Alabama State Capital
Alabama State Capitol The historic capitol building in Montgomery was a focal point of both the Civil War and Civil RIghts Movement. ExploreSouthernHistory.com Overlooking historic Dexter Avenue from the top of Goat hill in Montgomery, the Alabama State Capitol is a National Historic Landmark. Jefferson Davis Statue The former President of the Confederacy looks down Dexter Avenue from the front lawn of the Alabama State Capitol. Where History was Written The Confederate States of America and opening days of the Civil War were planned from the capitol building.
Wind Creek Casino
A short drive to Wind Creek Casino- Atmore AL - great fun for the whole family!
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Founded in 1901, the Alabama Department of Archives and History is the first and oldest state-funded archival agency in the nation. The museum includes artifacts from Native American culture and from the days before statehood through the Vietnam War, the Tattered Banners gallery, and more.
Located on 624 Washington Avenue in Montgomery, AL- just a short drive
Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall
Dedicated to the story of contributions by enlisted individuals to military aviation in America, the hall takes the visitor form ballooning during the Civil War to the present-day U.S. Air Force. Notable exhibits focus on the world's first black fighter pilot and a Vietnam POW cell, including prisoner artifacts.
Located in Montgomery, AL- a short 30 minute drive
Free admission and for more info go to http://afehri.maxwell.af.mil
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival has been in its current location since 1985. This is the only professional classical repertory theatre in the Southeast that operates year-round. It is also one of the top five major Shakespeare companies in the world. The theatre offers a wide variety of classical and contemporary productions. One Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL. Monday to Saturday, 12-5pm Closed Sunday www.asf.net
Some of the memorabilia of the "Famous" Hank Williams
W C Rice Cross Garden
Located a short drive down the road in Prattville, AL- Thousands of crosses, some as tall as 20 feet, appear on both sides of the road- a sight to see and surely behold! From the tale of WC Rice and the vision he had from the Lord to construct the Cross Garden.
visit www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2019 for more info
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Take a step back in time on a railroad excursion- Great experience for all ages!
American Village Montevallo
The American Village welcomes the general public at any time during our regular operating hours (Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. CST). Bring your imagination and sense of adventure, and be prepared for a revolutionary experience!
Our Public Discovery Tour is offered each Monday-Friday at 10, 12 and 2 (excluding holidays and special events). Visitors step into history and encounter figures from America's revolutionary past.
$8.50 Adults (ages 18-59)
$8.00 Youth (ages 5-17)
$8.00 Seniors (age 60 and over)
age 4 and under, varies based on program
Tasting Room Hours:
Friday 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
If you are looking for a vineyard- you may want to stop and see this one!
popular shopping spots!
•Durbin Farms , located on Highway 31 North just west of I-65 Exit 205, has a large selection of Chilton County peaches, plums, nectarines and a wide selection of fruits & vegetables, plus a popular restaurant featuring fresh deli sandwiches and desserts.