Huntsville, Way Northern Alabama!

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Huntsville, Way Northern Alabama!

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Library Dragon on October 24, 2000

The local tourist board boasts that within 100 miles of Huntsville there are 100 major attractions. It's true. There's anything that the heart could desire for activities. More than that it's a world of friendly people. Not the small town how-do-you-do friendliness, but the type that comes when 90% of the population has moved from somewhere else. We are people with stories to tell, but also willing to listen to your story as well.${QuickSuggestions} Some not to be missed attractions:
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Huntsville Botanical Gardens (Don't miss the Christmas lights)
Early Works Children Museum
Alabama Constitution Village (Did you know that Huntsville used to be the Captial of Alabama)
Historic Huntsville Depot
Huntsville Museum of Art (The Mystical Arts of Tibet - March 4 - May 6, 2001)
Burret on the Mountain
Monte Sano State Park
${BestWay} A car is your best bet. A 14-mile Tourist Loop bus route links the tourist attractions in Downtown Huntsville with hotels on University Drive, Madison Square Mall and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Hotel guests contact their front desks for pickup arrangements.

Jazz Factory

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Library Dragon on October 24, 2000

Our favorite dinning experience is the montly wine dinner (third Sunday). Chef Gevarra, originally from Alexandria, Egypt, is a genius in matching textures and flavors. Only the best quality of food is used. Sunday brunch is a fine family meal. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Good wine menu.
Jazz Factory
109 North Side Square
Huntsville, Alabama, 35801
(256) 539-1919

Home of Helen Keller

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Library Dragon on October 24, 2000

Approximately 50 miles to the west is home of America's 'First Lady of Courage.' Visit the home of Helen Keller, including the cottage where Annie Sullivan and Helen had many of their battles of will. Each summer an outdoor production of The Miracle Worker is presented.
Ivy Green: Birthplace of Helen Keller
300 North Commons Street West
Tuscumbia, Alabama, 35674
(256) 383-4066

Ave Maria Grotto

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Library Dragon on October 24, 2000

Benedictine Monk Joseph Zoettel spent 50 years crafting cement, stones and junk into a miniature city of the world's most important religious structures. Born in 1878 in Bavaria, he was maimed in an accident that gave him a hunchback, but luckily didn't hurt his ability to bend over and build tiny things. Brother Joe died in 1961, and all 125 of his buildings still stand, protectively nestled on the campus of St. Bernard Abbey. It is ironic that the man who tended the boiler room has become one of the primary reasons why people stop at the Abbey.
Ave Maria Grotto
1600 Saint Bernard Avenue SE
Cullman, Alabama, 35055
(256) 734-4100

Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Library Dragon on October 24, 2000

The first weekend of October Athens hosts the Fiddler's Convention. This event serves as the flagship of Southern fiddlers conventions. Historic surroundings are arrayed with crafts, paintings, and buckdancers. It is held at Athens State University, one of the oldest colleges in the state.
Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Athens State University
Huntsville, Alabama, 35611
(256) 233-8285

Trail of Tears Commemoration

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Library Dragon on October 24, 2000

'On September 15, 2001, Concerned Motorcyclists from cross the country will ride from Ross' Landing in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Waterloo, Alabama in an effort to raise public awareness of the event in American history known to Native Americans as the 'Trail of Tears.' The ride is free. You do not need to be of Native American descent to participate and all bikes are welcome. Pick up anywhere along the way or at one of the scheduled stops. We only ask that you join with us in the Trail of Tears Commemoration 2001.' The citizens of North Alabama line the highways to remember this sad event in American history.
Trail of Tears Commemoration

Huntsville, Alabama
(800) 252-2262

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