A Quick Alabama Day Trip

I live in Northeast Alabama. We’re about thirty minutes from the Georgia line. So usually when we go on day trips we head to Georgia. But yesterday our family went on an Alabama day trip. We went to parts of Alabama I’ve never been before and it was a lot of fun exploring our own state.

Rattlesnake Saloon

The first place we stopped at was Rattlesnake Saloon in Tuscumbia, Alabama. It took us about three hours to get there, but it was totally worth the drive. This place is really cool. It’s literally a restaurant inside a cave. The food was ok. It could have been better, but the real draw is the atmosphere.

When we got there, we had to wait for the “saloon taxi” to come and pick us up. It was a quick ride down to the cave. It’s summer in Alabama so it was hot in the parking lot. That’s no surprise. But the cool cave was a nice break from the scorching heat. It’s definitely worth the visit.

Coon Dog Cemetary

The next place we visited was Coon Dog Cemetery in the Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area. It’s the only coon dog cemetery to exist. It started in 1937 when Key Underwood buried his coon dog, Troop, at a popular raccoon hunting camp. And that’s how the cemetery came to be. Now there are around 185 dogs buried there. It’s literally only for coon dogs. No other breed of dog can be buried there. It’s in a beautiful place, and visitors come from everywhere to see it. Yesterday, when we signed the guest book there were names from New York, Arizona, and even Alaska. It was an interesting place to visit. But maybe don’t read Pet Sematary before you go.

So that was our quick Alabama day trip. Are there any cool placed to visit in your state?


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