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True Adventure Sports

13102 Alabama Hwy 176 Fort Payne, Alabama 35967
Phone: 256-997-9577
E-mail: info@trueadventuresports.com

Adventures, Classes, Guided Trips, Gear, and Lodging for individuals or groups. Offers Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Cave Tours, Treasure Hunts, High Adventure Trips, Zip Lines, Sky Swings, Hiking, Extreme Races, and Kayaking.

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Little River Canyon National Preserve

Phone: 256-845-9605

Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians.

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Little River Canyon Center

4322 Little River Trail NE Fort Payne AL 35967
Phone: (256) 845-3548

Open to the public since 2009, the Little River Canyon Center is a Jacksonville State University building located in Northeast Alabama that adjoins the Little River Canyon National Preserve in the city of Fort Payne. With a portion leased to the National Park Service and the staff of the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the facility features a Grand Hall, HD movie theater, gift shop, natural history library, exhibits, classrooms, back deck, outdoor amphitheater and trails for both education and adventure. It is available to rent for meetings, social gatherings, corporate retreats and other special events.

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DeSoto State Park

7104 DeSoto Parkway NE Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 845-0051
E-mail: DeSoto.Statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

Continuing in the rustic tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), mountainous Desoto State Park is nestled atop beautiful Lookout Mountain in scenic Northeast Alabama and accented by many rushing waterfalls and fragrant wildflowers that will simply take your breath away. Developed in the late 1930s, the hard-working and dedicated men of the CCC made many natural enhancements to the park that have withstood the test of time and will last for future generations. Come commune with Mother Nature as DeSoto State Park offers a family-friendly atmosphere that holds wonders for people of all ages

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DeSoto Falls

7104 DeSoto Parkway NE Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 845-0051
E-mail: DeSoto.Statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

DeSoto Falls is one of the tallest and most visited waterfalls in Alabama; Named for Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto, the 107 foot waterfall is part of DeSoto State Park on Lookout Mountain. Located just off the Lookout Mountain Parkway, the waterfall is reached via a paved pathway that leads a few hundred yards from the parking lot down to the railed overlook. The historic A. A. Miller Dam & the upper falls can be seen by visitors of all abilities, but the lower or main waterfall requires a walk down concrete stairs to the overlook.

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Bucks Pocket State Park

393 County Road 174 Grove Oak, AL 35975

This 2,000-acre park in northeast Alabama is secluded in a natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountains chain. The park's picnic area offers a canyon rim natural vista into the pocket below. The pocket itself, on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville, hosts an improved campground, complete with tables, grills, shelters, laundry, comfort station, playground and hiking trails. Buck’s Pocket features 20 miles of hiking trails varying in length from ¼ mile to 6 miles.  Fishing is also available at nearby Morgan’s Cove on Lake Guntersville.  In addition, eagle watching is a favorite pastime in this area and if you look carefully you can catch a glimpse of the majestic bald eagles. Located in three counties (DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall), the Cherokee Indians once lived on what now is park land before the Trail of Tears. The area was also used for growing coffee and olives by the French during the 1700s and later for logging in the 1940s.  As local legend goes, Buck's Pocket also served as a retreat for defeated public officials after unsuccessful elections.

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DeKalb County Public Fishing Lake

720 Co. Rd. 194, Sylvania, AL 35988
Phone: (256) 657-1300

Dekalb County Lake is located on Sand Mountain 1 mile north of Sylvania, Alabama. From Rainsville take Alabama Hwy 75 north for 6 miles, then left on County Road 27 for 3/4 mile, then right on County Road 194 to DeKalb County Lake.

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Ruby Falls

1720 South Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN
Phone: 423-821-2544

Ruby Falls holds the distinction of being America's deepest commercial cave and most-visited underground waterfall. Annual visitation exceeds 400,000. Transformation of our 80-year-old natural attraction, listed in the National Register for Historic Places, into a more sustainable and environmentally friendly business operation was a challenge we knew we needed to undertake.

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Weiss Lake

Weiss Lake is a lake in northeastern Alabama that is owned and operated by the Alabama Power Company. The lake consists of 30,200 acres, all coming from the Coosa River, Chattooga River, and Little River, offering over 447 miles of shoreline and shallow flats, large coves, under-water drop offs and deep channels. Lake Weiss also has privately owned hotels, marinas, campground and bait and tackle stores.

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Rock City

1400 Patten Road Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Phone: (706) 820-2531

Rock City will amaze you...it's in our nature! Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking "See 7 States" panoramic views. Take an unforgettable journey along the Enchanted Trail where each step reveals natural beauty and wonders along the woodland path. Experience the magic of Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village, visit one of our regional gift shops and dine at the Big Rock Grill. Rock City is splendid year-round - "Each season there's a new reason to visit!"

