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Mentone, Alabama


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Mentone Wedding Chapel
A lovely mountain setting for that very special event in your life.
DeSoto Falls (pictured above)
Alabama in all her beauty is viewed along a 12-mile road which edges Little River Canyon. The falls plunge 104 feet from below DeSoto Lake. The canyon, deepest gorges east of the Mississippi River, run 16 miles within DeSoto State Park. The river flowing though it forms and flows on top of a mountain before entering Weiss Lake. Dense woodlands, seasonal wildflowers, the largest crop in the world outside of China, and spectacular views.
P.O. Box 210, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967 (256) 845-5380, (800) 568-8840
DeSoto Caverns Park
See spectacular laser light and sound show with leaping waters inside the Great Onyx Cathedral...larger than a football field and higher than a 12-story building.
5181 DeSoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, Alabama 35044 (256) 378-7252 or (800) 933-2283 ext. 102
Little River Canyon National Preserve
A newly created National Preserve, Little River Canyon is 20 miles long and plunges 700 feet down to the deepest point. It is one of the few rivers that flows almost its entire length on top of a mountain. It has been designated an "Outstanding Resource Waters, because of it water quality. Open all year for hiking and riding the river. The Canyon Mouth Recreational Area, at the southern end of the canyon is a day-use site.
(256) 997-9239 or (256) 927-8455
Depot Museum
The 1891 Fort Payne Train Depot is an excellent example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture with its turrets, arched windows, and heavy stone facade. Artifacts from several Indian tribes, 1800 - 1900 farm equipment, photographs, artwork, local historical items, and railroad memorabilia make up many of the displays.
Fifth Street (P.O. Box 1420), Fort Payne, Alabama 35967 (256) 845-5714 or (256) 845-1503
The Crow's Nest Antiques
Tucked away in the beautiful mountain top town of historic Mentone, The Crow's Nest is one of many unique speciality shops available for those seeking interesting one-of-a-kind items.
6081 Alabama Hwy 117, Mentone, Alabama 35985 (256) 634-4548
Sequoyah Caverns
Named for Sequoyah, the Indian who developed the Cherokee alphabet in the "Will's Town" settlement near Fort Payne. Dramatically lit "looking glass lakes," Rainbow Falls, and towering stalagmites in the caverns give the appearance of an underground palace.
P.O. Box 302, Valley Head, Alabama 35989 (256) 635-0024
Alabama Fan Club and Museum
Fort Payne is home to the state's pride, the home-grown group ALABAMA. The museum and Fan Club headquarters are a monument to the group's achievements. Visitors may view a short film about the band, and during June Jam Week, go on a driving tour past homes and farms of members of the group.
101 Glen Blvd. (P.O. Box 529), Fort Payne, Alabama 35967 (256) 845-1646, Fax: (256) 845-5650
Weiss Lake
The "crappie capital of the world." Anglers consistently reel in 2-pound-plus crappie. The lake offers 447 miles of shoreline, shallow flats, underwater dropoffs, deep channels, and large coves. Bream, shad and crawfish are abundant in the lake's stump flats, sloping points, weed beds, and strong feeder creeks. Open all year.
U.S. Hwy 411 in Cherokee County.
Rock Town
A part of Crawford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Area.

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