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Don’t Forget To Visit This One Alabama Park Before The End Of Summer

If you’ve ever traveled down I-65 towards Alabama’s Gulf Coast, you’re probably familiar with Peach Park. Peach Park is located in Clanton, just off I-65 at Exit 205. It’s spread across seven acres and is one of Alabama’s top tourist attractions.

In 1985, Peach Park was established by Gene Gray. He thought this was a much better option for selling his Chilton County peaches than hauling them to New Orleans to sell at the French Market. In the beginning, Peach Park was a roadside fruit stand. And in 1988, they started making their famous peach ice cream.

Interesting Facts:
1. There are more than 80,000 peach trees at Peach Park.
2. Peach Park has more than 80 varieties of peaches.
3. More than 10,000 gallons of homemade ice cream is sold at Peach Park annually.
4. Between the months of April and October, approximately 70,000 fried pies are sold.
5. According to Southern Living magazine, Peach Park has the best fried peach pies in the South.

While driving along I-65, have you ever stopped to visit Peach Park? If so, what was your favorite thing about it? The homemade peach ice cream? The fried pies? Let us know your thoughts about this Alabama tourist attraction.

Peach Park was recently nominated by Alabama Living magazine for the “Best of Alabama 2017” award for “Best Non-franchise Place for Ice Cream.” If you think their ice cream is as awesome as we do, click on this link to vote for them.

Address:
Peach Park
2300 7th St S
Clanton, AL 35046

Jennifer
Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State.