Alabama March 27, 2020
Discover These 9 Awesomely Quirky Things That Are Hiding Right Here In Alabama
While exploring the great state of Alabama, you never know what you’ll come across. After all, there’s such a variety of places and things just waiting to be discovered. Some of them are even quite quirky. Listed below are nine quirky places and things waiting to be discovered in Alabama.
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We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Goldie 1971: The Fallen Robot - Tuscaloosa
Goldie 1971 is a fallen robot statue that's located on Woods Quad at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It was created by former student Joe McCreary and represents the collapse of Alabama's steel industry.
2. Coon Dog Cemetery - Cherokee
The Coon Dog Cemetery, which was established in 1937, is located off the beaten path in Cherokee, Alabama. Due to the fact that only coon dogs are allowed to be buried here, it's the only cemetery of its kind in the world.
3. Tinglewood Carvings - Montevallo
Located in Montevallo's Orr Park is Alabama's famous Tinglewood Trail. This unique trail features more than 30 whimsical tree carvings created by artist Tim Tingle.
4. Grave of Miss Baker - Huntsville
The "Grave of Miss Baker," which is located at Huntsville's U.S. Space & Rocket Center, is the final resting place of Miss Baker - a squirrel monkey. Miss Baker was the first animal from the United States to fly into space and return alive. This happened on May 28, 1959.
5. Boll Weevil Monument - Enterprise
The Boll Weevil Monument, which is located in Enterprise, Alabama, was erected in 1919 and stands at 13+ feet tall. It's the world's first monument to honor an agricultural pest.
6. Rock Zoo - Fackler
Located just outside of Scottsboro, Alabama is the Rock Zoo. This unique attraction is a collection of animals that have been created from limestone and colorful paints. Supposedly, it's Alabama's only rock zoo.
7. Giant Tin Man - Forkland
The Giant Tin Man, which stands at 32 feet tall, is just one of the many sculptures created by farmer Jim Bird. Bird Farm is located off US-43 between the towns of Demopolis and Eutaw. It features a variety of sculptures created from bales of hay and scrap pieces of metal. The Giant Tin Man, which is from the "Wizard of Oz," has become one of the area's most popular landmarks.
8. Barber Marina Dinosaurs - Elberta
The Barber Marina Dinosaurs, also known as the "Dinosaurs in the Woods," is a group of four life-sized dinosaur statues. These quirky statues, which were built for billionaire George Barber, are nestled within the woods near Barber Marina in Elberta, Alabama.
9. Butch Anthony's Museum of Wonder Drive-Thru - Seale
Butch Anthony's Museum of Wonder is a unique museum that showcases a collection of quirky artifacts, antiques, art, and more. Also located on the property is his Museum of Wonder Drive-Thru, which also features many of these items. The only difference is they're on display inside shipping containers, and you don't have to exit your car to see them. Admission to this museum is free.
Have you discovered any of these nine quirky places or things hiding in Alabama? If so, which ones? Also, what else would you add to this list?
For information about Orr Park, which is home to Alabama’s Tinglewood Trail, be sure to take a look at the following article:
The Alabama Park That Will Make You Feel Like You Walked Into A Fairy Tale. Address: Woods Quad, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA Address: 4945 Coondog Cemetery Rd, Cherokee, AL 35616, USA Address: Park Dr, Montevallo, AL 35115, USA Address: 1 Tranquility Base #3371, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA Address: 101 Main St, Enterprise, AL 36330, USA Address: 3215 Co Rd 32, Fackler, AL 35746, USA Address: Demopolis Hwy, Forkland, AL 36740, USA Address: Barber Pkwy, Elberta, AL 36530, USA Address: 970 AL-169, Seale, AL 36875, USA