Local Area Attractions
Six Flags over Georgia
Conveniently located west of Atlanta, SIx Flags over Georgia is the Atlanta area's biggest, most popular family attraction featuring dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities. The park is open seasonally during the spring and summer months and operates on limited days and hours during the fall and winter months. Be sure to check the park's website for current operating days and times.
Six Flags is located at 275 Riverside Parkway, SW, Austell, Georgia 30168. For directions, visit https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/plan-your-visit/directions.
Anniston Museum of Natural History
Exploring the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness or the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies are just some of exciting adventures waiting for you in the seven exhibit halls of the Anniston Museum of Natural History. There's something for everyone!
Visit www.annistonmuseum.org for more information including operating hours, admission cost and more!
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Located about 45 minutes west of the campground, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. In addition to housing the world's best motorcycle collection, the museum has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars as well as the largest collection of Lotus cars and other significant makes. The collection is the largest of its kind in the world!The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is located at the 830 acre Barber Motorsports Park that includes a world class 2.38 mile racetrack.
For more information, including admission and hours, visit www.barbermuseum.org.
Fishing at Henry Neely Lake
Enjoy great fishing nearby at Henry Neely Lake- short distance to some of the best fishing around.
The falls are located in the city of Gadsden. A short drive to see the historical falls where legend has it that Princess Noccalula jumped to her death when she could not marry her true love!. The main feature of the park is a notable 90-foot waterfall with a gorge trail- great for a day hike and don't miss the train ride.
Mt. Cheaha -
Mt Cheaha is the highest point in Alabama. A must to hike and view the highest point in Alabama. You will not want to miss this great view. Go out on one of the many cliff ledges and sit with the Eagles!
The Speedway is located just 12 miles away, and offers daily tours. Something everyone should see in their lifetime!
Bremen Museum of World History
More artifacts from the Museum of World History, a must see for the historian
Wrights Dairy Farm Tours
You can take a tour of a " real" dairy farm and see just how the miik and butter are actually made! They also have a wonderful store to purchase and take with you when you leave
Coldwater Covered Bridge
Coldwater Bridge (1850) is located in Oxford City Park just off I20 in Oxford. The bridge was moved from its original location in an effort to save it. Like most Alabama covered bridges it is constructed of pine. The remains of a dam and mill can be seen upstream of where the bridge originally stood over Coldwater Creek.
Bremen Museum of World History
View ancient treasures and objects from all over the world.
Oil paintings, intricate jade sculptures, expressive Remington bronzes, ancient and modern weapons, photos, clothing, hands-on displays and lifelike dioramas fill the galleries, bringing history to life through the eyes of artists and craftsmen.
Internation Motorsports Hall of Fame
- About: Located adjacent to the Talladega Superspeedway, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame is one of the most popular and impressive facilities of its kind in the country. Although Talladega is known primarily as a stop on the NASCAR circuit, this museum (true to its name) is concerned with motorsports more...Located adjacent to the Talladega Superspeedway, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame is one of the most popular and impressive facilities of its kind in the country. Although Talladega is known primarily as a stop on the NASCAR circuit, this museum (true to its name) is concerned with motorsports of all kinds, from Grand Prix to snowmobile racing, and everything in between. The collections, reported to be worth $25 million, include famous automobiles, boats, and motorcycles from the past and present. The museum is open every day except major holidays. There is a gift shop, and purchases can also be made online.
- Hours: Mo to Su from 08:30am to 05:00pm
Historical St Michael's Church- Anniston
The Church of St. Michael and All Angels stands today as a holy place for worship and community service because of the vision and energy of its founder, John Ward Noble. The city of Anniston was founded and developed following the War Between the States by the Tyler and Noble families who had chosen the site to establish iron works. It became apparent that Grace Church, the first Episcopal Church established in the new community, could not accommodate all the family members and the workers who came primarily from England to man the mills and shops. John Ward Noble asked permission from the Bishop of Alabama to organize a second parish. This was on June 2, 1887. On St. Michael's Day of the same year, the Articles of Association for the parish were signed. The famous architect, William Halsey Wood, who had been a finalist in the contest to design the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, was retained. Ground was broken for the complex of buildings June 11, 1888,The cornerstone was laid on All Saints' Day of that year.
Colwater Covered Bridge
Coldwater Covered Bridge
The Coldwater Covered Bridge is a locally owned wooden covered bridge that spans the inlet to Oxford Lake in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States. WikipediaOpened: 1850
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Wrights Dairy Farm
Wright Dairy at Alexandria is a second-generation tradition.