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Shady Grove Dude Ranch

721 County Road 614 Mentone, AL 35984
Phone: (256) 634-4344

The Ranch sits high atop Lookout Mountain near Mentone, Alabama.  If you’re perched on the boondocks, a giant rock formation that spreads at length across the mountain, you are at a vantage point that shows Little River and the Ski area.  The Ranch includes 800 acres of beautiful wooded wilderness, and it is laced with miles of picturesque trails that are used by part-time cowboys and nature enthusiasts for hiking or trail rides. Desoto and his men moved through these same forests in the mid-1540s.  They were the first Europeans to see the wonders of these mountains.  Before and after Desoto, it was home for the Cherokee and Creek Indians.

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Saddle Rock Golf Course

721 County Road 614 Mentone, AL 35984
Phone: 256-634-4344

Saddle Rock Golf Course is a part of the eight hundred acre Cloudmont Resort complex.  The course is open seven days a week.  Play is on nine holes from 18 tees and the first tee is unique, lofted above a fairway on a 30-foot rock. Our par 63 executive course offers a challenge for the amateur or professional with water hazards and sand traps.  Carts and clubs are available.

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Holly Springs Stables

1844 County Road 630, Mentone, Al 35984
Phone: (256) 634-4132

Enjoy the tranquility of nature on guided trail rides for all skill levels. Private woodlands trails provide a great place to view the beauty of our area from the back of a horse. We offer hourly trail rides for riders 8 years and up. Riding lessons for young riders are available in the barn and for all ages in the ring. English and Western tack available.

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Orbix Hot Glass

3869 County Road 275, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 523-3188
E-mail: info@orbixhotglass.com

Let us start by saying that we are in the middle of nowhere, or as we like to put it, “Just the middle of somewhere else.” So, be prepared for a relaxing drive in the country, atop unique Lookout Mountain. When your arrival is near, the cell phone will waiver at one bar and you may want to turn back, but don’t…you have almost arrived. As you get out of your car, you will wonder to yourself, “Why in the world is Orbix all the way out here?” By the time you leave, we hope you understand.

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Alabama Fan Club & Museum

101 Glenn Blvd SW, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 845-1646
E-mail: alabamafanclub@yahoo.com

We welcome you to come into the Fan Club Museum and gift shop, there is no charge to browse and we enjoy meeting our fans! The merchandise we offer changes with each time of the season and with each album release. Some of the merchandise includes: pencils, pens, photos, hatpins, T-shirts, caps, jackets and the list goes on.

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Fort Payne Depot Museum

105 5th St Ne, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 845-5714
E-mail: depotmuseum@bellsouth.net

The Fort Payne Depot Museum was erected in 1891. It is housed in a unique Richardsonian Romanesque building of locally quarried pink and white sandstone. It served as a depot for the Alabama-Great Southern Railroad for approximately 85 years. Thousands of people passed through the doors during its life as a passenger station. A group of preservation-minded citizens succeeded in acquiring the building from Norfolk-Southern Railway in 1985, when the railroad announced plans to close and dismantle the Fort Payne Depot. Funds were raised locally for stabilization and restoration of the building. It opened as a museum in 1986.

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Collinsville Trade Day

Highway 11, Collinsville, AL 35961

Collinsville Flea Market is a treasure hunters gold mine. Open-air dealing and a step back in time makes Collinsville Flea Market one of the greatest real-life shopping experiences left. Find out what Southern rural life is and was all about at the Collinsville Trade Day every Saturday in Alabama, from 4:30 a.m. until dealers go home, usually starting around noon. Started in 1972, Collinsville Flea Market has over 800 booths and can find over 30,000 shoppers on a good weather day.

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Mentone Wedding Chapel

Atop Lookout Mountain near Mentone, Alabama P.O. Box 267, Mentone, AL 35984
Phone: 256-634-4181
E-mail: linda@mentoneweddingchapel.com

Many couples who choose the Mentone Wedding Chapel for their wedding do so because we offer personal, caring service before, during and after the ceremony. The convenience we offer in arranging for services such as photography, videography, receptions, flowers, limousine arrival, and the honeymoon is another reason couples prefer the Mentone Wedding Chapel. We also welcome second marriages and the renewal of vows. Under Alabama law, there is no waiting period for a marriage. Licenses may be obtained at any courthouse within the state and are valid for 30 days from the date of issue. The cost is $45.00. Courthouses are generally open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. central time.

