Regardless of what your vacation checklist consists of, we have invigorating outdoors, amazing cultural sights, mouth-watering food and Southern hospitality all wrapped into one amazing destination. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing overnight getaway or for a one of a kind adventure, Calhoun County is the natural attraction.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
April Shower bring May Flowers. Yes, it rains in spring, but we have inclement weather plans.
This church was built by John Ward Noble in 1888 for the working men of West Anniston. A drive through the grounds of one of the finest late nineteenth century churches in Alabama shows the Romanesque style of architecture designed by William Hulsey Wood, the architect of St. John the Divine in New York City. Features include hand-carved stonework by Simon Jewell, an imposing 95-foot bell tower housing twelve bells, a series of memorial windows, hand-carved interior trusses by Bavarian woodcarvers, and an Italian marble altar. The Parish Hall contains a set of lithographs showing the history of Christianity, said to be the only set of its kind in existence.
The Anniston Museum of Natural History exhibits more that 2,000 natural history items on permanent display. There are exciting, diorama-style exhibits of pre-history with a life-sized Albertosaurus dinosaur model to the extremes of the African savannah, where a preserved African elephant rests under one of the world’s largest constructed baobab trees. One of the most fascinating exhibits is two Egyptian mummies from the Ptolemaic period. The Berman Museum of World History exhibits more than 3,000 historical objects, works of art, and weapons spanning 3,500 years.
After a round of golf or a long drive, we can all use a massage, and several local businesses will be happy to help you relax.
Sample a Wine Tasting
From weekends at White Oak Vineyards to Tyson's Fine Wines and Things on Thursdays, local businesses offer samplings of local made wines weekly. Tyson's also features 99+ bottles of beer on the wall to create a local variety pack for you to take home.
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-7:00 P.M., these centers are world-class air rifle and air pistol training and competition facilities that feature state-of-the-art electronic targets at each of the 80 firing points the locations house. All shots are instantly displayed on monitors beside each shooter and on display screens visible to spectators in the center area of the range. The facilities also feature common areas with classrooms, offices, restrooms and a foyer. The competition centers host an array of air rifle and air pistol events throughout the year.