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Attractions in Monroe County

The Red Hills: Touring Monroe County

Rikard's Mill located near Beatrice, Alabama

This north Monroe County tour takes you through several picturesque villages and the Rikard’s Mill History Park. Leave Monroeville on State Highway 21 North. As you leave Courthouse Square on State Highway 21 North, note the turn- of-the-century homes on your left, also, the Monroe County Public Library, which is in the restored LaSalle Hotel, […]

Davis Ferry

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Davis Ferry  is located on the Alabama River at the Haines Island Park in Monroe County.  The old ferry boat that is used at Davis Ferry has been around for a long time.  It was moved from upriver at Holley Ferry in the early 1970’s when the Highway 10 bridge was completed and opened for […]

Atticus Finch Monument at Old Courthouse in Monroeville, AL

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Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was born and raised in Monroeville, AL. The fictional town of Maycomb is modeled on Monroeville.  Atticus Finch, the central character in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a lawyer and resident of Maycomb and the father of “Jem” and “Scout”. In 2003, Atticus […]

Bells Landing Park

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Bells Landing Park’s 320 acres contain a variety of habitats, ranging from pine forest atop the uplands at the entrance to river bottom hardwoods along Tallatchee Creek. Continue west 0.4 miles to the parking area at the boat ramp and park.The road to the camp sites north of Bells Landing Road and the boat ramp […]

Haines Island Park

View along the Big-Leaf Magnolia Trail.

Haines Island Park is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Whether you’re inclined to drive, hike, canoe or kayak, Haines Island offers a fantastic opportunity to observe nature in a natural setting. Birding can be spectacular. Extending through the park to the Alabama River is a well maintained gravel road.  The entrance to […]