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Guidebook for Cap’s Caboose

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Guidebook for Cap’s Caboose

Sightseeing
Cheaha Mountain is the highest point in Alabama. It's a beautiful 30 minute drive from the caboose. Take a stroll down the boardwalk to Bald Rock and take in the magnificent view. Also there are great views from the restaurant and the food there is good too! A lot of our guest enjoy hiking in the park also.
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Cheaha State Park
19644 AL-281
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Cheaha Mountain is the highest point in Alabama. It's a beautiful 30 minute drive from the caboose. Take a stroll down the boardwalk to Bald Rock and take in the magnificent view. Also there are great views from the restaurant and the food there is good too! A lot of our guest enjoy hiking in the park also.
Be sure to check out the Alabama Gold Camp located in our county in Cragford about a 20 minute drive. Have you ever panned for gold? For more info: http://alabamagoldcamp.com/home
Alabama Gold Camp
1398 County Road 5
Be sure to check out the Alabama Gold Camp located in our county in Cragford about a 20 minute drive. Have you ever panned for gold? For more info: http://alabamagoldcamp.com/home
Our friend Wayne Watts has quite a collection of Antiques and memorabilia located in Lineville, about a 15 minute drive from the caboose. Wayne's unique place has been featured on American Pickers. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/Waynes-World-of-Watt-Nots-212885375586784/
Wayne's World of Watts-Not
165 E College Street
Our friend Wayne Watts has quite a collection of Antiques and memorabilia located in Lineville, about a 15 minute drive from the caboose. Wayne's unique place has been featured on American Pickers. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/Waynes-World-of-Watt-Nots-212885375586784/
If you love the lake life, you'll want to visit Lake Wedowee, and easy 30 minute drive. There are quaint antique shops and Miss Amber's coffee house you will want to visit also. Be sure and try her cathead biscuits for breakfast and her Chicken salad is amazing!
R L Harris Reservoir
If you love the lake life, you'll want to visit Lake Wedowee, and easy 30 minute drive. There are quaint antique shops and Miss Amber's coffee house you will want to visit also. Be sure and try her cathead biscuits for breakfast and her Chicken salad is amazing!
Desoto Caverns in Childersburg, AL is about a 35 minute drive from the caboose. The drive across bullgap mountain is beautiful especially in the fall and you can stop in Sylacauga at the Blue Bell Creamery on your way. Desoto Caverns hosts lots of festivals throughout the year. It's an awesome place to visit on Halloween and Christmas! For more info: https://www.desotocavernspark.com/
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DeSoto Caverns
5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy
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Desoto Caverns in Childersburg, AL is about a 35 minute drive from the caboose. The drive across bullgap mountain is beautiful especially in the fall and you can stop in Sylacauga at the Blue Bell Creamery on your way. Desoto Caverns hosts lots of festivals throughout the year. It's an awesome place to visit on Halloween and Christmas! For more info: https://www.desotocavernspark.com/
If Nascar or auto racing is your thing, you'll want to visit the Talladega Superspeedway which is about a 40 minute drive from the caboose. For more info: https://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/
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Talladega Superspeedway
3366 Speedway Boulevard
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If Nascar or auto racing is your thing, you'll want to visit the Talladega Superspeedway which is about a 40 minute drive from the caboose. For more info: https://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/
Ashland City Park offers playground equipment, tennis courts and walking trails. The first weekend in August, you'll find all the locals gathered together for the annual Yellow Meated Watermelon Festival. And another fun event is the lighting of the Park and community worship service around the first weekend in December.
Ashland City Park
327 1st Street North
Ashland City Park offers playground equipment, tennis courts and walking trails. The first weekend in August, you'll find all the locals gathered together for the annual Yellow Meated Watermelon Festival. And another fun event is the lighting of the Park and community worship service around the first weekend in December.
