Attractions October 08, 2021
These 7 Unexpectedly Awesome Towns In Alabama Are Perfect For A Weekend Visit
Looking to get away for the weekend? If so, you’re in luck! Alabama is home to several amazing towns that offer a variety of things to see and do. Listed below are seven of these towns, and each of them are perfect for a weekend visit.
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1. Fort Payne
Fort Payne, the county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, is located atop of Lookout Mountain and is the perfect destination for anyone who loves the outdoors. Even though this historic town offers a variety of things to see and do, Little River Canyon National Preserve continues to be its most popular attraction. This preserve includes scenic trails, beautiful waterfalls, incredible views, wonderful campsites, and so much more.
Eufaula is located in Barbour County and is one of Alabama's most beautiful and historic towns. Overlooking Lake Eufaula, this town offers a variety of attractions that are perfect for a weekend visit, including the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, Lakepoint State Resort Park, and Shorter Mansion. Shorter Mansion is just one of the many gorgeous antebellum homes in Eufaula.
Gadsden, the county seat of Etowah County, Alabama, is situated on the banks of the Coosa River. This North Alabama town boasts a variety of attractions that are fun for all ages, including Noccalula Falls Park. This popular park's main feature is Noccalula Falls, one of the South's most-visited natural attractions. Noccalula Falls Park also offers a campground, which makes it perfect for anyone wishing to stay the weekend.
Childersburg, which is located in Talladega County, Alabama, was incorporated in 1889. Despite this incorporation date, it's believed the city dates back further than 1540. Because of this, Childersburg is the oldest city in America. One of the most popular attractions in Childersburg is DeSoto Caverns. This family fun park's main feature is DeSoto Caverns, which is known as "Alabama's Big Cave." It's also the first cave to ever be recorded in the U.S.
5. Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island is located on the southernmost point of Alabama and offers a variety of places that are perfect for a weekend visit, including the town's beautiful beaches, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Fort Gaines, etc. Dauphin Island is also known for its stunning sunsets, which is how the town earned its nickname "Sunset Capital of Alabama."
Mentone, which is located in DeKalb County, Alabama, is a tiny mountain town with incredible views. Its most popular attraction is DeSoto Falls, a 104-foot waterfall that attracts numerous visitors each year from all across the Southeast and beyond. Several charming shops and restaurants are also located throughout the town, which make for a perfect weekend visit.
Oneonta is a small town in Blount County, Alabama that's well known for the following two covered bridges: Easley Covered Bridge and Horton Mill Covered Bridge. Oneonta is also known for hosting the annual Covered Bridge Festival. In addition to visiting the town's charming covered bridges, another great place to visit is Palisades Park, which offers some pretty amazing views.
Have you ever visited any of these seven Alabama towns? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For more information about the town of Mentone, be sure to take a look at the following article:
There’s A Little Town Hidden In The Alabama Mountains And It’s The Perfect Place To Relax.