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BEATRICE
Rikard’s Mill Historical Park

4116 Highway 265 North
Beatrice, AL 36425
Open mid-April - November
Please call ahead. Admission is charged.
(251) 789-2781
or (251) 575-7433
www.monroecountymuseum.org
Visitors can watch as corn is ground into cornmeal and grits. The family oriented park includes picnic tables and an attractive lawn area. A gift shop offers grits, cornmeal, cane syrup and other local items.

Monroe County State Public Fishing Lake
3596 CR 50
Beatrice, AL 36425
(251) 789-2104
940-acre lake located 3 miles west of AL Hwy 265. Piney Woods Bird Watchers Tour. Six campsites for self-contained campers.
No water or electricity. No tents allowed.
Open Tuesday - Sunday, Dawn - Dusk.

BUENA VISTA
Turn of the century town located north of Beatrice

1938 County Road 56
Hunting & Sportsman Lodging in Monroe County. Skeet shooting facility available for rental. For tours of the Concord Church, Country Store, etc. please contact number below:
Reservations: (251) 593-6400
www.beatricealabama.com

EXCEL
Bent Art

1280 Beulah Campground Rd.
Excel, AL
Repton, AL 36470 (mailing address)
Artist Andrea Windham Guy
Open by appointment
(251) 282-9879
Art, art lessons, commissions in a creative setting. The studio is built from recycled materials and stands as a wonderful example of “green building.”

Murphy Park
617 Brown St.
Excel, AL 36439
Excel is most famous as the home of University of Alabama football legend Lee Roy Jordan. Open daylight hours and during special events.
(251) 765-2558
Family Fun Park with baseball and softball games, skating, a walking path and a playground.

FRANKLIN
Isaac Creek Campground

5030 Lock and Dam Rd.
Franklin, AL 36444
Campground Number: (251) 282-4254
On the Alabama River, improved campsites, playground, biking trails, pavilion, bathhouses, etc.
Managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(334) 682-4244

FRISCO CITY
D&D Furniture Factory Outlet

19 Central Ave.
Frisco City, AL 36445
Open Monday - Saturday 9-5:30
(251) 267-3767
Large selection of affordable furniture, ranging from living rooms to bedrooms.

PERDUE HILL
Top of the Hill Enterprises, Inc.

9850 Highway 84 West
Perdue Hill, AL 36470
Open Monday - Friday 9-5.
(251) 575-4533 or (251) 575-7478
Home furnishings/gift shop in restored country store/post office.

The Masonic Hall (circa 1823) & William Barrett Travis House
U. S. Highway 84 West
Perdue Hill, AL 36470
Open by appointment; available for rental. Contact Agee Broughton at the W. E. Broughton Store, (251) 575-9692

This majestic building was originally located on the banks of the Alabama River in Claiborne, one of Alabama’s lost towns. It was moved to its present site in the 1880s. The building has served as a Masonic Hall, courtroom, and has hosted many receptions, including a famous reception for the Marquis de Lafayette.

MONROEVILLE
Alabama Southern Community College
Writers Fountain & Library

2800 South Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
(251) 575-3156
www.ascc.edu
Names of well-known area writers featured on fountain; library also houses several works by area artists, including special commissions by internationally acclaimed artist Nall.

Alabama Southern Walking Trail
Alabama Southern Community College
2800 South Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
The entrance to this trail is behind Nettles Auditorium on Alabama Southern’s campus. The trail itself is slightly over one mile, is paved and lighted, and offers a retreat into a beautiful wooded setting.(251) 575-3156; www.ascc.edu

AVA – American Volkssport Association
“The Monroeville Walk”

The Walk Box is located in the lobby of the Monroeville Police Station. Volkswalk (German for “Walk of the People”) is a 6-mile walk through Monroeville’s historic neighborhoods and the Whitey Lee Park & Lake area. For information on the walk, call the Chamber of Commerce, its sponsor, at (251) 743-2879.
www.monroecountyal.com; www.ava.org

Historic Walking Tour I
Downtown Square
Monroeville, AL 36460
Office open Monday - Friday 8-4;
Saturday 10-1.
(251) 575-7433
Self-guided one-hour tour. Start at Old Courthouse Museum. Walk the town Harper Lee and Truman Capote grew up in during the 1930s.

Historic Walking Tour II
A history of the structures, including turn of the century homes that are part of Monroeville’s Historic District; Available through Chamber of Commerce. Pick up our “Walk Monroeville” publication; recorded version available.
86 N. Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
Office hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday or by appointment.

Katherine Lee Rose Garden & War Memorial Gazebo
Monroe County New Courthouse
65 N. Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
(251) 743-4107
Over 90 different roses maintained by Garden Club. Gazebo used for weddings and other functions. War memorial with Eternal Flame dedicated to area veterans.

Lyle Salter Park
South Alabama Avenue & Claiborne St.
Monroeville, AL
(251) 743-2879
Park in downtown Monroeville features a historical marker about Monroeville and murals by Semmes artist featuring scenes from To Kill A Mockingbird.

Mel’s Dairy Dream
216 South Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
Open Monday - Saturday 9-5:30.
(251) 743-2483
Next to site of the Faulk House where Truman Capote spent summers. This is an old fashioned drive-in featuring a diverse menu and great service. Site of former Lee home.