Take a beautiful 30 minute drive across Bullgap mountain to Sylacauga, and there you will find the Blue Bell Creamery where all that yummy deliciousness is made! Be sure to visit the country store and ice cream parlor and taste the different flavors they offer. For more info: https://www.bluebell.com/the-little-creamery/
Blue Bell Creameries Distribution Center
423 North Norton Avenue
Take a beautiful 30 minute drive across Bullgap mountain to Sylacauga, and there you will find the Blue Bell Creamery where all that yummy deliciousness is made! Be sure to visit the country store and ice cream parlor and taste the different flavors they offer. For more info: https://www.bluebell.com/the-little-creamery/
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is a beautiful place to visit. As you walk through the nature trails, you'll see wildlife close by. It's located between New Site and Dadeville about a 30 minute drive from the caboose.For more info: https://www.nps.gov/hobe/index.htm
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
11288 Horseshoe Bend Road
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is a beautiful place to visit. As you walk through the nature trails, you'll see wildlife close by. It's located between New Site and Dadeville about a 30 minute drive from the caboose.For more info: https://www.nps.gov/hobe/index.htm
It's just a short hike up to High Falls and you can see the beautiful waterfalls. This is located in the Highland area on your way to Cheaha State Park. If you do some climbing there are more falls the higher up you go.
High Falls Trail Head
It's just a short hike up to High Falls and you can see the beautiful waterfalls. This is located in the Highland area on your way to Cheaha State Park. If you do some climbing there are more falls the higher up you go.
Day-use park. Swimming, picnicking, fishing and a short nature trail await. The unique location sits on 25 acres of granite with excellent access to beautiful Lake Wedowee. You can get to Flat Rock by turning to the right just past the Dollar General in Lineville. For more info: https://toureastalabama.com/attraction/flat-rock-park/
Flat Rock Park
7115 Co Rd 870
Day-use park. Swimming, picnicking, fishing and a short nature trail await. The unique location sits on 25 acres of granite with excellent access to beautiful Lake Wedowee. You can get to Flat Rock by turning to the right just past the Dollar General in Lineville. For more info: https://toureastalabama.com/attraction/flat-rock-park/
Built in 1906, the Clay County Courthouse is the highest elevated courthouse in the state of Alabama. Located on the square in Ashland, Alabama, it now houses the Hugo Black Museum. It was built in 1906 for $37,986.00 by Architect Charles Carlton of Anniston, AL as part of Harper & Barnes of Cleveland, TN. It has been part of the Historical Registry since 1976. The clock, built in 1907 by Seth Thomas, is still in working condition.
Clay County Courthouse
25 Court Sq
Built in 1906, the Clay County Courthouse is the highest elevated courthouse in the state of Alabama. Located on the square in Ashland, Alabama, it now houses the Hugo Black Museum. It was built in 1906 for $37,986.00 by Architect Charles Carlton of Anniston, AL as part of Harper & Barnes of Cleveland, TN. It has been part of the Historical Registry since 1976. The clock, built in 1907 by Seth Thomas, is still in working condition.
Open in 2010, the Wellborn MuscleCar Museum houses the world’s largest collection of 1969-1971 Dodge Chargers. Included in the collection are the famous Daytona wing cars. The musclecar era was a defining period in American history, an indelibly etched component of an entire generation. It remains a significant cultural footprint of rebellion, rock-n-roll and fast cars with enormous engines designed to propel thousands of pounds of beautifully handcrafted steel at breakneck speeds. The Wellborn Musclecar Museum is devoted to the great American automobiles of the 1960’s and 1970’s, showcasing classics such as the Charger, the Roadrunner, and the Superbee, as well as the nation’s largest Dodge car collection. 124 Broad Street, Alexander City AL 35010 256-329-8474 For more info: http://www.wellbornmusclecarmuseum.com/
Wellborn Musclecar Museum
124 Broad St
Open in 2010, the Wellborn MuscleCar Museum houses the world’s largest collection of 1969-1971 Dodge Chargers. Included in the collection are the famous Daytona wing cars. The musclecar era was a defining period in American history, an indelibly etched component of an entire generation. It remains a significant cultural footprint of rebellion, rock-n-roll and fast cars with enormous engines designed to propel thousands of pounds of beautifully handcrafted steel at breakneck speeds. The Wellborn Musclecar Museum is devoted to the great American automobiles of the 1960’s and 1970’s, showcasing classics such as the Charger, the Roadrunner, and the Superbee, as well as the nation’s largest Dodge car collection. 124 Broad Street, Alexander City AL 35010 256-329-8474 For more info: http://www.wellbornmusclecarmuseum.com/
One of the premier Off Road Vehicle, rock-crawling parks in the nation. ORV enthusiasts and fans come to MMORV Park from around the nation for the challenging trails and bone-jarring fun. Address: 1524 Henry Davis Rd. Delta, Al 36258 Phone: 256-488-5601; 256-488-5465 For more Info: http://www.morrismountainorv.com/
Morris Mountain ORV Park
1524 Henry Davis Road
One of the premier Off Road Vehicle, rock-crawling parks in the nation. ORV enthusiasts and fans come to MMORV Park from around the nation for the challenging trails and bone-jarring fun. Address: 1524 Henry Davis Rd. Delta, Al 36258 Phone: 256-488-5601; 256-488-5465 For more Info: http://www.morrismountainorv.com/
Food scene
Holmestead Farm is located just off Hwy 148 between Millerville and Sylacauga at the foot of Bullgap mountain. Choose to pick your own berries, fruits or veggies or they have a country store where you can buy them. They also have jams, jellies, juices and the most delicious fried pies!
