Even though a town is small, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see or do there. As a matter of fact, Alabama is home to many small towns that offer a variety of things to see and do, including the coastal town of Elberta. For information about Elberta and its main attractions, read on.
Elberta, which has a population of less than 2,000, is a small town in Baldwin County, Alabama. Even though this town is quite small, it offers something for everyone.
"For the good life" is the motto of Elberta, which was founded in the early 20th century.
One of the very first places you'll want to visit when you arrive in Elberta is the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.
The Baldwin County Heritage Museum is a 20,000 square foot museum that includes six large display rooms, a house, a 1908 church, a blacksmith shop, vintage tractors, and so much more. This is the one museum where you'll learn everything there is to know about Baldwin County, Alabama. You can visit the Baldwin County Heritage Museum at 25521 US-98, Elberta, AL 36530.
For fresh fruits and vegetables, a stop at Hillcrest Farm is a must!
Hillcrest Farm is a family-owned farm that's been supplying the public with berries, preserves, honey, garden vegetables, and homemade ice cream for more than twenty years.
You can visit Hillcrest Farm at 30497 Hixson Rd., Elberta, AL 36530.
When it comes time to eat, you'll most definitely want to try Pirates Cove Marina & Restaurant.
Pirates Cove Marina & Restaurant recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Best known for its beachfront view, this Gulf Coast restaurant serves everything from pizzas and burgers, to salads and sandwiches. There's something for everyone. You can visit Pirates Cove Marina & Restaurant at 6664 County Rd. 95, Elberta, AL 36530.
Another great restaurant to try is Roadkill Cafe.
Roadkill Cafe's slogan is "You kill it, we grill it!" No, this cafe doesn't actually serve roadkill. However, it does offer a variety of Southern favorites from its buffet. If you love homestyle cooking, this restaurant is for you.
You can visit Roadkill Cafe at 25076 State St., Elberta, AL 36530.
If you're the ultimate cheese lover, you must stop by Home Sweet Farm.
Home Sweet Farm, which has been in business for more than 30 years, is the first farmstead cheesemaker in Alabama. In addition to its variety of cheeses, Home Sweet Farm also offers organic fruits, local honey, olives, and more. You can visit Home Sweet Farm at 27107 Schoen Rd., Elberta, AL 36530.
Elberta is well known for its quirky statues that are situated at Barber Marina. Two of the town's most popular group of statues are "Dinosaurs in the Woods" and...
"Dinosaurs in the Woods" consists of four life sized dinosaur statues: a brontosaurus, a tyrannosaurus rex, a stegosaurus, and a triceratops.
"Bamahenge" measures 21 feet high and 104 feet across, which makes it the exact same size of Stonehenge in England. Also like Stonehenge, "Bamahenge" is aligned with the summer solstice.
For a unique place to stay in Elberta, you'll want to rent a cabin at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park on the Alabama Gulf Coast is the perfect place for a family getaway. A few of its fun activities include gem mining, wildlife encounters, fishing contests, pool parties, etc. If you have an RV, you can bring it instead of renting a cabin. You can visit Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park on the Alabama Gulf Coast at 12160 Wortel Rd., Elberta, AL 36530.
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