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Anniston Museum of Natural History

Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness and the mysteries of 2,300 year-old Egyptian Mummies in the Anniston Museum of Natural History. More than 2,000 natural history items are on permanent display. Children can get “hands-on” with nature in the discovery room. In addition to the many indoor attractions, the […]

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RTJ GOLF TRAIL AT SILVER LAKES

Located in Northeast Alabama, between Anniston and Gadsden, Silver Lakes is set on rolling terrain with stunning views of the surrounding Appalachian foothills. Following the April 2011 devastating EF-4 Tornado, which ravaged the golf course and the surrounding communities, Silver Lakes received extensive renovations and has taken on a new look. Silver Lakes re-opened in […]

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Pinhoti Hiking Trail

The Alabama Pinhoti Trail, a national recreation trail, is the pride of Alabama hikers. This 100+ mile long path is the backbone of a trail system second to none in the state as it meanders through rolling hillsides, up rocky crags, past mountain streams and waterfalls, and the panoramic vistas atop the mountains of the […]

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Chief Ladiga Trail

The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama’s premiere rails-to-trails project. It wanders 33 miles through the countryside of Calhoun and Cleburne counties and it connects the municipalities of Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver and Anniston. Seen along the way are beautiful wetlands, streams, forests, farmlands, and a horizon filled with mountains. The Chief Ladiga Trail is a family […]

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Hobson City, Alabama

Hobson City was established on August 16, 1899 and is the oldest incorporated African American Cities in the State of Alabama and the third oldest incorporated African American city in the United States.   There are less than 25 remaining African American cities in the United States. The area we now know as Hobson City was […]

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Janney Furnace Civil War Reenactment

The Civil War era furnace constructed in 1863 using 200 slaves as a labor was burned by Union soldiers destroying the shacks that had been erected for the works and damaging a portion of the brick chimneys that capped the stone structure. However, the stone furnace remains standing today. 145 Janney Road Ocatchee, Alabama 36271 […]

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Classic on Noble

We are Anniston, Alabama’s fine dining tradition and also a destination restaurant for many out of towners. We have many regular customers who are local and many who drive from Birmingham, Gadsden, Atlanta, and places in between who enjoy our food, drink, service, and atmosphere. Join us at the beautiful downtown Anniston buiding we’ve renovated […]

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Wright’s Dairy

  Alabama’s only dairy farm where the cows are milked and the milk is bottled and sold right on the farm. You can take a hayride to see the cows close-up or visit and taste a sample of Wright’s Dairy Milk and ice cream. 241 Cane Creek Farm Road Alexandria, AL 36250 http://www.wrightdairy.com 256-820-1020

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Weaver BMX Track

Located in Weaver, Alabama, the BMX Track has great jumps and fun turns. The track is a public track that hosts racing throughout the year. All ages and experience levels are welcome. 500 Anniston Street Weaver, AL 36277 http://www.weaverbmx.com

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Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

More than 6,000 acres of the former military base is designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a National Wildlife Refuge to protect a unique and endangered ecosystem described as the mountain longleaf pine forest. Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge protects the largest stand of mature Longleaf Pines north of the state’s coastal […]

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Dr. J.C. Francis’ Medical Museum & Apothecary

Enter the days of “biting the bullet” in this 1850s general practitioner’s office and apothecary. Examine books, drug bottles, instruments and medical equipment used by physicians and pharmacists of the period. Located on Gayle Avenue in Jacksonville. The Dr. Francis’ Medical Museum was opened in 1974, after a marker was erected in Dr. Francis’ honor […]

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Cross Plains Depot and Museum

Construction began before the Civil War and was completed in 1869 for this facility known as the “Crossroads of the Southeast” during the 1880s. National Register of Historic places. Located in Piedmont. 33.9245454, -85.61135009999998 Piedmont 256-447-9007

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