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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SHELBY COUNTY ALABAMA

                        Wineries                                                  Important Numbers
                                                                      All Emergencies                                             911
                                                                                                                                                            Important Places                                                                                                                                             VISITOR’S GUIDE
                                                                                                                                        1     Shelby County Airport
                                                                      Sheriff’s Office                                      669-4181          Shelby County's general aviation airport has a 5,001 ft.
                                                                      Circuit Clerk                                         669-3760          single runway. The airport has a full parallel taxiway, and
                                                                                                                                              offers aircraft storage, fueling, flight instruction, pilot
                                                                      Property Tax Commissioner                             670-6900
                                                                                                                                              training and maintenance services.
                                                                      County Manager                                        669-3708          Leasing: 205-670-6359
                                                                      Highway Department & County Engineer                  669-3880          Sanders Pilot Training: 205-670-6FLY
                                                                      Animal Control                                        669-8766          Flight Operations: 205-620-0485
                                                                                                                                              Location: Exit 234/I-65; Calera
                                                                      Business Revenue Department                           669-3706
                                                                      County Personnel Department                           669-3742    2     Shelby County Courthouse
                                                                      Development Services                                  620-6650          District, Probate & Circuit Judges; Circuit Clerk, District Attorney,
                                                                                                                                              Public Defender, Juvenile Court, Probate Recording, License
                                                                      Driving Exams                                                           Office, Coroner, and Drug Court.
                                                                               Columbiana                                   669-2614          Location: Corner of Depot Street & Hwy. 47,
                                                                               Pelham                                       620-6606            Main Street, Columbiana
                                                                      License Office                                                          Information: 205-669-3760
                                                                               Columbiana                                   670-6836          Website – www.shelbycountyalabama.com
105   Morgan Creek Vineyards                                                   Inverness                                    670-6826                                                                                                                   Shelby County
      A family owned and operated vineyard, Morgan Creek                                                                                3     Shelby County Services Building                                                                  www.shelbyal.com • (205) 669-3740
                                                                               Pelham                                       620-6600
      specializes in Southern varietals of wines ranging from                                                                                 License Office, Development Services, Economic and Industrial
      drier style red wines to sweeter fruit wines. Free tours        Environmental Services                                669-3737          Development, State Legislative Delegation Constituents                    Shelby County Economic and Industrial Development Authority
      and tastings available.                                         Poison Control                                        933-4050          Office, E911, Driver's License Exam and Greater Shelby County                            www.sceida.org • (205) 620-6640
      Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm                               Probate Office                                        669-3710          Chamber of Commerce.                                                                   Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
      Location: 181 Morgan Creek Lane                                                                                                         Location: 1000 County Services Drive, Pelham                                              www.shelbychamber.com • (205) 663-4542
                                                                      Hoover Board of Education                                               Information: 205-620-6600
      Information: 205-672-2053 or 877-672-2053
      Website – www.morgancreekwinery.com                                     Central Office                                439-1000          Website – www.shelbycountyalabama.com                                                           Calera Chamber of Commerce
                                                                              Transportation                                439-1120                                                                                                        www.calerachamber.org • (205) 668-3023
106   Ozan Vineyard & Cellars                                                                                                           4     McDow Road Facilities
                                                                      Shelby County Board of Education                                                                                                                                   South Shelby Chamber of Commerce
      The winery at Ozan has been in operation since                           Main Office                                  682-7000          Juvenile Detention Center, Sheriff's Operations Center &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       www.southshelbychamber.com • (205) 669-9075
      2005, offering barrel aged red and white wines from                                                                                     Adult Jail, Sheriff's Training Center & Firing Range Complex,
                                                                               Transportation                               682-7130
      estate grapes and from fresh grapes supplied from                                                                                       Animal Services Building.                                                                     Montevallo Chamber of Commerce
      East Coast vineyards.                                           Shelby County Emergency Management                    669-3999          Location: McDow Road, Columbiana                                                              www.montevallocc.org • (205) 665-1519
                                                                      Shelby County Economic &                                                Website – www.shelbycountyalabama.com                                                                                                                                                                                       FEATURING
      Hours: Tastings are Friday and Saturday 12 pm-6 pm
       or by appointment                                              Industrial Development Authority                      620-6640                                                                                                         Hoover Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                        5     Shelby West Corporate Park                                                                   www.hooverchamber.org • (205) 988-5672
