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Tallapoosa River featuring Tallapoosa Wilds

Come share in the beauty and serenity of the Tallapoosa River featuring Tallapoosa Wilds in Wadley, AL.  One of the cleanest and clearest rivers in the entire nation, the Tallapoosa River is one you will enjoy experiencing. Tallapoosa Wilds offers daytrips from its facilities in Wadley which include a 2, 4, 7, or 11 mile […]

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Talladega National Forest

The Talladega National Forest

The Talladega National Forest offers a peaceful atmosphere that is filled in wild game, camping, and hiking utopias. The forest also features picturesque scenic waterfalls throughout its striking setting. The total Forest covers 392,567 acres (613.39 sq mi, or 1,588.66 km2) at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains. Before it was bought by the federal […]

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Alabama Gold Camp

Prospecting for gold is something that just about everyone has wanted to try at least once.  As a hobby, prospecting offers a special excitement.  There is a constant hope that the next pan will hold that bonanza you’ve been dreaming about.  No thrill can compare with the excitement of seeing even just a few flakes […]

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Southern Union Community College

The campus is relatively compact and all areas are easily accessed. The entrance to the college is dominated by massive mature pine trees and tall hardwoods. There is no significant understory and little midstory here, so the birds found here spend the majority of their time at significant heights. Expect numerous Red-headed woodpeckers, Brown-headed nuthatches, […]

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Lake Wedowee

Harris Reservoir, locally known as Lake Wedowee, is located in east-northeast Alabama near the town of Wedowee. The reservoir was formed by completion of R.L. Harris dam in 1983. The major rivers supplying water for the reservoir are the Tallapoosa and Little Tallapoosa rivers. These rivers merge just north of the Hwy 48 bridge about […]

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Fox Creek at Lake Wedowee

Considerable shoreline access and a boat launch afford a good view of Lake Wedowee. Expect swallows and Purple Martins in spring and summer, Belted Kingfishers, wading birds and Wood Ducks all year. During winter months, additional waterfowl, gulls and terns appear. Keep your eyes peeled for Osprey and Bald Eagles, as well.

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Roanoke Downtown Historic District

The Roanoke Downtown Historic District has a number of architecturally significant buildings in the Renaissance and Romanesque styles, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Building Styles include: Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Italian Renaissance Historic functions: Department store; Specialty store; Warehouse; Financial institution Current functions: […]

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Randolph County Historical Museum

The Randolph County Historical Museum in Roanoke houses historical artifacts from the entire county, including Native American relics, historical documents, Civil War memorabilia, vintage clothing, and Ella Smith dolls. Open Wednesday and Saturday or by appointment. Address: 809 Main St. Roanoke, AL 36274 Phone: 334-863-5534 or 334-338-5021 Fax: 334-863-5536

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Roanoke Doll Factory

Ella Gannt Smith, artist, inventor, manufactured in this building the famous Roanoke Dolls. The dolls, completely handmade, featured a head molded of plaster of Paris enclosed in a tight cotton fabric cut and stuffed to resemble body, hands and legs. Facial features of each doll were hand-painted, no two being alike. At her death, April […]

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Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park is heavily wooded, predominately in hardwoods, and has three significant sections. After passing along the entrance road (lined in mid-sized hardwoods – may produce a few songbirds, particularly in migration), continuing straight will lead to parking lots and a ball field. The most productive birding here would likely be the woods beyond the […]

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Flat Rock Park

Day-use park. Swimming, picnicking, fishing and a short nature trail await. The unique location sits on 25 acres of granite with excellent access to beautiful Lake Wedowee. Address: 7115 CR 870 Wedowee, AL 36278 Phone: 256-396-2338 Fax: 256-396-5446 Hours of Operation: May-Sept. 9 am-8 pm Admission Fee: Free ACTIVITIES: FAMILY ACTIVITIES, FISHING, HIKING, SWIMMING, TRAILS

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