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Points Of Interest
Whether you are planning a short trip or a long stay in Shelby County, we hope you will find this page helpful in locating an interesting destination that fits you or your group’s curiosity.
1996 Fields Soccer Complex

1996 Fields Soccer Complex

The 1996 Fields has more than 50 acres on site including six soccer fields behind the Sports Blast facility.

Adaptive Aquatics

Adaptive Aquatics

Adaptive Aquatics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction, teaching and advancement of adapted water skiing for children and adults with physical "disabilities."

Alabama National Cemetery

Alabama National Cemetery

The new 479-acre national cemetery in Montevallo will serve veterans' needs for at least the next 50 years.

Alabama Wildlife Center

Alabama Wildlife Center

Mostly a volunteer operated nonprofit, the Alabama Wildlife Center was founded in 1977 and is Alabama's oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation organization.

Aldrich Coal Mine Museum

Aldrich Coal Mine Museum

This historic Industrial attraction features coal mining memorabilia, a mine replica and vintage equipment photographs of the town of Aldrich at its coal-mining peak.

American Village, The

American Village, The

A recreated colonial village and historic park on 113 acres features interactive programs with costumed historical interpreters who help visitors relive the great American experiment in liberty and self-government.

Baptist Shelby Medical Center

Baptist Shelby Medical Center

Baptist Health System, Inc. is the largest health care system in Alabama and one of the state's largest employers.

Cahaba River

Cahaba River

Alabama's longest free flowing river supports 135 different species of fish -- more than any river of comparable size in North America. It is ideal for canoeing, fishing and exploring.

Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area

Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area

Alabama's wildlife management area with 41,500 acres offers excellent opportunities for large and small game hunting.

Ebenezer Swamp Wetlands Interpretive and Research

Ebenezer Swamp Wetlands Interpretive and Research Center

The University of Montevallo's Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve is located on Spring Creek, approximately six miles northeast of the University.

Harpersville Drive-In

Harpersville Drive-In

There’s a place in Shelby County to see a first-run movie that is actually a blast from the past – a Drive-In theater.

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Step back in time and relive the golden age of railroads and the people who built and operated them.

Helena Amphitheater

Helena Amphitheater

Helena's Outdoor Amphitheater located in Old Town Helena, is an outdoor concert hall, festival grounds, movie theater, and special event location all wrapped up in one place.

Hidden Creek Ranch

Hidden Creek Ranch

Hidden Creek Ranch offers a glimpse of the cowboy life.

Jefferson State Community College Shelby County Ca

Jefferson State Community College

Jefferson State Community College is a fully accredited, two-year college serving the metropolitan Birmingham area.

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Kanawahala Program Center

Kanawahala Program Center (KPC) is part of Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama and is designed for girls who love the outdoors including a 40-acre private lake and junior Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington

Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington

The Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington houses one of the largest privately owned collections of George and Martha Washington memorabilia outside of Mt. Vernon.

Lake Purdy

Lake Purdy

Primarily a source of drinking water for the Birmingham Water Works.

Lay Lake

Lay Lake

This 12,000 acre lake has 289 miles of shoreline and has played host to the Bass Masters Classic Tournament.

Miller's Cheese House

Miller's Cheese House

Miller's Cheese House offers a fine selection of homemade jellies, butters, preserves, jams, cheese and other fine sauces.

Morgan Creek Vineyards

Morgan Creek Vineyards

A family owned and operated vineyard, Morgan Creek specializes in Southern varietals of wines ranging from drier style red wines to sweeter fruit wines.

Mt. Laurel

Mt. Laurel

Mt. Laurel is a traditional neighborhood that is cut into the land with respect for nature.

Oak Mountain Amphitheater

Oak Mountain Amphitheater

Each year between April and October, some of the world's top musicians perform in this beautiful outdoor arena with 10,554 seats.

Oak Mountain Interpretive Center

Oak Mountain Interpretive Center

The Oak Mountain Interpretive Center is a center for environmental education, ecological research and family recreation.

Old Baker Farm

Old Baker Farm

The Old Baker Farm was established in 1899 and stands as a historic marker of days gone by.

Old Quinn Cemetery

Old Quinn Cemetery

This cemetery was established June 2, 1849 by veteran of the War of 1812, Loftin Quinn.

Old Town Helena

Old Town Helena

Helena was founded in 1877 on the banks of Buck Creek and named after a railroad worker's wife.

Ozan Vineyard and Cellars

Ozan Vineyard & Cellars

Ozan Vineyard & Cellars has been in operation since 2005, offering barrel aged red and white wines from estate grapes and from fresh grapes supplied from East Coast vineyards.

Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena

Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena

The Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena is perfect for conventions, sporting events, trade shows and includes two indoor ice skating rinks.

Pelham Racquet Club

Pelham Racquet Club

The Pelham Racquet Club is a public tennis facility consisting of 20 clay courts and five hard courts, all lighted with above tournament grade lighting.

Saunders Covered Bridge

Saunders Covered Bridge

Discover the charm of yesteryear in the Bob Saunders Covered Bridge located in the Saunders Bridge Subdivision.

Shelby County Exhibition Center

Shelby County Exhibition Center

This building and grounds are the site of such annual events as the Shelby County Fair, rodeos and various other events.

Shelby County Museum and Archives

Shelby County Museum and Archives

The Shelby County Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, collection, and preservation of all things related to the history of Shelby County Alabama; to the encouragement, promotion, and sponsorship of historical research and the public dissemination of that research; to the acquisition of physical artifacts and documents and provision of their public display; and to the presentation of educational programs and other activities for our citizens and visitors about our past history and our heritage.

Shelby Iron Works

Shelby Iron Works

One of only two such mills existing in the South at the outbreak of the Civil War, this plant produced the armor that covered the hull of the famous Confederate gunboat "Tennessee".

Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery

Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery

The Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery was established in Shelby Springs when the Confederate Hospital was moved from Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Sports Blast Shelby County

Sports Blast Shelby County

Sports Blast is a premier multi-field indoor sports facility that is universally recognized as providing the finest year round game experience.

University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo

The University of Montevallo offers students from throughout the state and region an educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies.

Vizzini Farms Winery

Vizzini Farms Winery

Vizzini Farms Winery makes wines from the finest Alabama and West Coast vinifera grapes.


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