Things to Do in Andalusia, Alabama

When you stay at the Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast, you will never run out of fun things to do. Our prime location near Andalusia, AL provides abundant opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, sports fans, history and art lovers, and everyone in between!

ACTIVITIES WITHIN A 30-MINUTE DRIVE

Rattlesnake Rodeo, Opp
Since 1959, the Opp Jaycees have attracted the attention of local and international visitors – as well as the media – with its annual Rattlesnake Rodeo. Last year, over 30,000 attended the event, which is held to raise funds for local charities.
Phone: (334) 493-9559

Conecuh National Forest
Located on the Florida border just south of Andalusia, the Conecuh National Forest is comprised of 83,861 acres. The Conecuh offers its visitors two delightful recreational opportunities: Open Pond Recreational Area and the Conecuh Recreation Trail.
Phone: (334) 222-2555

Frank Jackson State Park
Take in the wilderness scenes while reeling in the day’s catch. Surrounding Lake Frank Jackson, just one mile from downtown Opp, is Frank Jackson State Park. Of the park’s 2,050-acres, nearly half are covered by the lake. The lake is specially stocked and managed for prime freshwater fishing. Bass, bream, crappie, and catfish are abundant. Each April, anglers converge on the park for a bass fishing tournament. Boat launch ramps and a grassy beach provide water access for boaters, canoe paddlers, and swimmers. Trails covering two miles cross the park for hikers and birdwatchers to explore the wildlife of the area. There is a playground and picnic area along the lake, and 32 fully-equipped lakefront campsites. For more information, call: 1-800-ala-park

Florala Lake
A pristine lake is the center of attention at this recreation facility. The town of Florala, aptly named for its position on the Florida-Alabama border, is home to Florala State Park. The 40-acre park lies along beautiful Lake Jackson. Considered one of the cleanest and clearest bodies of water in the state, the lake supports fishing, boating, swimming, and water-skiing. A boat launch and piers provide access to the water for fishermen hoping to capture bass. A recently upgraded RV park offers full hook-ups; a 30-site tent camp and primitive sites are available as well. Picnic areas lie along the beaches; a playground sits beside the picnic tables; and an adjacent community building provides indoor meeting spaces. For more information, call: 1-800-ala-park

World Championship Domino Tournament, Andalusia
Sponsored by the Andalusia Rotary Club, the tournament boasts over $20,000 in prize money. Both singles and doubles tournaments are held each year. There are also children and teen divisions.
Phone: (334) 222-5830

Three Notch Museum, Andalusia
Three Notch Museum is located in the old Central of Georgia Depot. Built in 1899, the depot is the oldest and only wooden commercial building left in downtown Andalusia. The board-and-batten structure features two waiting rooms, the ticket agent’s office, and a baggage area. Most of the original design has been preserved to maintain its historical character. The building was restored by the Covington Historical Society to exhibit articles of historical significance, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum complex includes the depot, three railroad cars, a country store, and a log cabin. Among the many permanent and rotating displays, you will find railroad memorabilia, farm implements, historical items, depression glass, handmade linens and baskets, and period merchandise.
Open Fri-Sat: 9:00am-noon; Sun: 2:00pm-5:00pm.
Phone: (334) 222-2030

Gantt Lake & Point A Lake
Gantt Lake (2,700 acres) and Point A Lake (700 acres) offer plenty of fishing, boating, and water sports. Point A Park has camping and picnicking facilities.

LBW College
On the campus of LBW College in Andalusia, golfers can enjoy playing the nine-hole public golf course, and walkers stroll along the beautiful nature trail, a walker’s paradise.

