A few months back, we took a look at some hidden gems that are located right here in Alabama. Because there are so many hidden gems located throughout the state, it comes as no surprise that we were able to find 12 more hidden gems to add to our
Now, let’s take a look at these 12 other hidden gems in Alabama. Some of them you may already know about, while others will have you asking yourself, “How did I not know about this place?”
1. Noccalula Falls - Gadsden, AL
Noccalula Falls, the main attraction at Noccalula Falls Park, is an amazing 90 ft. waterfall atop Lookout Mountain.
2. The Bright Star - Bessemer, AL
The Bright Star restaurant specializes in Greek-style snapper and steak, seafood gumbo, delicious pies, etc. This historic restaurant has been open since 1907, which makes it the oldest in Alabama. (304 19th St N)
3. Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa - Point Clear, AL
At the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, guests have the opportunity to relax and experience coastal living at its best. (One Grand Blvd)
4. Cheaha Mountain - Delta, AL
With an elevation of 2,411 feet, Cheaha Mountain is Alabama's highest natural point.
5. Unclaimed Baggage Center - Scottsboro, AL
If you've ever lost a piece of luggage on a plane, train, or bus, it probably ended up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center – the world’s only lost luggage store. (509 W Willow St)
6. Lake Eufaula
Lake Eufaula has been referred to as the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World" and is definitely one of the true gems of the South.
7. Dreamland Bar-B-Que - Tuscaloosa, AL
The original Dreamland Bar-B-Que has been ranked as one of the "Best Restaurants in Alabama." It's also one of Tuscaloosa's main attractions. (5535 15th Ave E)
8. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a collection of championship golf courses spread across Alabama, featuring 468 holes at 11 sites.
9. Golden Years Ice Cream Parlor - Hazel Green, AL
The moment you step through the doors of Golden Years Ice Cream Parlor, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. This nostalgic ice cream parlor is decorated in 50’s and 60’s decor, and it offers the best ice cream at the best prices. (12835 Hwy 231 431 N)
10. High Falls Park - Geraldine, AL
According to several people, High Falls Park is the best kept secret in Alabama. The park's main attraction is the 35-feet waterfall that's pictured above. In addition to the beautiful waterfall, High Falls Park also has six hiking trails and a walking bridge that overlooks beautiful Town Creek. High Falls Park is located at the junction of County Road 394 and 149, off AL Highway 227 (between Grove Oak and Geraldine).
11. What's on 2nd? - Birmingham, AL
What's on 2nd? is an antique and collectibles store that offers a large selection of video games, vintage toys, antique furniture, and so much more. This unique store has just about anything you can possibly think of. (2306 2nd Ave N) Note: What's on 2nd? will be moving to 1st Ave N soon.
12. Alabama's Gulf Coast Beaches
Alabama's beaches are ranked among top U.S. beaches and are one of the Gulf Coast’s hidden gems. And even though Alabama's Gulf Coast attracts millions of visitors each year, many people who don't live in the South aren't aware of our beautiful beaches.
Have you visited any of these hidden gems? Are there any other hidden gems in Alabama you would recommend visiting? If so, please share them with us in the comments below!