Holmestead Farm
6582 County Road 7
Holmestead Farm is located just off Hwy 148 between Millerville and Sylacauga at the foot of Bullgap mountain. Choose to pick your own berries, fruits or veggies or they have a country store where you can buy them. They also have jams, jellies, juices and the most delicious fried pies!
If homecooked food is what you are craving, head on over to Miss Anita's Cafe in Lineville. On Friday nights, she has wonderful ribeye steaks, but you must get there early because all the locals gather there and sometimes she sells out! She's located just outside of Lineville about a 15 minute drive from the caboose.
Miss Anita's Cafe
30 Park South Dr
If homecooked food is what you are craving, head on over to Miss Anita's Cafe in Lineville. On Friday nights, she has wonderful ribeye steaks, but you must get there early because all the locals gather there and sometimes she sells out! She's located just outside of Lineville about a 15 minute drive from the caboose.
The Blue and White has delicious grilled Pork chops and steaks and a hamburger that will melt in your mouth! It's located in Ashland out Hwy 77 towards Talladega.
Blue & White Restaurant
41033 Alabama 77
The Blue and White has delicious grilled Pork chops and steaks and a hamburger that will melt in your mouth! It's located in Ashland out Hwy 77 towards Talladega.
Partner's Pit Barbeque is a favorite among the locals. Of course their Bar-B-Q is tops, but they also have wonderful fried catfish and lots of other tasty treats!
Partner's Pit Barbeque
89663 AL-9
Partner's Pit Barbeque is a favorite among the locals. Of course their Bar-B-Q is tops, but they also have wonderful fried catfish and lots of other tasty treats!
If Mexican food is what you are craving, you won't find any better than at one of the 2 Monte Alban restaurants in the county. There's one in Ashland and Lineville. The one in Ashland is on the square and the one in Lineville is on Hwy 9.
Monte Alban 2 Mexican Restaurant
If Mexican food is what you are craving, you won't find any better than at one of the 2 Monte Alban restaurants in the county. There's one in Ashland and Lineville. The one in Ashland is on the square and the one in Lineville is on Hwy 9.
If you are hungry for a burger, and I mean REALLY hungry, you have to try the cheeseburger in Paradise at the Court Square Cafe. It's massive! Once a month on a Friday night, they have a seafood buffet so watch for the banner outside to see if you've caught them on that weekend. I think they have the best salad bar around also!
Court Square Cafe
20 Court Sq
If you are hungry for a burger, and I mean REALLY hungry, you have to try the cheeseburger in Paradise at the Court Square Cafe. It's massive! Once a month on a Friday night, they have a seafood buffet so watch for the banner outside to see if you've caught them on that weekend. I think they have the best salad bar around also!
Be sure and stop by the Dari Delite for some sweet treats or fast food! Previously a Dairy Queen, they still have those delicious blizzards! Located in Ashland on Hwy 77. (Turn left at the square).
Dari Delite
40631 Alabama 77
Be sure and stop by the Dari Delite for some sweet treats or fast food! Previously a Dairy Queen, they still have those delicious blizzards! Located in Ashland on Hwy 77. (Turn left at the square).
Be sure to stop by Just a Little Frosting, our sweet little bakery. They have wonderful cupcakes, and amazing cheese straws. They also serve a light lunch menu with Chicken salad, Paninis, and soups.
Just A Little Frosting
85942 Alabama 9
Be sure to stop by Just a Little Frosting, our sweet little bakery. They have wonderful cupcakes, and amazing cheese straws. They also serve a light lunch menu with Chicken salad, Paninis, and soups.