The first Wright Dairy began in neighboring St. Clair County in the late 1940's, when Milton and Ruth Wright started farming near Ragland on what they later named Riverbend Farm. In 1947, they started milking cows and selling their bulk milk to a creamery in Boaz. The local doctor encouraged Milton to set up a bottling plant and deliver milk because he was concerned that the children of Ragland did not have a good source of fresh milk.
So, from 1949 to 1953, Milton and Ruth milked cows, pasteurized and bottled milk and buttermilk, and delivered it door-to-door around Ragland. By the end of this era, they had a family of four children--Janie, Judy, David, and Susan. Toward the end of their delivering days, David often rode alongside his daddy in the old pickup truck as he picked up empty bottles and delivered full ones. Wright Dairy even supplied the school lunchroom at Ragland with fresh milk in half-pint bottles for a time.
When grocery stores began stocking fresh milk regularly and transportation improved in rural areas such as Ragland, the Wrights returned to wholesaling their milk. They expanded the milking herd, concentrating on quantity as well as quality, by introducing Holstein cattle (the popular black-and-white breed) to the farm. The children helped in all aspects of the family farming operation. But as time passed, they went their separate ways to college, families and careers.
In 1974, David rejoined the family farming enterprise when he and Milton formed a business partnership in Riverbend Farm. Each with an entrepreneurial spirit, this father and son team was never out of ideas for expansion and innovation on the farm.
In 1977, David bought the 200-acre dairy at Alexandria already known as Canebrake Farm. It had an established herd of Holsteins and a standard method of farming similar to other Alabama dairy farms. This included raising corn or sorghum cane on much of the farm acreage to feed the cattle, and purchasing a large volume of commercial feed for producing high-volume wholesale milk.
By the 1990's, dairy farming in Alabama and throughout the U. S. had changed. Small family-owned and operated dairies were disappearing rapidly, in favor of large commercial dairies. Cows grazing in pastures became an unusual sight, even in Alabama. David and his wife Leianne had to rethink the way they would operate the dairy to make it profitable, environmentally friendly and less labor-intensive.
After much study, they realized that downsizing the herd was possible by returning to the time-honored practice of grass farming. After a few years of gradual changes that led to grazing as the primary means of feeding their cows, everything else fell into place. The cows were healthier and happier, the milk was higher quality, the tractors were in the fields less, and David and Leianne had more time to spend with their children, Henry and Lydia.
In the meantime, friends and neighbors prompted the Wrights to sell some "good old-fashioned milk" from their pasture-fed cows. After over a year of building, remodeling and installing machinery, David bottled the first Wright Dairy milk of this century in February 2000, and the Wright Dairy Store opened its doors to the community. With natural quality and good taste, Wright Dairy whole milk and buttermilk were instant hits. Homemade ice cream, chocolate milk and low-fat milk soon followed. Amish butter, cheese and canned goods became standard store items.
Many friends and neighbors, now customers, prompted the Wrights to open up the farm to the public, with tours. So, from May 2001 through June 2007, the family and employees hosted Wright Dairy Farm Tours. Enlisting the help of all family members made this possible. Milton and Ruth Wright always offered a hand on tour days, sporting their "Grand-daddy" and "Grand-mother" nametags.
Tours Daily- a great treat!
Hell's Gate Bridge - Oxford AL
- The bridge has earned this name because it is said if one stops on the bridge and turns around, the road behind him looks like the fiery gates of Hell. Many years ago, a young couple lost their lives on this bridge. On a dark night, if one stops on the bridge and turns off all the lights, a member of the couple will get into the vehicle, leaving a wet spot on the seat. realhaunts.com
Hardin Center of Cultural Arts
On the corner of Fifth and Broad in historic downtown Gadsden sits an unusual building. Its triangular shape and enormous cylinder have come to stand for the educational opportunities and endless entertainment the arts bring to a community. The Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, under the direction of the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, opened in 1990, and today more than 100,000 people visit the exhibits, performances and functions held. annualy
Covered Bridge Waldo AL-
Close to our KOA you may want to take a look at a very"old" covered bridge- it is definitely worth driving to see- located on county road 77- Waldo AL
Birmingham Civil Rights Museum
The Civil Rights Institute is one place that you have to add to your list of must see attractions in Alabama not only to learn about the Civil Rights movement, but also about African-American culture.