Point Mallard Lazy River
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North Alabama is full of adventure! If you love food, we've got it. If you love festivals, we've got them. If you love the outdoors, we've got plenty of places to explore. Whatever you love, we're sure to have something for you. Check out our blog posts, and you'll see what we mean.

Posts from July 2017

The latest episode of Carley's Adventures is at Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro! Unclaimed Baggage is like a treasure hunt; you never know what you'll find.

Unclaimed Baggage Center has been in business for 47 years and all started when Doyle Owens went to Washington D.C. in a borrowed truck and a $300 loan. He originally sold the items at an old rented house, and it was a huge success. The

The latest episode of Carley's Adventures is at Dismals Canyon in Phil Campbell. To say it's an amazing place is an understatement! It is an other-worldly place full of natural beauty and is a National Landmark.
You can take a guided hike or hike the Canyon on your own. Guided hikes are great because the guides are very knowledgeable and passionate about the Canyon. They tell you all about the

The fifth episode of Carley's Adventures is with Fort Hampton Outfitters at Point Mallard Park. Did you know that you can rent paddleboards and kayaks at Point Mallard Waterpark? Paddleboarding is $15/half hour and $25/hour, and kayaking is $10/half hour and $15/hour for a single kayak and $15/half hour and $25/hour for a tandem kayak. It's a ton of fun!

You can also rent paddleboards and kayaks

The fourth episode of Carley's Adventures is at The Rattlesnake Saloon and the Coon Dog Cemetery, which are both located just outside Tuscumbia. Both are quite unique places!

The Rattlesnake Saloon is a restaurant under a huge bluff, and you have to ride in the back of a truck to get down to the restaurant. The Saloon opened in 2009 and has been featured in magazines, tv shows, and even music

The third episode of Carley's Adventures is at Ivy Green - Helen Keller's Birthplace in Tuscumbia. Helen Keller is known as America's First Lady of Courage and at Ivy Green you'll learn why.

The tour guides at Ivy Green start with a history of Helen's family and tell the story of how she became deaf and blind and how she came to know her teacher Anne Sullivan. After the tour guide's explanation,