Alabama April 17, 2019
Journey Back In Time With A Visit To These 9 Remarkable Places In Alabama
Alabama is home to many remarkable places, several of which will take you back in time. From classic soda fountains to historic plantation homes, the options are endless. Listed below are nine places in Alabama that’ll most certainly remind you of the past. Check them out!
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. Tasty Dip - Heflin
Tasty Dip has been in business since 1948, which makes it Heflin's oldest restaurant. It's a local favorite that's well known for its classic burgers and ice cream treats. There's no denying this incredible drive-in is a true blast from the past.
Tasty Dip is located at 1278 Ross St., Heflin, AL 36264.
2. Prattville Pickers - Prattville
Covering approximately 100,000 square feet, Prattville Pickers is Alabama's largest antique shop. It's filled with a variety of antiques and vintage items that'll most certainly remind you of yesteryear. Prattville Pickers is located at 616 US-82, Prattville, AL 36067.
3. Alabama Constitution Village - Huntsville
The Alabama Constitution Village is a unique open-air museum that'll transport you back to 1819 when Alabama was admitted to the Union. A few of the buildings this museum includes are a post office, a law office, a print shop, and more. The Alabama Constitution Village is located at 109 Gates Ave. SE, Huntsville, AL 35801. (Opens June 1)
4. Sunliner Diner - Gulf Shores
Sunliner Diner will take you straight back to the 1950s. This 50s-themed restaurant features fun retro-style furnishings and decor, including a convertible booth. When it comes to food, its menu includes a variety of burgers, sandwiches, comfort foods, and more. Don't forget to save room for one of the diner's famous milkshakes.
Sunliner Diner is located at 100 E 2nd Ave., Gulf Shores, AL 36542.
5. Town of Mooresville
Mooresville, which was established in 1818, is one of Alabama's most charming small towns. A unique characteristic of Mooresville is the entire town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. So, wherever you go while visiting this charming town, you'll be surrounded by history. Mooresville is also home to Alabama's oldest operational post office, which was built in 1840.
6. Pioneer Musuem of Alabama - Troy
The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is one of the state's best outdoor attractions. Covering 40 acres, this remarkable museum features a variety of historical buildings and displays that show visitors how people lived during the 19th century. The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is located at 248 US-231, Troy, AL 36081.
7. What's On 2nd - Birmingham
What's On 2nd is a unique shop that's filled with lovely antiques and vintage treasures. If there's something you're looking for, whether it's a rare baseball card or a certain piece of vintage jewelry, you just might find it here. What's On 2nd is located at 2323 1st Ave. N, Birmingham, AL 35203.
8. Payne's Sandwich Shop & Soda Fountain - Scottsboro
The moment you step inside Payne's Sandwich Shop & Soda Fountain, you'll be taken back in time. It's one of Alabama's last remaining soda fountains and receives locals and visitors from afar. Payne's Sandwich Shop & Soda Fountain is located at 101 E Laurel St., Scottsboro, AL 35768.
9. Gaineswood - Demopolis
Gaineswood is one of Alabama's most spectacular plantation homes still standing today. It's also one of the last remaining Greek Revival-style buildings in Alabama. Gaineswood was built from 1843-1861 and is currently operated as a museum. For tour information, click
Gaineswood is located at 805 S Cedar Ave., Demopolis, AL 36732.
Can you think of any other places in Alabama that’ll take you back in time? If so, please share them with us in the comments. Also, if you’ve visited any of the places listed above, please share your experience(s) with us.
For more information about Prattville Pickers, be sure to check out our previous article:
You’ll Never Want To Leave This Massive Antique Mall In Alabama.