alabama shamrocks.

Growing up in Alabama, running away for a while, and then returning to raise our family has illuminated the landscape and brought out the diamonds. This list is an ongoing collection of Alabama Shamrocks, or special places, sites, and scenes that you must see and savor in Alabama. Enjoy the music download (below) while you wander. An F indicates that it is free fun to be had for light wallets.

Alabama Shamrock by The Hackensaw Boys (mp3)

ALEXANDER CITY
Cecil’s Public House

ALICEVILLE
Aliceville Museum

ANNISTON
Berman Museum of World History
Cahaba River National Wildlife RefugeF

ARAB
Arab Historic VillageF

BEATRICE
Rikard’s Mill Historical Park

BESSEMER
People Helping People Urban FarmF

BIRMINGHAM
Alabama Wildlife CenterF
Birmingham Botanical GardensF
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Zoo
Demetri’s BBQ
Jones Valley Urban Farm
McWane Science Center
Ona’s Music Room
Reed Books and the Museum of Fond MemoriesF
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Vulcan Park and Museum

BLOUNTSVILLE

BRENT
Miller’s PotteryF

BRIDGEPORT
Russell Cave National Monument

BRIERFIELD
Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

CAMDEN
Black Belt Treasures

CEDAR CREEK
Cornwall Furnace

CENTRE
Cherokee County Historic Museum

CLAIBORNE
Dellet Plantation

CORDOVA
Mulberry Fork

CULLMAN
Ave Maria Grotto
Clarkson Covered Bridge ParkF
Hurricane Creek Park
Sacred Heart MonasteryF
Smith Lake Park
Sportsman Lake Park
Steele Orchard

DAUPHIN ISLAND
Historic Fort Gaines

DAYTON
Little Flanders Field CemeteryF

DECATUR

DELTA
Cheaha State Park

DEMOPOLIS
Gaineswood

DOTHAN
Basketcase Cafe
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Wiregrass Festival of Murals

DOUBLE SPRINGS
Winston County Courthouse

ELBERTA
Baldwin County Heritage MuseumF

EUFAULA
Fendall Hall

EUTAW
Oak Hill Cemetery

EVERGREEN
Old Beulah CemeteryF

FAIRHOPE
Marietta Johnson Museum
Marietta Johnson School of Organic EducationF

FLORENCE
Alabama Chanin
Children’s Museum of the Shoals
Dale’s
Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House Museum
Project AlabamaF
St. Florian Fiber Farm
W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum, and Library

GADSDEN
Gadsden Museum of Art and History
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
Noccalula Falls Park

GERALDINE
High Falls ParkF

GREENSBORO
Magnolia Grove
Pie Lab F
Safehouse Museum

GULF SHORES
Bon Secour National Widlife RefugeF
Fort Morgan
Gulf Shores Nature Trails Map(PDF) F
Gulf State Park
Jeff Friend Trail at Little Lagoon F
Lagoon ParkF

HANCEVILLE
Evelyn Burrow Museum

HEFLIN
Dugger Mountain Wilderness AreaF

HELENA
Buck Creek ParkF

HILLSBORO
Dot’s Restaurant
Pond Spring, the home of Gen. Wheeler

HOLT
Deerlick Creek ParkF

HOOVER
Aldridge Botanical GardensF
Birds of the Upper Cahabamap andback(PDF) F
Georgetown Lake ParkF
Moss Rock Preserves Bouldering Fieldplustrail guide (PDF)

HOUSTON
Houston Historic Jail F

HUEYTOWN
Rabbit’s BBQ

HUNTSVILLE
Burritt on the Mountain
Dred Scott Home Site
Early Works Museum
Flying Monkey Arts Center and Collective
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Sci-Quest
US Space and Rocket Center

JACKSONVILLE
Chief Ladiga Trail

LEESBURG
Cherokee Rock Village

MAGNOLLIA SPRINGS
Webb PotteryF

MAYLENE
Fox Valley

MCCALLA
Iron and Steel Museum
Tannehill State Park

MOBILE
Meaher State Park
Sand Island Lighthouse
The Brick Pit

MONTEVALLO
American Village
Eclipse Coffee and Books
Falling Rocks Falls HikeF
Orr ParkF

MONTGOMERY
F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
Hank Williams Museum
Old Alabama Town

MOULTON
Jesse Owens Museum

MOUNDVILLE
Moundville Archaeological Park

NAUVOO
Alabama Folk School

NEWBERN
Rural Studio

NORTHPORT
City Cafe
Kentuck Center for Arts F
Kentuck Clay Cooperative

ORANGE BEACH
Calypso Joe’s Caribbean Grille
Flora Bama Lounge and Package
Lulu’s at Homepoint Marina

ORRVILLE
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park and this

PISGAH
Gorham’s Bluff

SATSUMA
Ellicott’s StoneF

SCOTTSBORO
Blue Willow Bistro and AntiquesF

SELMA
Sturdivant HallF

SPANISH FORT
5 Rivers: Alabama’s Delta Resource Center
Historic Blakeley State Park

