Attractions August 18, 2020
Everyone In Alabama Can Enjoy These 10 Attractions Without Even Having To Leave The Car
Alabama is home to such a variety of attractions. While some are large and require entry by foot, others can be enjoyed from the comfort of your car. Listed below are 10 attractions everyone in Alabama can enjoy without leaving the car. You’ll want to experience them all!
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1. Museum of Wonder Drive-Thru - Seale
The Museum of Wonder, which was created by Butch Anthony, showcases a collection of interesting antiques, art, artifacts, etc. In addition to this walk-through museum, a drive-thru museum is also located on the property. This unique museum features shipping containers filled with a collection of items you have to see to believe.
2. Horton Mill Covered Bridge - Oneonta
Alabama's Horton Mill Covered Bridge, which was constructed in 1934, spans the Calvert Prong of the Little Warrior River a distance of 220 feet. With a height of 70 feet, this historic bridge is also the tallest bridge over any U.S. waterway.
3. Face in the Courthouse Window - Carrollton
"The Face in the Courthouse Window" is one of Alabama's most famous ghost stories. The site of this story takes place at the Pickens County Courthouse. The face of Henry Wells, a former slave, was etched into the window by lightning after threatening the townspeople he'd haunt them forever if they lynched him.
4. Heaviest Corner on Earth - Birmingham
The "Heaviest Corner on Earth" is the corner of 20th Street and 1st Avenue North in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The Woodward Building, Brown Marx Building, Empire Building, and American Trust and Savings Bank Building are the four buildings that make up this famous corner.
5. Boll Weevil Monument - Enterprise
Alabama's Boll Weevil Monument, which was erected in 1919, is one of Alabama's most well-known statues. It's surrounded by a fountain and features a woman holding a boll weevil in the air. The Boll Weevil Monument is also the world's first monument to honor an agricultural pest.
6. Jim Bird's Farm - Forkland
Jim Bird's Farm is located in the tiny town of Forkland and is one of Alabama's most unique roadside attractions. This farm features several whimsical sculptures made from hay, scrap metal, and other types of junk.
7. Alabama Safari Park - Hope Hull
Alabama Safari Park, which covers 350 acres, is a drive-thru animal attraction that's located near Montgomery. Visitors of this attraction can feed a variety of animals from the comfort of their car.
8. Joe Minter's African Village in America - Birmingham
Joe Minter's African Village in America features sculptures made from pieces of scrap metal and junk materials. You can view the sculptures on foot, or you can drive by the property. Joe Minter's African Village in America is one of Alabama's strangest roadside attractions.
9. World's Largest Office Chair - Anniston
The "World's Largest Office Chair," which is 33 feet tall, is located outside of an office furniture store. It's one of Alabama's most popular roadside attractions.
10. World's Smallest City Block - Dothan
The "World's Smallest City Block" is located in downtown Dothan, Alabama and converges at Troy, Appletree, and Museum streets. At one time, businesses were situated on this city block, but today, it features a granite monument, a stop sign, a street sign, and a yield sign.
Have you seen any of these roadside attractions? If so, please let us know in the comments. Also, please share with us some other attractions that can be enjoyed from the car.
For more information about Horton Mill Covered Bridge, be sure to take a look at the following article:
The Tallest, Most Impressive Covered Bridge In Alabama Can Be Found In The Town Of Oneonta. Address: 970 AL-169, Seale, AL 36875, USA Address: 35-91 Covered Bridge Cir, Oneonta, AL 35121, USA Address: Columbus St, Carrollton, AL 35447, USA Address: The Woodward Building, 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA Address: 101 Main St, Enterprise, AL 36330, USA Address: Demopolis Hwy, Forkland, AL 36740, USA Address: 1664 Venable Rd, Hope Hull, AL 36043, USA Address: 931 Nassau Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211, USA Address: Anniston, AL 36201, USA Address: 201-209 N College St, Dothan, AL 36303, USA