A lovely mountain
setting for that very special event in your life.
| DeSoto Falls
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,
|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
5181 DeSoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, Alabama 35044 (256)
378-7252 or (800) 933-2283 ext. 102
|Little River Canyon
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
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
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)
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
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
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
U.S. Hwy 411 in Cherokee County.
A part of
Crawford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Area.
Toll Free: (888) 805-4740
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