Visiting Wheeler Lake, Alabama | Tourism
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Attractions Near The Lake
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
Carnegie Visual Arts Center
Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama ~ CO RD. 1281, Falkville, AL; (256) 734-7373. An organization devoted to preserving Cherokee Native culture with Pow-Wows, feasts, and cultural events. Consisting of fifty-acres with walking trails, marked trees, wildflowers, outdoor classroom, and a typical Cherokee log cabin. Free. Hours of operation: M- F 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Florence Main Street Program ~ Pine St., Downtown Florence; (256) 760-9648. Involved in many, year-round activities promoting the history and lifestyle of downtown Florence. Two self-guided walking tours are available: The North Court & College Tour, running from the main business area through the campus of the University of North Alabama; and The Historic Downtown Tour, spotlighting the National Register Historic District comprised totally of commercial properties.
Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House
Hartselle Antique Dealers Association ~ Main St., Hartselle; (256) 773-0933. More than 30 shops within walking distance of each other in historic Hartselle. Antiques, arts and crafts, and gifts. Open: M-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts ~ 217 E Tuscaloosa Street, Florence; (256) 760-6379. A complex of historic buildings serving as a center for cultural activities. Galleries provide annual and rotating exhibits, a juried fine arts and crafts competition, workshops for adults and children, and a meeting place for cultural groups. Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
Limestone Flea Market ~ 30030 Hwy. 72 W., Madison; (256) 233-5183 Featuring 100,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, glassware, jewelry and more. Open: Sa & Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pond Spring - Home of General Joe Wheeler
Town of Mooresville

Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives
Clay House Museum
Cook's Natural Science Museum ~ 412 13th St., Off Hwy. 31, Decatur; (256) 350-9347. Extensive displays of mounted wildlife, birds, rocks, minerals, and sea shells. Rated as one of the best of its kind in the Deep South. Hours: M-Sa 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Su 2-5 p.m. Free admissions.
Houston Memorial Library & Museum ~ 101 North Houston St., Athens; (256) 233-8770. Home of two-time Alabama governor and U.S. Senator George S. Houston. Public library and museum with 35,000 rare and new books, period items, furniture and memorabilia. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Hours: Mo-Fr 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.-noon. Closed on major holidays. Free.
Indian Mound & Museum ~ 1028 S Court Street, Florence; (256) 760-6427. The Tennessee Valley's largest domiciliary mound. Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts and shows the history of the Native Americans who once lived here. Hours: Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission.
Pope's Tavern Museum ~ 203 Hermitage Drive, Florence; (256) 760-6439. 19th century structure once used as a stagecoach stop and inn, and as a military hospital during the Civil War. Features beautiful antiques and historical items unique to the city. Hours: Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission.
W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library ~ 620 W College Street, Florence; (256) 760-6434. Contains the most complete collection in the world of the personal papers and artifacts of the “Father of the Blues.” The hand hewn logs in the cabin are original. Hours: Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission.

Cathedral Caverns State Park ~ Off Hwy. 72, Grant; (256) 728-8193. Cathedral Caverns features the world’s largest stalagmite, the world’s largest stalagmite forest and the world’s largest frozen waterfall. Evidence of human habitation in these limestone rock caves can be traced back 8,000 years. Hours: January 2- March 14 and December 1-24 tours held on Saturday & Sunday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Monday- Friday groups of 10 or more by appointment only. March 15 - August 31 tours daily at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. September 1 – November 30 and December 26-31, tours held at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. (Tour hours subject to change.) Admission.
Joe Wheeler State Park
Point Mallard Park

Public Libraries
Athens-Limestone Public Library

Birding Trails
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association

Wildlife Areas
Mallard-Fox Creek Wildlife Management Area ~ Located in Lawrence and Morgan Counties near Decatur. 1,483 acres; waterfowl and small game. Related Link:  Alabama Conservation Division
Swan Creek Waterfowl Management Area ~ Located in Limestone County near Decatur. 8,870 acres; waterfowl and small game. Related Link:  Alabama Conservation Division
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