Here's some places that are budget friendly and fun for the whole family.
The Anniston Museum of Natural History
Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness and the mysteries of 2,300 year-old Egyptian Mummies in the Anniston Museum of Natural History. More than 2,000 natural history items are on permanent display, and children can get “hands-on” with nature in the discovery room.
800 Museum Drive
Anniston, AL 36202
Cherokee Rock Village
County Road 70
Leesburg, AL 35983
Phone: (256) 927-2757
Located just one mile from Jacksonville, Al. town square, the Choccoloco Mountain Off-Road Vehicle Park welcomes every type of off-road vehicle including: ATV’s, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, four wheel drives, rail buggies and rock crawlers. 450 acres of forest covered mountains with a vast trail system with moderate to extreme trails for the more advanced vehicles!
Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail
Located on Coldwater Mountain in Anniston, these mountain biking trails offers everything a 1.5 mile Beginner Loop, which riders of any level can ride, and a 10 mile Blue Loop for Intermediate riders. Perfect for those looking for a leisure ride or a bit of a challenge!
DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park
Retrace Hernando DeSoto’s expedition through the south over 450 years ago. Explore DeSoto Caverns, the Lost Maze and pan for the real gemstones DeSoto never found. The park also features over 25 wacky attractions, picnic area, camping, hiking and playground facilities."
Take the opportunity to commune with nature. Hiking and biking trails, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground and picnic area are just a small part of what awaits you in this park, which was once voted as one of American’s top 10 parks!
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Alabama’s ‘Premier Tube Trip’ with many tubes in stock, offers a floating fun trip down Choccolocco Creek, with a variety of rapids and a steady current to enjoy.
Oxford, AL 36203
Phone: (256) 591-0437
Showcases racing vehicles that have set world speed records, as well as antique automobiles and the Richard Petty Race Car simulator. Adjacent to the Talladega Superspeedway.
Talladega, AL 35161
The Civil War era furnace was burned by Union soldiers destroying the shacks and damaging a portion of the brick chimneys that capped the stone structure. However, the stone furnace remains standing today.
Ohatchee, AL 36271
More than 6,000 acres of the former military base is designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a National Wildlife Refuge to protect a unique and endangered ecosystem described as the mountain longleaf pine forest.
Anniston, AL 36205
Stretch your legs on this paved and gravel track around the lake or spread out a picnic for the whole family, while the kids play on the adventure park playground. This area also houses tennis courts, a swimming pool, baseball complex, indoor basketball courts, a newly renovated and expanded civic center space and more. It is also home to one of Alabama’s oldest remaining covered bridges, moved from Coldwater Creek to Oxford Lake and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Oxford, AL 36203
Alabama’s premiere long-distance recreation trail, spanning 110 miles and traversing the ridges and crests of the Talladega Mountains. It starts in the southern end of the Talladega National Forest and extends through Calhoun County to the Georgia Line.
Canoe down the beautiful Terrapin Creek, located in Piedmont, Alabama, and take in the scenery of Alabama like you’ve never seen it!