Mentone Alabama Area Attractions and Things to Do
Cloudland, Georgia. Good food and atmosphere. Rated Top 10 Resturant in 2009 for the State of Georgia 706-398-9510
Regretfully, historic lady burned in fire along with annex, The White Elephant.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Hike in Cloudland Canyon State Park (in Georgia).
Head to Chattanooga for...Visit Ruby Falls See Rock City Visit the Tennessee Aquarium & IMAX theater Visit and dine at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo
Alabama Fan Club & Museum
Home of the Country Music Group of the Century, this museum houses the group Alabama's many awards and achievements, collections from their youth and a souvenir and gift shop. Located at 101 Glenn Blvd. SW, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967. (256)845-1646. http://www.wildcountry.com/
Little River Hardware Cafe
Great lunches Sunday thru Friiday. Closed Saturday
A great place for breakfast and lunch as well as Sunday Brunch. Food is fresh and tasty. Join Moon a sumptuous tasty meal or decadent desserts. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. Call (256)634-0066.
Located on the Miracle Pottery property in Valley Head, Alabama. Great lunches and dinners. Call ahead for reservations to 256-635-0030.
Located in Circa 1800's original "Indian Trading Post" Great lunches and dinners. Hamburgers to steaks.
Cones of Mentone
404-218-1527. Ice Cream Shoppe. Featuring Mayfield Ice Cream and Nathan's Famous Hotdogs. Open April 15th - Nov 19th. Hand-Dipped Cones, Shakes, Malts, Sundaes, Floats, Hot Dogs, Sodas, Snacks. Located in the Log Cabin Village Hwy 117 in Mentone, AL.
DeSoto State Park Resturant
Good food at the State Park. Open 7 days
At Hwy 177 and Hwy 11 Henagar Open for Lunch and Dinner, Monday thru Saturday. Good food. Daily specials -- BAKERY- Hamburgers, Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches. 256-635-6896
Big Jim’s Barbeque
At Hwy 177 and Hwy 11 in Valleyhead Open for Lunch and Dinner, Thursday thru Saturday. 256-635-6160
Rising Fawn, Georgia Great little place open until 7:00 PM Central Time
Cracker Barrel Restaurant
Exit 218 off I59 in Fort Payne
Exit 218 off I59 in Fort Payne
Santa Fe Cattle Company
256-546-5253 -- Exit 218 off I59 in Fort Payne
DeSoto State Park
DeSoto Falls is a beautiful waterfall located close to the DeSoto State Park. Admisssion is free and there is plenty of parking available. There is also picnic area there. It is a must see when visiting Mentone.
Ski at Cloudmont (December thru March)
The Gourdie Shop, The Hitching Post with Crows Nest Antiques (antiques & collectibles), The White Elephant (antiques) is located close to the old location. There are various arts and crafts shops in Mentone proper. Don't miss Kamama's in the center of town. They have a coffee shop and represent area artist's works. Miracle Pottery is a must see. It is located on the J. Spencer's location....
See a movie at the Fort Payne movie theater.
Collinsville Trade Day
Collinsville Trade Day - Open every Saturday with close to 1,000 vendors and an estimated 30,000 people in attendance. Arrive early! Trade Day starts by 5:30 a.m. and usually last until about 1 in the afternoon. Plants, fresh fruit, trees, junk, antiques, collectibles is just a sampling of what you can find at Collinsville Trade Day. Located on the US Highway 11. Exit 231 off of I59
Visit Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, AL for a garage sale shoppers delight! This is the place where all the items that were left on an airplane end up for resale. If you like to shop, don't miss this place!
Little River Canyon
Hike in Little River Canyon (a natural preserve).
Fort Payne Depot Museum
Railroad memorabilia, Dioramas handcrafted back in 1913, Indian Artifacts, Local History and more! Located on 105 5 th Street North, in downtown Fort Payne, Alabama 35967. (256)845-5714. Mon. - Wed.- Fri. 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. For group tours at other times call (256)845-3957. http://www.fortpaynedepotmuseum.com/
This attraction houses memorabilia, antique and newer machines used to knit socks and a wealth of history about DeKalb's thriving hosiery industry. The museum is adjacent to the Fort Payne Opera House on Gault Avenue North in Fort Payne, the "Sock Capital of the World!"
Landmarks Opera House
This structure was built in 1889 by W.O. Rice and was known as the "handsomest opera house in the state." Having been restored by a group called Landmarks, productions are once again brought to the stage. It is the oldest opera house in the state still in use today. Located downtown Fort Payne, Alabama. For group tours of the Opera House call (256)845-0720.
More Information at these important web sites:
- DeKalb County Department of Tourism http://www.tourdekalb.com
- Lookout Mountain, Alabama http://www.discoverlookoutmountain.com
Did you know? Fort Payne is the "Sock Capital of the World." The hosiery industry in DeKalb County is 90 years young and counting. There are some 150 factories in the county that together employ over 7,800 people. These mills and employees ship out 3 Million Dozen Pairs of socks each week. It is estimated that 1 in every 7 in the world that puts on a pair of socks that those socks came from Fort Payne, Alabama!