Birding in the Conecuh Forest (Open Pond Area)
South Alabama Birding Association
1040 Fort Dale Rd., Greenville 36037
Admission: Yes
Group Rates: N/A
Motor Coach Parking: N/A
Handicap Accessible: N/A
Phone: (334) 222-255
Fax: (334) 222-6485

Features:
The forest is known for the Red Cockaded Woodpecker, which is most visible in May. During the rest of the year, the best time to see them is at dawn or dusk. The Red Cockaded Woodpecker cavities have been known to house flying squirrels; red-bellied, red-headed and pileated woodpeckers; great crested fly catchers; and Eastern bluebirds. Stop by the Ranger Station for more information.

Conecuh Trail
The fastest entry points are on AL Hwy. 137; Covington County Rd. 24; at Open Pond Recreational Area; and Blue Pond Recreational Area.

 

ACTIVITIES WITHIN A ONE-HOUR DRIVE

Army Aviation Museum, Fort Rucker
This 87,000 square foot facility houses a collection of many one-of-a-kind aircraft, as well as research and development experiments in both rotor and fixed-wing flight. The exhibits trace the history of Army Aviation from 1942 to present. Open daily 9-4 (CST). Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, and New Year’s Eve/Day.
Phone: (334) 598-2508

Festival on The River, Geneva
Features a parade, entertainment, arts and crafts, commercial displays, and a canoe race.

Pike Pioneer Museum, Troy
Pike Pioneer Museum, which includes 15 acres of wooded land, offers visitors a chance to see the way that 19th century pioneers lived. Also on the grounds are a tenant house, log cabin, privy, windmill, a well, a print shop, and a general store. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun: 1:00pm-5:00pm.
Phone: (334) 566-3597

Piney Woods Arts Festival, Enterprise
Exhibitors from all parts of the United States participate in this annual April festival, which is held on the campus of Enterprise State Junior College. Exhibits include original paintings, photography, woodwork, and stained glass.
Phone: (334) 347-0581

 

ACTIVITIES WITHIN A 1.5-HOUR DRIVE

Montgomery, Alabama
The capitol of Alabama provides shopping, antiquing, and all of the benefits of a large city.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival©
One Festival Drive | Montgomery, AL 36117
Box Office (Locally) (334) 271-5353 | Box Office (Nationally) (800) 841-4ASF (4273)

National Peanut Festival, Dothan
Celebrate the harvest of the peanut crop in the “Peanut Capitol of the World”! The two-week celebration features arts and crafts exhibits, contests, beauty pageants, entertainment, and agricultural displays.
Phone: (334) 793-4323

Landmark Park, Dothan
Visit Alabama’s official state agriculture museum! Discover the natural and cultural heritage of the Wiregrass Region in every corner of this 100-acre park. The wildlife, exhibits, 1890’s farmstead, Interpretive Center and planetarium, picnic area and nature trails are just waiting to be explored. Small admission fee is charged for non-members. Open Mon-Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun: Noon-6:00pm.
Phone: (334) 794-3452

Waterworld, Dothan
Ride the ocean-sized waves in the giant wave pool or speed down one of the twisting 400-foot water slides! The kids can meet our lovable mascot Aquaduck or splash around the magical kiddie play area. Picnic tables, barbecue grills, and concessions are available. Operated by the City of Dothan; located on Westgate Parkway. Season passes and group rates available.
Phone: (334) 793-0297 or 793-0368

Southeast Alabama Community Theatre, Dothan
Originally built as the City Auditorium in 1915, this neo-classical revival structure maintains some of its Italian Renaissance influence. From the white marble of the lobby to the lavish velvet of the parlors, all areas have been restored to reflect the elegance of the turn-of-the-century southern life. Call 793-0127 for information or Box Office: 334-793-0195. The opera house also hosts several plays by the Southeast Alabama Cultural Theater Group. Call 334-794-0400 for information on the group and schedule.

