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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Amusement Park
“DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park is one of the most beautiful and historic show caves in the US. Located just 36 miles southeast of Birmingham down Hwy 280, you will learn about the prehistoric Indians that lived and died in the caverns, Confederate soldiers that mined gunpowder, early Indian traders that visited, and moonshine making during prohibition times. Open year-round with a cave temperature of 60 degrees, the park offers campgrounds, a gift shop with a cafe, a scenic picnic area, and pavilions near waterfalls, streams, and ponds. A laser light, sound, and water show is included in every cavern tour. We also offer 25 outside attractions that include a butterfly house, maze, gem panning, crystal find, wacky water golf, and paddle boats. Stop by today!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Kymulga Grist Mill and Covered Bridge are both over 150 years old, and in a quiet country setting. The mill is still functional, and mill products are available for purchase. Open 10-5, Wed. thru Sun.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Petting zoo, seasonal events, hiking trails, grist mill-ground food items on sale in store, canoeing.”
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They are right on the lake and you can sit on the back porch to eat under the willow tree.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The old grist mill is closed down but you can see the building, the covered bridge and park for just $3 and get a wonderful guide to tell you all about it.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Wonderful gifts and terrific selection of infant's and children's clothing. Candles, quality toys and children's books, jewelry, accessories, specialty holiday ware and gifts, beautiful just to walk around and see the eye candy! Geri will monogram any clothing item in a very timely manner. ”
  • 1 local recommends
BBQ Restaurant
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Antique Shop
“Great and unusual gifts, accessories, and antiques! Bev is an awesome help in selecting just that perfect gift or accessory! Local items and lots of discounted Vera Bradley products.”
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
BBQ Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends