Alabama Attractions January 29, 2021
Discover 7 Of Alabama’s Weirdest And Wackiest Places On This Road Trip
Alabama is home to many weird and wacky, yet wonderful, places. Famous statues, one-of-a-kind gravestones, and quirky museums are just a few types of these places.
Listed below is a mapped road trip that’ll take you to seven of Alabama’s weirdest and wackiest places. With a driving distance of 1,014 miles and an estimated drive time of 17 hours and 53 minutes, this road trip is perfect for a weekend getaway with the family.
Now, let’s get started.
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1. Coon Dog Cemetery - Cherokee
Your first stop is the Coon Dog Cemetery. The Coon Dog Cemetery is one of Alabama's most unique cemeteries. Only coon dogs are allowed to be buried here, which makes it the only cemetery of its kind in the world. It's the final resting place for more than 185 coon dogs.
2. Holmes Medical Museum - Foley
After a long scenic drive, you'll arrive at Holmes Medical Museum. Holmes Medical Museum is one of Alabama's most unique museums. It's located inside the county's first hospital and features a variety of medical tools from earlier days. A human skeleton is also on display. Admission is free.
3. Bamahenge - Elberta
Your next stop is Bamahenge. Bamahenge is located near Barber Marina and is a full-size replica of England's world-famous Stonehenge.
4. Boll Weevil Monument - Enterprise
You'll then travel north to the Boll Weevil Monument. The Boll Weevil Monument, which was built in 1919, is located in downtown Enterprise. It's the world's first statue to honor an agricultural pest. Standing more than 13 feet tall, it's also one of Alabama's most unique statues.
5. Whiskey Bottle Tombstone - Clayton
Your next stop will take you to the Whiskey Bottle Tombstone. The Whiskey Bottle Tombstone is a one-of-a-kind tombstone that's located in Clayton Town Cemetery. As the story goes, a frustrated wife told her husband if he didn't stop drinking, she'd make him a whiskey bottle tombstone. As you can see, she followed through on her words.
6. Little Nadine's Dollhouse Grave - Lannett
Following a short drive, you'll arrive at Little Nadine's Dollhouse Grave. Little Nadine's Dollhouse Grave is located in Oakwood Cemetery and is one of the nation's most unique graves. It's a full-size playhouse that was built for Nadine Earles, a 4-year-old girl that suddenly grew ill. Sadly, she died before it was finished.
7. Rock Zoo - Fackler
Your final stop is the Rock Zoo. The Rock Zoo is located just outside of Scottsboro and features approximately two dozen animals. These animals are unique because they're made out of painted limestone. People of all ages, especially kids, enjoy this unique roadside attraction.
Have you been to any of these seven weird and wacky, yet wonderful, places in Alabama? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For more information about Bamahenge, be sure to take a look at the following article:
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