SPRINGVILLE
Homestead Hollow

STEELE
Horse Pens 40

SUMMERDALE
Alligator Alley

THEODORE
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
JP’s Southern Heritage

THOMASTON
Alabama Rural Heritage Foundation and CenterF

THOMASVILLE
Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum

TROY
Pioneer Museum of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA
Black Warrior TownF
Children’s Hands-On Museum (CHOM)
Hudson Strode HomeF
Kozy’s Restaurant
Lake HarrisF
Lake Nichol
The Globe Restaurant
The Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art
University of Alabama ArboretumF

TUSCUMBIA
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Belle Mont Mansion
Cane Creek Canyon Nature PreserveF
Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller
Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial CemeteryF
Tuscumbia Railway

WARRIOR
Rickwood Caverns

WOODVILLE
Cathedral Caverns

WEST BLOCTON
Cahaba River Swimming HoleF
Historic Beehive Coke OvensF
Italian Catholic Cemetery
Swimming in the Cahaba RiverF

YORK
Coleman Center for Arts and Culture

ALABAMA SHAMROCKS OUTDOORS

  1. Alabama Covered Bridges
  2. Alabama History Cemetery Register, a printable PDF guide *
  3. Alabama’s Kudzu Trail *
  4. Alabama Scenic River Trail
  5. Bartram Canoe Trails *
  6. Chickasaw State Park (Gallion)
  7. Great Escapes: 100 Places to Visit in Alabama National Forests (a printable PDF brochure)
  8. Hurricane Creek (Tuscaloosa)*
  9. Kinlock Falls (Bankhead National Forest)*
  10. Little River Canyon National Preserve (Fort Payne)
  11. Perry Lakes Park and Barton’s Beach River Preserve (Perry Lakes)
  12. Tsalagi Trails (Clay County)*
  13. When It Rains to rent canoe for Cahaba (Birmingham)

ALABAMA SHAMROCKS LOCAL CULTURE AND HISTORY

  1. Art Wurks (Brundridge)
  2. Alabama Center for Traditional Culture
  3. Alabama Historic Cemeteries, a printable PDF guide *
  4. Boshell Mill ruins (Blount Springs)*
  5. Gee’s Bend Quilts (Gee’s Bend)
  6. Hank Williams Sr. Boyhood Home and Museum (Georgiana)
  7. Kennamer Cove *
  8. Old St. Stephens Site and this (St. Stephens)*
  9. Town of Mooresville (Mooresville)*
  10. Yufali (ghost town)*

ALABAMA SHAMROCK EATERIES AND BARS

  1. CA-John’s Faunsdale Bar and Grill (Faunsdale)
  2. Cecil’s Public House (Alexander City)
  3. Chez Lulu (Birmingham)
  4. Demetri’s BBQ (Birmingham)
  5. Irondale Cafe (Irondale)
  6. La Luna Italian Bistro (Gunthersville)
  7. Manna Grocery and Natural Foods (Tuscaloosa)

ALABAMA SHAMROCKS ESPECIALLY FOR LITTLE FOLKS

  1. Cook’s Natural Science Museum (Decatur)*

ALABAMA SHAMROCK CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS

  1. Alabama Birth Coalition (Birmingham)
  2. Alabama Blues Project (Tuscaloosa)
  3. Alabama Designer and Craftsmen
  4. Alabama Folklife Association
  5. Alabama Hiking Trail Society
  6. Alabama Rivers Alliance
  7. Alabama Storytelling Association
  8. Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network
  9. Alabama Trail Association
  10. Alabama Trail Enthusiasts
  11. Alabama Wildflower Society (Tuscaloosa)
  12. Appalachian Trail Club of Alabama (Homewood)
  13. Appalachian Voices
  14. Black Heritage Council (Montgomery)
  15. Cahaba River Society (Birmingham)
  16. Fresh Air Family (Birmingham)
  17. Friends of Hurricane Creek (Tuscaloosa)
  18. Interfaith Environmental Initiative of Alabama (Birmingham)
  19. Land Trust of North Alabama (Huntsville)
  20. North Alabama Peace Network
  21. North Alabama Crafters (Huntsville)
  22. Pinhoti Trail Alliance
  23. Sierra Club, West Alabama Chapter
  24. Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club
  25. The Wilderness Society in Alabama
  26. Tuscaloosa County Extension Office (Tuscaloosa)
  27. Wildsouth

EVENTS NO ONE WHO LOVES SHAMROCKS SHOULD MISS

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LOVELY WEBSITES

Alabama Center for the Book
Alabama Maps
Alabama Mosaic
Alabama Shamrocks
Alabama State Parks
Alabama Travel Guide from NYT
Alabama Wildflower Society
Alabama Writer’s Forum
APTV
Between the Magnolias
Cahaba River Society
Jay South’s Alabama
Local Harvest
National Forests in Alabama
North Alabama
North Alabama Photographers Guild
Old Alabama Town
Outdoor Alabama
Pick Your Own
River Region Area
Swimming Holes
Tuscaloosa County Extension
Tuscaloosa Public Library Kids