Talladega /ˌtæləˈdɪɡə/ is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. It was incorporated in 1835. At the 2010 census the population was 15,676. The city is the county seat of Talladega County. Talladega is approximately 50 miles (80 km) east of Birmingham.
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4.5 based on 328 reviews
The third largest racetrack in Alabama offers hourly van tours of the track.
Attended the Alabama 500 for the first time and camped in the infield. We camped in Red, came in on Wednesday and left Monday morning. Coming into the infield for the first time, it would have been nice to have a little more guidance on where to go when driving a RV, but we figured it out. Restrooms were kept clean for the 2 days, but then broke and were replaced with porta potties, which in that area, there isn't much light, would suggest adding lights if you have to bring those in. Camping spots aren't huge but are advertised, and we had a great view of turn 2. With as many generators running and as close as everyone is parked there are lot of fumes and devices like the Gen-turi Generator Exhaust are not required or encouraged, however I would recommend them!
There are people driving around selling ice in open vehicles, and their are pump out and water fill up services that are readily available for decent price. They pick up trash daily from the sites. Friday night events were fun, and the Saturday night concert was ok (not a Colt Ford fan), Sunday race was great!. There are fire ants everywhere, not sure why they don't try to remove those before all the campers come in, so bring something with you to deal with those. Some people also bring mowers to mow their sites before they set up.
Overall a great experience and hope to come back!
4 based on 247 reviews
Desoto Caverns Family Fun Park , one of Alabama's magnificent natural wonders, rests in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Desoto Caverns was the first officially recorded cave of record in 1796, with a main room 12 stories high and 100 yards long. Today Desoto Caverns Family Fun Park is a popular attraction with rides, exhibits and outdoor activities the whole family can enjoy.
Stopped here with my husband on a road trip. Would highly recommend to folks with kids. They have many family activities and the cave is pretty and has local history associated with it. The tour also ends with a laser light show.Hi Christin, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your time. We hope you have a wonderful rest of your road trip.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
The day started by getting the closest parking space to the front door in a huge parking lot. Out tour was planned before we bought our new Odyssey and was an adventure. Total time needed is two hours for checking in, orientation, tour and a small QNA at the end. This 14 year old plant produces Accura, RidgeLine and Odysseys.......We saw 1st hand a most modern, well run manufacturing plant where we were able to see and meet some of the people who bought the last two vehicles we purchased. If you have never toured a facility such as this you will be amazed. Honda brings in rolls of steel, melts it, pours engine blocks and then builds a vehicle around it............"FROM STEEL TO STREET".....Ms Amy Mathison conducts these tours twice daily on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You will smile as she relays her days as a child palying in the very field(Ol Man Watts' field) as a child unaware that one day she would lead folks on tours of this wonderful plant. Check Honda out on line to set up a date to tour. Lincoln, Alabama is on I-20 midway between Atlanta, Ga. and Birmingham, Alabama.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
The Coosa Queen is a 58 foot Riverboat on Logan Martin Lake in Riverside Alabama.
We rode the Riverboat to watch the Summer Lights on Logan Martin. The trip started out good. But for some reason, we anchored at the end of the route of the boat parade. So, instead of seeing 40+ boats, we may have seen 10. Obviously, some of the boats had left the parade. Then, on the way back, the captain got lost.
I was just upset because I took my girls to see the boat lights. Just don't know why he anchored where he did. Then, the long ride back even made it worse. I believe the owner of the boat had friends and family on the boat. Needless to say, they had they're own party on the boat.
The best part of the trip listening to Justin - great music.
5 based on 6 reviews
Full group, was outfitted with rental guns, and electric carts to travel between stations. Very modern and challenging course. Very fair deductions for any bad birds. Allotment of show birds at no charge. It was a great way to introduce friends to Sporting Clays.
4.5 based on 88 reviews
Home to over 140 authentic race cars.
I thought the museum was great. They had a lot of cars and other items from the history of motorsports, but particularly Nascar. My wife is not a motorsports fan, but she really enjoyed the museum as well. There are 3 buildings full of history and some larger exhibits outside. We spent roughly an hour and a half touring the museum and saw everything, we also took the track tour that took 30 minutes. Allow at least 2 hours to see everything.
