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 videos. It always ends up on a must-visit list for Alabama, especially for quirky places. The food is good, but you must try the Rustler Burger, which is featured on Alabama's 100 Dishes to Try list. At night the Saloon features live music.
The Rattlesnake Saloon got its name during the construction when workers found a rattlesnake den with a momma and 12 babies.
You can also spend the night in a corn silo at Seven Springs Lodge, which is up on the hill from The Rattlesnake Saloon. For more information, go to www.rattlesnakesaloon.net.
The Coon Dog Cemetery, established in 1937, is the final resting place for more than 185 coon dogs and is the only one of its kind. Key Underwood buried his dog Troop at the popular hunting camp, and many more hunters have done so in the years following. The rules are strict about having a dog buried at the Cemetery: the dog must be verified to be a coon dog by the owner, a witness, and a member of the Key Underwood Memorial Graveyard, Inc.
A celebration is held every Labor Day to honor the beloved coon dogs buried in the cemetery.
It's a peaceful place to visit. For more information about the Coon Dog Cemetery, go to www.coondogcemetery.com.
The Rattlesnake Saloon and Coon Dog Cemetery are must-sees in North Alabama! Make sure you watch the fourth episode of Carley's Adventures on Facebook: www.facebook.com/visitnorthal.