      Location: 173 Hwy 301, Calera (I-65, Exit 228)
      Information: 205-668-OZAN (6926)
                                                                      Voter Registration                                    669-3913
                                                                                                                                              This 400 acre industrial park, strategically located on the                                                                                                                                                          A County Map
      Website – www.ozanwine.com                                                                                                              I-65 corridor, provides sites for light manufacturing,
                                                                                                                                              distribution and corporate headquarters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lodging
107   Vizzini Farms Winery
      Located in Calera Alabama, Vizzini Farms Winery makes                                    Hospital                                       Location: Exit 234/I-65; adjacent to the Shelby County Airport
                                                                                                                                              Information: 205-620-6640
      wines from the finest Alabama and West Coast                                                                                            Website – www.sceida.org                                                                                      www.shelbyal.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Points of Interest
      Vinifera Grapes. Visit one of Alabama’s newest wineries
      for a tasting, tour or a meal.                             6    Baptist Shelby Medical Center                                     92    Pelham Civic Complex
      Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am-6 pm,                              With over 180 active physicians and recent expansions,                  Conveniently located next to Verizon Wireless Music Center                                                                                                                                                            Golf Courses
        Friday and Saturday 10 am-9 pm                                Shelby Baptist has exciting plans for the future.                       with easy access to I-65, the complex is perfect for conventions,
      Location: Hwy 87, I-65 Exit 234                                                                                                         sporting events, trade shows and includes two NHL-size indoor
      Information: 205-685-0655 or 877-780-WINE
                                                                      Location: 1000 First Street North, Alabaster
                                                                      Information and Appointments: 205-620-8100                              ice skating rinks. Public skate sessions daily and skate lessons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Paid for in part by funds from the State of Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and county lodging tax.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The American Village
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Parks & Recreation
      Website – www.vizzinifarmswinery.com                            Physician Referral Line:1-877-222-7847                                  available.
                                                                                                                                              Location: Exit 246/I-65; Located on Amphitheater Road
                                                                      Website – www.bhsala.com
                                                                                                                                              Information: 205-620-6448                                                                                      10/07 - 50,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And More!
                                                                                                                                              Website – www.pelhamciviccomplex.com




                     Golf Courses                                                                                                                           Parks & Recreation
                                                                 11    Montevallo Golf Club                                                  17   Beeswax Creek Park                                                    27     Heardmont Park                                                                       35   Shelby Park
                                                                       Hours: Open seven days a week. Tee times available for                     Boat launch facilities, picnic pavilions, grills, basketball court,          Seventy-four acres; includes the Oak Mountain High School                                 Baseball field, playground and swings, two picnic
                                                                         weekend play with advanced reservations. Golf carts and                  2 piers and a walking trail.                                                 Football Stadium with rubberized track, baseball, softball,                               pavilions and walking track.
                                                                         pull carts available.                                                    Location: Lay Lake; Columbiana/Wilsonville area                              soccer and playground facilities, walking trails, tennis courts                           Location: Shelby / County Road 42 & 302
                                                                       Location: From Hwy.119 turn west onto Middle St.                            Adjacent to Beeswax Creek off Hwy. 145                                      and a senior center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Location: Exit 246/I-65; travel approx. 4 miles east on Hwy.119                      36   Spain Park
                                                                        (Hwy. 10) to County Road 204
                                                                       Information and Tee Times: 205-665-8057
                                                                                                                                            18    Buck Creek Park                                                                                                                                                        Two baseball fields, two softball fields, public batting
                                                                                                                                                  Three softball fields, a football field, picnic tables,               28     J. W. Donahoo Park
                                                                       Website – www.cityofmontevallo.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                cages, and children’s playground.
                                                                                                                                                  walking trail and linear park.                                               Playground, swing set, picnic area, play meadow,baseball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Location: Adjacent to Hoover's Spain Park High School
                                                                                                                                                  Location: Sixth Ave. SW in Alabaster                                         field, pavilions and paved walking trail.
                                                                 12    Oak Mountain State Park Golf Course                                                                                                                     Location: Harpersville / County Road 79
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          on Valleydale Road and Jaguar Drive
                                                                       Hours: Open seven days a week. Tee times available with              19    Cahaba Lily Park
                                                                        five-day advance notice and before noon only. After noon,                 Playground, swing set, restrooms, picnic areas, 4 pavilions           29     Oak Meadow Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    37   SportsBlast 1996 Fields
                                                                        the course is open to all on a first-come first-served basis.             with grills and lighted walking trails.                                      Playground, swing set, picnic areas, play meadow,                                         Fifty-eight acres with six soccer fields and linear park.