4.5 based on 48 reviews
We stopped by on our way back to Birmingham from Childersburg. Wish we hadn't. The mill has seen a better day and, if there is an effort to save/preserve it, someone needs to get busy. We paid the $3/person "admission fee", but still unsure why/what that was for. No one offered us a tour of the mill or anything other than, "you are welcome to look around." We walked across the covered bridge...turned around and came back...the other side of the river/stream looks like a great place to find a big snake. Unless you hear that some improvements have been made here...keep driving.
5 based on 7 reviews
I had occasion to visit this venue after attending a CMP course a few weeks ago. I'd read about it but I don't shoot competitions so I never thought much about it. To say I was impressed would be an understatement. The facility is beautiful, the folks are great and the variety of ranges and the number of lanes on each range is impressive.
The targets are all electronic (on the rifle range I shot on) so there's no need for a spotting scope (especially nice for us older guys whose eyesight isn't what it used to be). I've never sighted in a rifle so fast in my entire life!
I only had a couple of hours to stay since I had to get to Atlanta to catch a plane. If I'd have known we were going have the opportunity to go there and shoot after the class I attended, I'd have arranged to stay an extra day. And, if I had more of my firearms with me, I could spend a couple of days there shooting on the various rifle, pistol and shotgun ranges.
I will definitely look for an opportunity to return. The only potential negative is that all of the ranges are outdoors so it could be unpleasant if it's extremely hot or cold. But, due to the electronic targets, even rain wouldn't be an issue (unless it's really heavy) once you got to the covered shooting stations.
I can't wait to find a reason to return to the area and spend more time at the Marksmanship Park!
4 based on 55 reviews
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. Our racing “adventurers” come from all over the country to enjoy a life-defining experience. They receive vital training from top racing instructors, wear real racing suits and safety gear, and climb into the seat of a racecar that was once driven by one of the racing greats. Guided by hand signals from the instructor in the seat next to them, racing adventurers learn how to race just like the pros. We surpass the usual “follow-the-leader” approach to racing and teach our guests how to race like a real NASCAR driver does, finding their own line, drafting, and passing, for optimum fun. A 100% safety record and the endorsements of numerous people that have had the experience testify to the excitement, the safety, and the unforgettable thrill of our racing adventure.
I have been to several NASCAR tracks (Atlanta, Las Vegas, Daytona, Charlotte) for ride-a longs and actual driving. I recently bought 3 6-lap tickets for my sons who are intermediate NASCAR fans. Both have raced on non-NASCAR tracks in Las Vegas. The check-in time was 1pm. We arrived at about 11.30am. Although being the first people to check-in, it wasn't until almost 5pm before they got behind the wheel. There were some things out of the control of the school, but it just took so long and what I saw was; not enough cars on the track (only 4-5 cars on the track and when they needed gas or a tire change that was reduced. Other schools run twice that many and there is always a car ready to go once another hits pit-road.), the "coaches" did not let you really get on it until the last lap (all of the drivers, as well as our own, I spoke to said the instructor kept slowing them down until the last lap. If I pay for 6 laps I want to go 6 laps, not 4 1/2 then push it. I understand safety but one of our drivers races on weekends and even had his own fire suit), drivers were dressed and put in the queue way too soon (they kept calling new drivers when they still had a dozen left to go. Not a huge problem as you would think that would speed things up, but it didn't. I use the adding an on-ramp to an already congested highway analogy), they assign a car for you and if that car has extended laps you just sit and wait even though you were "next" in the queue (we had one of our drivers sit for ~45 minutes after the rest of our group was done because the car that was assigned had several drivers with extra laps - inefficient), no food or concession (if you are going to have your participants on your track for 5+ hours, how about a food stand). At the end of the day, driving a car of this type is always a blast. I would just recommend checking out other options as this was not the best experience we have had driving. Would not recommend this to anyone, especially if there are small children included that want to watch. The temperatures are blazing, you sit for hours and there is little shade.
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