If Italian food is what you like, stop by the Pizza Shack on the square in Ashland. My favorite thing there is the lemonade and I love the Cavatini!
Pizza Shack
114 Court Sq
If Italian food is what you like, stop by the Pizza Shack on the square in Ashland. My favorite thing there is the lemonade and I love the Cavatini!
For a late night snack, McDonalds will be there for you. Most of the mom and pop cafes close early, but McDonalds in Ashland is open later!
McDonald's
83690 Alabama 9
For a late night snack, McDonalds will be there for you. Most of the mom and pop cafes close early, but McDonalds in Ashland is open later!
If you love seafood and are willing to drive a little bit (about 25 minutes), go visit Lynnie Bo's between Lineville and Wedowee. They even offer some entertainment on the weekends. My favorite there is the crab legs! And you can drive just a little further and visit beautiful Lake Wedowee while you are there.
Lynnie bo's
8275 AL-48
If you love seafood and are willing to drive a little bit (about 25 minutes), go visit Lynnie Bo's between Lineville and Wedowee. They even offer some entertainment on the weekends. My favorite there is the crab legs! And you can drive just a little further and visit beautiful Lake Wedowee while you are there.
Shopping
Our local grocery store is the Piggly Wiggly located just off the square in Ashland (6 miles from the caboose).
Piggly Wiggly
266 2nd Avenue South
Our local grocery store is the Piggly Wiggly located just off the square in Ashland (6 miles from the caboose).
We have 2 Dollar Generals within 7 miles. One is located on Hwy 9 in Millerville and is about 2 miles from the caboose and the other is on Hwy 77 in Ashland.
Dollar General
75360 Alabama 9
We have 2 Dollar Generals within 7 miles. One is located on Hwy 9 in Millerville and is about 2 miles from the caboose and the other is on Hwy 77 in Ashland.
If you enjoy shopping at gift shops, boutiques or antique shops, stop by Thelma and Louise on the square in Ashland.
Thelma and Louise Antiques, Uniques & Boutiques
30 Courthouse Square
If you enjoy shopping at gift shops, boutiques or antique shops, stop by Thelma and Louise on the square in Ashland.
If you need a prescription filled or just want to shop their gift shop and boutique, stop by the Ashland Pharmacy on the square in Ashland.
Ashland Pharmacy Inc
83074 Alabama 9
If you need a prescription filled or just want to shop their gift shop and boutique, stop by the Ashland Pharmacy on the square in Ashland.
Looking for something formal to wear for a special occasion? Stop by Dreams Bridal and Formalwear on the square in Ashland. They specialize in prom dresses and tux rentals.
Dreams Bridal and Formalwear
146 Court Square
Looking for something formal to wear for a special occasion? Stop by Dreams Bridal and Formalwear on the square in Ashland. They specialize in prom dresses and tux rentals.
The Drug Store is located next door to the hospital on Hwy 9 in Ashland. They are also a UPS shipping location.
Drug Store
83871 Alabama 9
The Drug Store is located next door to the hospital on Hwy 9 in Ashland. They are also a UPS shipping location.
Want to surprise your sweetheart with a fresh bouquet or a gift? Ann's Flowers (next to McDonalds) in Ashland can fix you up with something beautiful.
Ann's Flowers Gifts Jewelry
83670 Alabama 9
Want to surprise your sweetheart with a fresh bouquet or a gift? Ann's Flowers (next to McDonalds) in Ashland can fix you up with something beautiful.
The English Cottage offers fresh flowers as well as gift and beautiful home decor. Located between Ashland and Lineville on Hwy 9.
English Cottage Flowers & Gift
85161 Alabama 9
The English Cottage offers fresh flowers as well as gift and beautiful home decor. Located between Ashland and Lineville on Hwy 9.
For the best gas prices around, stop in Millerville at Jackson Grocery. They also serve pizza, Bar-B-Q sandwiches and burgers and are just a couple of miles from the caboose. They close relatively early so keep this in mind.
Jackson Grocery
74969 Alabama 9
For the best gas prices around, stop in Millerville at Jackson Grocery. They also serve pizza, Bar-B-Q sandwiches and burgers and are just a couple of miles from the caboose. They close relatively early so keep this in mind.