                                                                       Location: Exit 246/I-65; follow signs to park                              Location: Helena / County Road 52                                            pavilions, paved walking trail and soccer field.                                          Location: Hwy. 280, 3 miles south of Hwy.119,
                                                                       Information and Tee Times: 205-620-2522                                                                                                                 Location: Wilsonville / County Road 103                                                    behind Sports Blast; Dunnovant Valley Trail
7     Ballantrae Golf Club                                             Website – www.alapark.com
                                                                                                                                            20    Cahaba River Park                                                                                                                                                      Information: 205-981-6629
                                                                                                                                                  Under Construction                                                    30     Oak Mountain State Park                                                                   Website – www.1996fields.com
      Hours: Open 7 days a week. Tee times available five days
                                                                 13    Timberline Golf Club                                                       Location: Boothton/Pea Ridge and Helena                                      Ten thousand acres; features golf, mountain bike
        in advance.
                                                                       Hours: Open seven days a week. Tee times available seven                                                                                                trails, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, overnight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    38   Stephen’s Park
      Location: Exit 242/I-65; Highway 52 E; County Road 11;                                                                                21    Chelsea Recreational Park
                                                                        days in advance. Carts available.                                                                                                                      accommodations and more!                                                                  Thirty-eight acres, pavilions, three baseball/softball
        second Weatherly entrance (1300 Ballantrae Club Drive)                                                                                    Soccer field, playground, lighted walking trail, baseball/
                                                                       Location: Exit 228/I-65; follow signs                                                                                                                   Location: Exit 246/I-65; follow signs                                                     fields, walking track, playground and a lake area.
      Information and Tee Times: 205-620-GOLF (4653)                                                                                              softball fiels and pavilions.
                                                                       Information and Tee Times: 205-668-7888                                                                                                                                                                                                           Location: Highway 10; one mile from downtown
      Website – www.ballantraegolf.com                                                                                                            Location: Chelsea / County Road 39
                                                                       Website – www.timberlinegc.com                                                                                                                   31     Oliver Park                                                                                 Montevallo
8     Eagle Point Golf Club                                                                                                                 22    Columbiana Sports Complex                                                    Five baseball fields, softball field, picnic pavilions, tennis
                                                                                                                                                  Four-field baseball complex, football/soccer field,                                                                                                               39   Vandiver Park
      Hours: Open seven days a week.Tee times available with           PRIVATE CLUBS                                                                                                                                           and basketball courts,a nature trail,football/soccer practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Paved walking trail, playground, swings, pavilions
       seven day notice. Features 18 hole, par 71 championship                                                                                    playground, swings, pavilions, lighted paved walking                         fields and the Calera High School Football Stadium.
                                                                                                                                                  track and parking.                                                                                                                                                     and parking.
       golf facility.                                            14    Inverness Country Club                                                                                                                                  Location: On Hwy. 25 in Calera                                                            Location: Vandiver / County Road 43
                                                                                                                                                  Location: Columbiana, McDow Road
      Location: 4500 Eagle Point Drive, just off Hwy. 280              Location: Valleydale Road
      Information and Tee Times: 205-991-9070                          Information and Tee Times: 205-991-8608                                                                                                          32     Orr Park                                                                             40   Veterans Park on Hwy. 119
                                                                                                                                            23    Forest Parks                                                                 Forty acres, pavilions, three baseball fields, three walking
      Website – www.eaglepointgolfclub.com                             Website – www.diamondclubs.com                                             Two basketball courts, tot lot, soccer fields, swing set,                                                                                                              Five-field baseball/softball complex, playground,
                                                                                                                                                  nature trails and restrooms.                                                 trails, two playgrounds and a community center.                                           swings, lighted paved walking trail, pavilions, large play
9     Magnolia Hills                                             15    Greystone Golf & Country Club                                              Location: Hwy. 280 / Between County Roads 41 & 43                            Location: 1/2 mile off Main Street in Montevallo                                          meadows, competition skateboard park, small lakes
      Hours: Open seven days a week. Tee times available               Location: Hugh Daniel Drive                                                                                                                      33                                                                                               and restrooms.