Monroe County Public Library
121 Pineville Rd.
Monroeville, AL 36460
Open Monday - Friday 9-5.
Closed on Saturday
(251) 743-3818
Located in restored LaSalle Hotel. Gregory Peck slept here when he visited Monroeville in preparation for his role as Atticus Finch! Alabama reading room. Children’s library. 30,000 volumes of books on tape, 67,000 titles for children and adults, hardback, paperback and large print.

Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
Office & Visitors Center

86 North Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
(251) 743-2879
www.monroecountyal.com
www.monroevillebirdhouses.com
Restored 1925 bank building. Visitors packages and area memorabilia; Guided tours by appointment. Conference facility is also available to chamber members for business meetings, luncheons, receptions, etc.

Monroe County Heritage Museum
Courthouse Square, Old Monroe County Courthouse, 31 N. Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
Open Tuesday - Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-1,
Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 open 10-2.
Group tours by appointment
(251) 575-7433
www.tokillamockingbird.com
Courtroom was the model for the trial scene in To Kill A Mockingbird by Monroeville’s Nelle Harper Lee. Annual spring performances by an all-volunteer cast, “The Mockingbird Players,” produced by The Mockingbird Company.

Ol’ Curiosities and Books
90 W. Claiborne St.
Monroeville, AL 36460
(251) 593-4981
Ol’ Curiosities offers a wide selection of new books, particularly those by regional authors, as well as a diverse used book selection. The shop also has a variety of furniture and accessories offered for sale, and hosts book signings and special events on a regular basis. For the literary-obsessed, a visit here is a must!

Pottery by Williams
273 N. Mount Pleasant
Monroeville, AL 36460
Open by appointment
(251) 782-0844
www.potterybywilliams.com
Pottery studio owned and operated by second generation potter Sam Williams. Free demonstrations by Sam throwing pottery on the wheel. Folk art, art education and more.

St. John’s Episcopal Church & Courtyard
200 Whetstone St.
Monroeville, AL 36460
Open daily.
(251) 743-4549
www.stjohnsmonroeville.org
The church’s lovely and historic parish hall is nearly 100 years old. The courtyard, featuring beautiful landscaping and the cemetery have been developed in recent years.

Susie’s, LLC
38 W. Claiborne St.
Monroeville, AL 36460
(251) 743-2589
Susie’s offers a wide selection of fabrics and trims and is the Monroe County headquarters for the Black Belt Heritage Quilt Trail. The shop owner offers classes in sewing and quilting, and has invested in a quilting machine. The shop also offers tuxedo rentals and has a selection of formal gowns and accessories.

Faulk Property
South Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
(Next to Mel’s Dairy Dream)
(251) 575-7433
National Register site of the Faulk House where Truman Capote visited as a child.

The rock wall around the property is original to the Faulk House, as is the site of the goldfish pond.

VF Outlet
900 Drewry Rd.
Monroeville, AL 36460
Open January - September: Monday - Saturday 9-6, Sunday 12-5:30; October
December: Monday
Thursday 9-6, Friday and Saturday 9-8, Sunday 12-5:30.
(251) 575-2330
www.vffo.com
Quality, name-brand apparel and merchandise for the entire family.

Vanity Fair Golf Club
613 Golf Dr.
Monroeville, AL 36460
(251) 575-4700
Built by Vanity Fair Foundation and donated to Monroe County Commission in the 1980s. The Commission leases it back to the club membership and Board of Directors. Membership organization; reciprocal agreements with area clubs; lunch served daily Tuesday - Friday; Sunday buffet; 18-hole golf club; Call for tee-times.

Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Drive and S. Mount Pleasant St.
Monroeville, Alabama
Adjoins the city sports complex; special memorial area dedicated to area veterans.

Whitey Lee Park
Park Dr.
Monroeville, AL 36460
(Near the Monroeville Community House)
www.cityofmonroeville.com
The park was developed in the 1940s by the Vanity Fair Foundation and donated to the city of Monroeville in 1983. It is named for the late Chairman of the Board, Manfred O.

(Whitey) Lee, who was responsible for many infrastructure improvements to the city of Monroeville during his tenure at Vanity Fair and VF Corporation. Features walking trail, pavilion, 5-acre lake, Community House, in a beautiful park setting, adjoining the Vanity Fair Golf Club. The Community House and Pavilion are available for rental for special events, receptions, business functions, etc., through the city of Monroeville, (251) 575-2081.

YMCA
2197 S. Mount Pleasant Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
All types of fitness classes, sports programs, soccer, basketball, youth activities, day camps, after-school programs.(251) 575-9622

Nearby Atmore (30-minute drive time): Wind Creek Casino, Hotel, Movie Theater, Bowling Alley, Spa and Cooking Studio 303 Poarch Road, Atmore, AL 36502 (251) 368-8007

*This list of area attractions (those places relating to the arts, downtown commerce, history and recreation) compiled by the Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, 86 N. Alabama Avenue, Monroeville, AL 36460.

A complete list of area restaurants, motels and bed and breakfast establishments is available through the Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, www.monroecountyal.com.

Monroeville has a number of gift, antique and home furnishing shops. For a map of the Monroeville Main Street district, please visit Monroeville Main Street at www.Monroevillemainstreet.com.

Copyright 2016, Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce

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