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan
Take in the exhibitions of 19th and 20 century art. The museum also offers ARTventures, an exhibit hall for children that provides a variety of activities and experiences relating to the arts.
Phone: (334)794-3871

Blue Springs
Dive into the refreshing and relaxing waters of Blue Springs. A crystal-clear spring-fed swimming pool is the highlight of this 103-acre state park in southeast Barbour County outside Clio. A recently improved camping facility includes 50 sites with water and electricity, seven sites with full hookups, and numerous primitive sites. After swimming, campers may pan fish in the Choctawhatchee River, rent a paddle boat for river exploration, or play tennis on the park courts. A picnic area with pavilions, tables, grills, a playground, and comfort stations is adjacent to the campground. For more information, call: 1-800-ala-park

Christmas City, Ariton
This seasonal attraction is open Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Eve; it is a three-and-a-half-mile drive through a winter wonderland of more than three million lights, depicting displays and animated scenes of the winter holiday season. The attraction also features restaurants, unique craft and gift shops, a white chapel, and nightly entertainment.

Claybank Jamboree, Ozark
The Claybank Jamboree – named after the log-hewn Claybank Church built in 1852 – is held on Ozark’s Main Street. Visitors may browse for bargains among exquisite antiques, vintage furniture, handmade quilts, and other special keepsakes.

Beautiful Gulf Coast Beaches in Florida and Alabama
Enjoy a day’s outing at the beach and return to Sweet Gum Bottom B&B for some peace and quiet.

 

ANTIQUES – ALL WITHIN A ONE-HOUR DRIVE

Andalusia

  • Davis Lane Antiques and Collectibles
    From Hwy 29, turn onto County Rd. 49.
    Phone: 334-222-7837
    Antique Shop Open Wed-Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm
    Refinish Shop Open Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
    Antiques, Custom Framing, Original Artwork,
    Furniture Repair, and Refinishing.
  • Peterson’s Antiques and Refinishing
    1418 Riverfall St., Andalusia · 334-222-5440
    Open Mon-Sat: 8:00am-5:00pm. Closed Sunday.
    Antiques, Reproduction, Restoring.
  • Plunder Parlor Antiques
    205 E. Three Notch Rd., Andalusia · 334-222-1549
    Open Mon-Sat: 9:30am-5:00pm
    10,000 square feet of showroom!
  • Sweetgum Bottom
    Turn off of Highway #29 on County Rd. 43 · 334-222-6647
    Open Thurs-Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Two Antique Houses (Elba & Enterprise) and a Barn.

Elba

  • Recollections-Antiques and Uniques
    245 Court Avenue · 334-897-1560
    Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sat: 9:00am-12:00pm.
    Antique Glassware, Furniture, and Collectibles

Enterprise

  • Earl’s Antiques and Thrift
    105 Plaza Dr. · 334-347-0460
    Open Mon-Sat: 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Gaston’s Antiques
    528 Glover · 334-347-0285
    Open Mon-Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm
    Antiques – Mostly Oak
  • Mills House Antiques
    206 N. Main St. · 334-393-3352
    Open Wed-Fri: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Old New and In-Between Shop
    105 S. Main, Enterprise · 334-347-3846
    Open Mon-Fri: 9:30am-5:00pm; Sat: 10:00am-3:00pm; Closed Sunday.
    For additional information on Enterprise Shops, call 334-347-0581 (Closed Saturday and Sunday).

Geneva

  • Downtown Geneva Antiques
    425 S. Commerce St., Geneva · 334-684-6267
    Open Mon-Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Luverne

  • Gingerbread House
    Forest Avenue · 334-335-3207
    Open Tues-Sat: 10:00am-4:30pm; Closed Sunday.
  • Rhodes Grocery and Mercantile
    Rutledge, (Hwy #10) near Luverne · 334-335-2391
    Open 7 days a week: 8:00am-8:00pm
    Flea Market Items: Good Junk and Glassware
  • Sarah’s Flea Mall
    958 Forest Ave, Luverne · 334-335-5660 or 334-286-6026
    Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun: 1:00pm-5:00pm
    42 booths featuring unique items.
  • #331 Flea Mall
    11679 Montgomery Highway, Luverne · 334-335-2168
    Open 8:00am-5:00pm (except Christmas)
    Leather Goods, Antiques, & Collectibles
  • Dry Creek Auction
    858 Forest Ave, Luverne · 334-897-3761
    Antique and Collectible Auction 3rd Sat. of Every Month: 10:00am
    General Merchandise Auction Every Fri: 7:00pm
    Sellers Welcome – call first!
    90% Old Merchandise Sold; Never a Buyer’s Premium