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Tigers for Tomorrow

708 County Road 345, Attalla, AL 35954
Phone: (256) 524-4150
E-mail: untamedmountain@gmail.com

Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain is a non-profit 501-c-3 Wild Animal Preserve, home to over 160 animals including  tigers, mountain lions, African lions, bears, wolves and black leopards. As a last stop preserve, the animals that come to live with us remain here for the rest of their lives. Located on 140 acres in Dekalb County, Alabama, Untamed Mountain, home of Tigers for Tomorrow, is open to the public as a premier exotic animal park and preserve, and family recreational destination, providing environmental educational programming to the community and tourists of North Alabama. Our Mission is to uphold the highest standards of care and respect for native and exotic animals in need of a secure and permanent home. As a wild animal preserve and rescue we are open to the community as an environmental education learning center and outdoor recreational destination for the entire family. Our goal is to bridge the gap between humans and animals through education, preservation and conservation.  Our residents help us to achieve this goal by acting as ambassadors of their species, helping us to educate students of all ages that we really are not all that much different, and if we cannot care for and save the animals of our planet how will we save the human race?

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Henagar Driv-In Theater

168 Gourge Rd, Henagar, AL 35978
Phone: (256) 657-1340

We are happy to announce that we now are using digital projection this allowing us to remain open for years to come! North Alabama’s "original" serving entertainment & great food since 2001 We are "open" double features each night! Open Friday thru Sunday

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Miracle Pottery & Art Gallery

7871 Al Highway 117, Valley Head, AL 35989
Phone: (256) 635-6863

Come by an see hand thrown stoneware pottery being made on premises daily.  We specialize in unique colors and designs that are both functional and decorative. Each piece is food safe, dishwasher friendly, microwave and oven proof. The gallery includes a large selection of pottery from whimsical face jugs to custom made dinnerware as well as original oil paintings and art prints. Save by buying direct from the potter.

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Down on the Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

2257 Heaton Road, Rainsville, AL 35986
Phone: (256) 899-6227

Make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.   Our farm has something for all ages.  You'll experience hours of enjoyment including a relaxing tractor pulled hayride to the 30 acre pumpkin patch.  Get lost in our 6 acre corn maze.  Enjoy petting and feeding our animals.  Pack a picnic lunch or order from our snack bar. 

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Big Mill Antique Mall & Vintage 1889 Restaurant

151 8th Street NE, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967
Phone: (256) 845-3380
E-mail: LynnBrewer@BigMillCo.com

Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage and Shabby Chic can all be found here.  The building itself is a treasure, being 125 years old this year and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Cute New Orleans Style Courtyard where you can just sit and relax, or eat.  Restaurant insure is called Vintage 1889.  Good food, reasonable prices.  You may also grab a beer or wine to carry through and enjoy while you shop!  VERY UNIQUE!  Great atmosphere and family friendly.

Located in the Big Mill formally the Davis Hosiery Mill. Vintage 1889 features one of North East Alabama's oldest dining experiences!

Vintage 1889 opened in September 2013 in the historic Big Mill owned by Dr. Steve and Lynn Brewer. Since then, Vintage 1889 has been serving quality dishes and has become home to one of the areas largest beer selections. Vintage 1889's decor is both equally unique as it is Vintage. The Big Mills 125 year history and old brick charm provide the perfect atmosphere for great food, drinks, and shopping. Vintage 1889 also gives restaurant guests the option to dine in the open air Courtyard beneath the old water tower, in addition to special event dining in our large venue known as the "Boarding Room".

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Cotton Gin Antiques

13122 Al Highway 176, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 845-9993

The Strand Antiques & Grill

215 Gault N Ave, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 997-0945

Akins Furniture Store

3450 County Road 81, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: (256) 845-2057

E.F. Akins and his son W.A. Akins came to "Dogtown" in the early 1920's. They purchased land and the building which still stands today, and they opened a general merchandise store. After World War II, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Akins began selling used furniture from the living room of their house next door. Eventually a furniture room was added to the general merchandise store. Since then, there have been many additions to the store, and it now consists of over 150,000 square feet. The Akins family now spans four generations and over eighty years of furniture experience in the "Dogtown" community.

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James & Company

600 County Road 209, Collinsville, AL 35961
Phone: (256) 997-0703

At James & Company, we don't have to GO green, we've always been green! We take great pride in the recycling and reuse of these virgin cut woods from our great-grandfathers time. Some of the wood we sell dates back to the mid 1700's and was 400+ years old when it was felled. There is no comparison between these woods and the new cut fast growths wood of today. Unmatched beauty and patina are only a couple of the attributes that go with reclaimed antique wood. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality recycled woods available. Specialists in antique wood, reclaimed wood, wood flooring, Heart Pine and Douglas Fir. From the ceiling with reclaimed rough sawn timbers or the antique hand hewn timber to the walls with some cypress or antique oak paneling to the floors with antique heart pine flooring or some wormy chestnut, we've got you covered - and will leave you proud of your decision and your visitors envious of the unique beauty!

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White Elephant Antiques Gallery

6152 Al Highway 117, Mentone, AL 35984
Phone: (256) 634-4529

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