The Tuscumbia area has no shortage of attractions and events to take part in. Whether you are a guest for only a day or are planning an extended stay, you will have plenty of activities to choose from – no matter what your tastes are.
Local residents have the opportunity to enjoy the shopping and restaurants in the historic downtown Tuscumbia AL on a regular basis. During your visit to the area, make sure to live like a local and visit the unique restaurants, book store, boutiques, and specialty stores. And for one of the more unusual dining experiences a visit to the Rattlesnake Saloon built on the Foster Family land is housed within a bluff that was originally a hog pen.
Outdoor activities abound! The man-made Coldwater Falls at Big Spring Park offer a look at some of the area’s most beautiful surroundings. The avid golfer will find themselves right at home on any of the local golf courses, including a Robert Trent Jones course. The trails at Cane Creek Canyon Reserve provide a perfect hiking outing, while the Hawk Pride Mountain Off-Road Park has another use for trails!
For those with a love for history, there is no shortage of things to learn. Ivy Green, the birthplace of Alabama’s beloved Helen Keller, is open daily for tours and annually presents William Gibson’s famous play, “The Miracle Worker”. Or make your way over to the fully restored 1888 Tuscumbia Depot. This museum of rail and train memorabilia also offers interactive train simulators. For the more unique history lesson, visit the Coon Dog Cemetery where over 100 coon dogs have been laid to rest in the scenic Freedom Hills. Unique headstones and epitaphs pay tribute to man’s best friend and date bay to Troop, the first dog buried there in 1937.
Is architecture more interesting to you? The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Rosenbaum House, built in 1939 holds a place on the National Register of Historical Places. The 1828 Belle Mont Mansion is one of Alabama’s most distinguished homes, featuring neoclassical architecture of Jeffersonian-Palladian style. The mansion is owned by the Alabama Historical Commission. Tours are available at both homes.
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