Florala

  • Around the Corner Antiques
    513 N. 5th St., Florala · 334-858-3655
    Open Mon-Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
    5000 square feet of 19th and 20th century antiques.
  • Lost in Tyme Antiques
    1417 E. 5th Ave., Florala · 334-858-2807
    Open Mon-Sat: 9:30am-5:00pm; Sun: *1:00am-5:00pm.
    Variety of Antique Reproductions at Wholesale Prices
  • Stateline Mini-Mall
    1513 W. 5th St., Florala · 334-858-2741
    Glassware, Antique Furniture, and Reproductions
  • Unique Country Antiques
    1613 W. 5th Ave., Florala · 334-858-2090
    Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm; Closed Tues and Sun.
    Variety of Primitive Glassware, Jewelry, Kitchen Utensils, and Pioneer Antiques
  • Vintage Antique Trove
    1506 W. 5th Ave, Florala · 334-858-5021
    Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 9:30am-5:00pm
    Quality Porcelains (Nippo, Limoges, Austrian, Bavarian, and other countries)
  • Sugar Plum Alley
    1513 W. 5th Ave, Florala · 334-858-4298
    Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:00am-5:00pm; Closed Tues and Sun.
    Selection of Antique Glassware, Furniture, and Gifts

 Opp

  • The Depot Antiques
    200 South Main St. · 334-493-9339
    Open Mon-Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm
    Antiques and Collectibles

Troy

  • Hillside Antiques
    #231 S. Troy (Between Troy and Brundidge)
    Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sun: 12:30pm-5:00pm.
    Closed Thursday.
    China, Glassware, Antiques, Estate Sale, and Appraisals

Brundridge

  • Abe’s Antiques
    103 S. Main St., Brundidge · 334-735-9550
    Open Mon-Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Gingerbread Hall Antiques
    131 Troy St. W. · 334-735-0224
    Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat; Closed Thursday and Sunday.
    Historic Southern home featuring antiques, gifts, and collectibles.
  • Green’s Antiques – Downtown
    794 S. Main St. (Downtown Brundidge) · 334-735-2247
    Email: greenp@snowhill.com
    Saturday Only: 10:00am-4:00pm
    All other days call for appointment.
  • Green’s Antiques
    (First Brundidge Exit on #231) · S. Main St. Brundidge
    334-735-2247 · greenp@snowhill.com
    Open Mon-Sat: 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday by chance.
    Specialty: Old and Unusual Items
  • Rue’s Antique Mall
    123 S. Main St. · 334-735-3125
    Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 10:00am-4:30pm
    Closed Thursday and Sunday. Call for Saturday opening and hours.
  • Antique City Auction
    Main Street, Brundidge · 334-335-5643
    Every first Saturday of the month · 10:00am
    7 Unique Shops, 2 Restaurants

Ozark

  • Reece’s Antique Mall
    231 S. Ozark · 334-774-2923
    Open Mon-Sat: 9:00am-5:30pm; Sun: 1:00pm-5:00pm.
    50 Booths of Antiques and Collectibles
  • Admirals Antiques
    Rt. #123 (located between Ozark and Newton)
    334-299-3191 · www.admiralsantiques.com
    Open Mon-Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
    Large Variety of Antique Furniture & Crystal

Hartford

  • Browse Around Antiques
    200 W. Commerce St. · 334-588-0065
    Open Tues-Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm
    Antiques, Furniture, Collectibles
  • Antique Barn and Flea Market
    Junction Hwy #167 & County Rd. 61 · 334-588-0883
    Open Mon-Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun: Noon-4:00pm.