                                                                                                                                            24    Fun Go Holler Park                                                           Pelham City Park                                                                          Location: Alabaster / Hwy. 119
        seven days in advance. Carts available.                        Information and Tee Times: 205-986-5120
                                                                                                                                                  One softball field, playground, lighted walking trail, and                   Two playgrounds, six baseball/softball fields, a walking
      Location: 315 County Road 47 South, Columbiana                   Website – www.greystonecc.com
                                                                                                                                                  one basketball court.                                                        trail, a football field and a practice field.                                        41   Veterans Park on Valleydale
      Information and Tee Times: 205-670-0031                                                                                                                                                                                  Location: Off Hwy. 31 in Pelham
                                                                                                                                                  Location: Pelham / I-65; County Road 52                                                                                                                                Five and 8K cross-country course, two pavilions and two
                                                                 16    Shoal Creek Golf & Country Club
10    The Meadows Golf Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              children’s playgrounds with swingsets.
                                                                       Location: Co. Hwy. 41                                                25    George W. Roy Recreational Park                                       34     Pelham Racquet Club
      Hours: Open seven days a week, except Christmas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Location: Valleydale Road/Jaguar Drive;
                                                                       Information and Tee Times: 205-991-9000                                    Paved walking trail, playground, swing set, four pavilions                   Twenty soft courts and five hard courts. Yearly member-                                    Inverness/Hoover area
       Walking permitted after 3 p.m. Tee times available              Website – www.shoalcreekclub.com                                           and restrooms.                                                               ships and daily court fees available.
       seven days in advance.                                                                                                                     Location: Calera / 2nd Avenue                                                                                                                                     42   Westover Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Location: Exit 242/I-65; County Road 52 East
      Location: 1 Plantation Drive, off Hwy. 280, Harpersville                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Three youth soccer fields, playground, swings, lighted
                                                                                                                                            26    Gorman Park                                                                  Information: 205-621-3380
      Information and Tee Times: 205-672-7529                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            paved walking trail, pavilions and restrooms.
                                                                                                                                                  Boat ramp, pier, group pavilion, picnic areas and walking trail.             Website – www.pelhamracquetclub.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Location: Old US Hwy. 280, behind the Westover
                                                                                                                                                  Location: Vincent / County Road 62; Coosa River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Town Hall




                       Lodging, Campgrounds & Conference Centers
43    Alabama 4-H Lodging & Conference Center                         51   Candlewood Suites-Alabaster                                      60    Holiday Inn Express                                                   68     Murdock Mansion                                                                76    Residence Inn by Marriott
      892 4-H Road                                                         1004 Balmoral Drive                                                    260 Cahaba Valley Road                                                       7512 Highway 55                                                                      3 Greenhill Parkway
      Columbiana, AL 35051                                                 Alabaster, AL 35007                                                    Pelham, AL 35124                                                             Wilsonville, AL 35186                                                                Birmingham, AL 35242
      Phone: 205-669-4241                                                  OPENING 2008                                                           Phone: 205-987-8888                                                          Phone: 205-678-9998                                                                  Phone: 205-991-8686
      WEBSITE – www.alabama4hcenter.org                                                                                                           WEBSITE – www.ichotelsgroup.com                                              WEBSITE – www.murdockmansion.com                                                     WEBSITE – www.marriott.com/bhmox
                                                                      52   Columbiana Inn Bed & Breakfast
44    Americas Best Value Inn                                              306 East College Street                                                                                                                             Oak Mountain Lodge (Pelham)
                                                                                                                                            61    Holiday Inn Express                                                   69                                                                                    77    Shelby Motor Lodge
      11960 Hwy. 25                                                        Columbiana, AL 35051
                                                                                                                                                  357 Hwy. 304                                                                 1902 Hwy. 31 South                                                                   1560 First Street N.
