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Alabama's Talladega National Forest, Cheaha State Park's neighbor, has many interesting and exciting adventures readily accessible from the Park. Many visitors to Cheaha also enjoy hiking to one of several waterfalls near the Park such as: High Falls, Devil's Den, and Cheaha Falls. Directions to these sites are available at the Country Store (information area). Be sure to check with the National Forest to obtain detailed use, rules and regulations information.
Located within 25 miles of Cheaha:
Cheaha State Park Restaurant now supports Alabama Wineries. Stay with us and visit:
White Oak VineYards -http://www.southernoakwines.com/
The Fruithurst Winery Co. - 27091 County Rd. 49, Fruithurst, AL 36262
Why not pay a visit to the local Museum of Natural History? Located 25 miles from Cheaha State Park, you can learn about everything from pre-historic dinosaurs to Egyptian mummies and the mummification process.
The Anniston Museum of Natural History Official Website
While you are visiting the Museum of Natural History, why not pop on over to the Berman Museum? Located just a stone's throw from the Natural History Museum, the Berman Museum houses a wide variety of objects. You may find anything from American and Nazi spying devices from WWII to authentic suits of armor from the middle ages, even ancient greek bronze statues may be found here.
Berman Museum Official Website
Located within 30 miles of Cheaha:
Talladega Superspeedway-Nascar at its best.
Talladega Superspeedway Official Website
The (NASCAR) International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum
International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum Official Website
Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure - The Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure is a company that offers ordinary racing fans the opportunity to find out what it’s like to race an authentic racecar on a major racetrack. See what it feels like to be a real Nascar driver! Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure Official Website
Have you ever had "Fresh from the Farm" milk? Wright Dairy Farm offers the opportunity to see a dairy farm in action. While they no longer offer tours, you still get the chance to see grass-fed cows being milked every day, or get a sneak peak at their small bottling and pasteurizing factory. Wright Dairy Farm prides themselves on raising grass-fed dairy cows, and they do not use hormones. As well as selling whole milk, 1% milk, and buttermilk, they also offer authentic Amish farm products ranging from hand-rolled butter to handmade cheeses and candies. Located 30 miles from Cheaha State Park, Wright Dairy Farms is a real treat for the whole family. The kids will love the homemade ice cream!
Wright Dairy Farm Official Website
Let's go panning for gold at the Alabama Gold Camp! Located in Cragford, Al, it's 30 miles from Cheaha State Park. You can pan for gold for a daily fee, and if you don't have the equipment, you can rent it from them!
Alabama Gold Camp Official Website
Located within 35 miles of Cheaha:
Whether you spend the day relaxing on the river, looking for great photo opportunities, enjoying a group event, or kicking back for a quiet overnight camping trip. . . .Look no further than Southern Canoe Outfitters located in the heart of Cleburne County, Alabama which carries you through the breathtaking scenery on the Loyd Owens Canoe Trail.
Southern Canoe Outfitters Official Website
Located within 45 miles of Cheaha:
If you are out making the rounds at the local wineries a good place to visit is Fruithurst Winery. Located 41 miles from the park, the drive is worth it!
Fruithurst Winery Official Website
Immerse your family and yourself in the history of the area by visiting Kymulga Grist Mill and Park. Built over one hundred and forty years ago, the Kymulga Grist Mill and Covered Bridge are the only historical landmarks that still stand in the original place where they were built on Talladega Creek. Located 39 miles from Cheaha State Park, you can learn about a piece of Alabama history as a family, or all on your own!
Kymulga Grist Mill and Park Official Website
Interested in Fine Arts? Why not travel over to the Isabel A. Comer Museum, where you can see art pieces from native Alabamians? You can also learn about the Native Sons of Sylacauga, people who range from Jim Nabors to Generals in the military. They also feature a simulated log cabin home correct to the pioneer era it is modeled from. Located 45 miles from the park, the museum offers free admission and is definitely worth the drive.
Isabel A. Comer Museum Official Website
Located 50 miles or more from Cheaha:
Visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, where you can see all the oldies but goodies. Located 70 miles from the park, it's a bit of drive, but definitely well worth it!
Barber Motorsports Museum Official Website
Why not take the kids to a theme-park and waterpark all combined in one? Alabama Adventure, located in Birmingham, is a fun-filled thrill ride for the whole family. Featuring everything from a quaint "old time" downtown shopping section and arcade, to the steel rollercoaster, kiddie rides, and authentic, one of a kind water slides, there is something for everyone!
Alabama Adventure Themepark/Waterpark Official Website
Or, why not make a day visit of Six Flags over Georgia? Cheaha State Park is located an hour and a half from this massive theme park that the whole family will enjoy! Spend the day at Six Flags then, come back and relax with us.
Six Flags Over Georgia Official Website
Cheaha State Park is located in Clay, Cleburne, Calhoun and Talladega counties. For more local information, try visiting these counties Chamber of Commerce Websites!