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1605 HIghway 5
Marion, AL 36756
Phone: (334) 683-8600
Fax: (334) 683-8777
The Moundville Archaeological Park, located on Highway 69 about 14 miles south of Tuscaloosa, is one of the most significant prehistoric sites in the United States and one of the most popular destinations in Alabama. The park consists of 26 earthen mounds, the Jones Archaeological Museum and a campground. It is believed that between 800 CE and 1400 CE, Moundville was home to as many as 5,000 indigenous people, making it perhaps the largest city in North America. The collections housed at the museum are among the most important of their kind in the country. Native Americans and children under five years are admitted free. Guided tours are available.
A small state park located near Gallion, Alabama, the Chickasaw State Park makes for a good getaway. This roadside park is for the entire family, with several camping amenities, wooded picnic areas with barbecue grilling pavilions and a wading pool for your little ones. It's like a home away from away from home, guaranteeing that one will go back with some fond memories.
The Roland Cooper State Park is a state park located in Alabama, near Camden. One of the main attractions at the park is its nine hole golf course that was built in 1972. Recreation at the park includes a number of cabin and cottage stays, campgrounds, picnic areas, wildlife watching, fishing and boating facilities.
Coleman Coliseum is the sporting arena of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. This stadium can seat more than 15,000 spectators. Coleman Coliseum is also home of the Alabama Crimson Tide basketball and gymnastics team. But its fame is not restricted to sports, music legends Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan have performed here!
Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Head to the Tannehill Stables where you'll be up on a horse in 30 minutes. Located in Tannehill Historical State Park, the stables offer over 200 acres (80 hectares) of horseback riding trails, tangled in shaded and small creeks. All rides are accompanied by an experienced trail guide, but trails are marked, and the horses are friendly. Come ready to ride in long jeans and comfortable shoes. In cool weather, a jacket or heavy sweatshirt is recommended. Western horseback riding lessons are available. For the true cowboy experience, try your hand at roping. Great experience for families or large groups.