Alabama August 21, 2019
Take This One Day Road Trip To Experience Alabama’s Most Underrated Attractions
Many of the South’s best attractions are located right here in Alabama. Even though several of them receive numerous visitors annually, others are somewhat overlooked because they’re not as well known, unless of course you’re a local.
Listed below is a mapped road trip that’ll take you to seven of Alabama’s most underrated attractions. Because it has a distance of 516 miles and an estimated drive time of 9 hours and 21 minutes, it can easily be completed in one day, depending on how long you stay at each attraction.
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1. Huntsville Depot Museum - Huntsville
The Huntsville Depot, which was completed in 1860, is Alabama's oldest surviving railroad depot. It's also one of the oldest railroad depots in the United States. The Huntsville Depot Museum showcases several interesting exhibits that focus on train history and the city of Huntsville. Address: 320 Church Street Northwest, Huntsville, AL, 35801
2. Cherokee Rock Village - Leesburg
Cherokee Rock Village covers approximately 200 acres and is one of the best rock climbing destinations in the United States. Some of the boulders are believed to be around 300 million years old. Cherokee Rock Village is best known for its breathtaking views.
Address: 2000 County Road 70, Leesburg, AL, 35983
3. Don Kresge Memorial Radio Museum - Birmingham
The Don Kresge Memorial Radio Museum is one of Alabama's most unique museums. It features a great collection of radios that people used in the early 1900s before television became popular. Address: 600 18th Street North, Birmingham, AL, 35203
4. Old Alabama Town - Montgomery
Old Alabama Town is a unique historical village that features a great collection of 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings. It's currently operated as a history museum where visitors are able to learn how early Americans lived and worked in the central region of Alabama. Address: 301 Columbus Street, Montgomery, AL, 36104
5. Old Courthouse Museum - Monroeville
The courtroom above actually inspired the fictional courtroom in Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," and later the film. Harper Lee was from Monroeville and her father practiced law in this actual courtroom. The Old Courthouse Museum features several exhibits, and visitors are allowed to tour the courtroom. Address: 31 North Alabama Avenue, Monroeville, AL, 36460
6. Old Cahawba Archaeological Park - Orrville
Old Cahawba, which is also referred to as Cahawba and Cahaba, was Alabama's first state capital (1820-1826). It's currently operated as Old Cahawba Archeological Park, which showcases several abandoned buildings that have been preserved. This unique archaeological site is a must-visit for history lovers of all ages. Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL, 36767
7. Orr Park - Montevallo
Orr Park is one of the South's most unique parks. It's best known for its Tinglewood Trail, which features a collection of trees with quirky carvings such as whimsical faces, dragons, and more. It's a definite must-see! Address: 277 Park Drive, Montevallo, AL, 35115
Have you ever visited any of these underrated attractions in Alabama? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For a list of Alabama’s 10 most underrated towns, click