      Calera, AL 35040                                                     Phone: 205-669-1450
                                                                                                                                                  Calera, AL 35040                                                             Birmingham, AL 35244                                                                 Alabaster, AL 35007
                                                                           WEBSITE –www.columbianainn.com
      Phone: 205-668-4800                                                                                                                         Phone: 205-668-3641                                                          Phone: 205-985-9117                                                                  Phone: 205-663-1070
      WEBSITE – www.bestvalueinn.com                                  53   Comfort Suites                                                         WEBSITE – www.ichotelsgroup.com                                              WEBSITE – www.oakmountainlodge.com
                                                                           2235 Pelham Parkway                                                                                                                                                                                                                78    Sleep Inn
45    Arthur’s Conference Center                                           Pelham, AL 35124                                                 62    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites                                    70     Oak Mountain Lodge (Hwy. 280)                                                        200 Southgate Drive
      144 Business Center Drive                                            Phone: 205-982-1999                                                    156 Resource Center Parkway                                                  5429 Hwy. 280 East                                                                   Pelham, AL 35124
      Birmingham, AL 35244                                                 WEBSITE –www.choicehotels.com                                          Birmingham, AL 35242                                                         Birmingham, AL 35242                                                                 Phone: 205-982-9800
      Phone: 205-982-6338                                                                                                                         Phone: 205-776-6370                                                          Phone: 205-991-0100                                                                  WEBSITE – www.sleepinn.com
      WEBSITE – www.arthurscc.com                                     54   Days Inn                                                               WEBSITE – www.ichotelsgroup.com                                              WEBSITE – www.oakmountainlodge.com
                                                                           11691 Hwy. 25 & I-65                                                                                                                                                                                                               79    Studio Plus (Inverness)
46    Best Western Mountain Brook (Inverness)                              Calera, AL 35040                                                 63    Homewood Suites by Hilton- Inverness                                  71     Oak Mountain State Park                                                              101 Cahaba Park Circle
      4627 Hwy. 280                                                        Phone: 205-668-0560                                                                                                                                 200 Terrace Drive
                                                                                                                                                  215 Inverness Center Drive                                                                                                                                        Birmingham, AL 35242
      Birmingham, AL 35242                                                 WEBSITE – www.daysinn.com                                                                                                                           Pelham, AL 35124
                                                                                                                                                  Birmingham, AL 35242                                                                                                                                              Phone: 205-408-0107
      Phone: 205-991-9977                                                                                                                                                                                                      Phone: 205-620-2524
                                                                           Fairfield Inn                                                          Phone: 205-995-9823                                                                                                                                               WEBSITE – www.studioplus.com
      WEBSITE – www.bestwestern.com                                   55                                                                                                                                                       WEBSITE – www.alapark.com
                                                                           707 Key Drive                                                          WEBSITE – www.homewoodsuites.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        72     Pelham Civic Complex                                                           80    Travelodge
47    Best Western at Oak Mountain                                         Birmingham, AL 35242
                                                                           Phone: 205-991-1055                                              64    Hyatt Place                                                                  500 Amphitheater Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    410 Oak Mountain Circle
      100 Bishop Circle                                                                                                                           4686 Hwy. 280 E                                                                                                                                                   Pelham, AL 35124
                                                                           WEBSITE – www.fairfieldinn.com                                                                                                                      Pelham, AL 35124
      Pelham, AL 35124                                                                                                                            Birmingham, AL 35242                                                                                                                                              Phone: 205-987-2233
      Phone: 205-982-1113                                                                                                                                                                                                      Phone: 205-620-6448
                                                                      56   Hampton Inn                                                            Phone: 205-995-9242
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WEBSITE – www.pelhamciviccomplex.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WEBSITE – www.travelodge.com
      WEBSITE – www.bestwestern.com                                        93 Metro Drive                                                         WEBSITE – www.hyattplace.com
                                                                           Calera, AL 35040                                                                                                                             73     Quality Inn                                                                    81    Value Place
48    Birmingham South Campground a Good Sam Park                          Phone: 205-668-6565                                              65    Intown Suites                                                                                                                                                     101 Bishop Circle
      222 Hwy. 33                                                                                                                                                                                                              110 Cahaba Valley Parkway
                                                                           WEBSITE – www.hamptoninn.com                                           1840 Southpark Drive                                                                                                                                              Pelham, AL 35124
      Pelham, AL 35124                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pelham, AL 35124
                                                                                                                                                  Hoover, AL 35244                                                                                                                                                  Phone: 205-444-3008
      Phone: 205-664-8832; 800-772-8832                                    Hampton Inn & Suites                                                                                                                                Phone: 205-444-9200
                                                                      57                                                                          Phone: 205-988-9444                                                                                                                                               WEBSITE – www.valueplace.com
      WEBSITE – www.birminghamsouthcampground.com                          232 Cahaba Valley Road                                                                                                                              WEBSITE – www.choicehotels.com
                                                                                                                                                  WEBSITE – www.intownsuites.com                                                                                                                                    OPENING 2008
                                                                           Pelham, AL 35124
49    Blue Spring Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn                                Phone: 205-313-9500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        74     Ramada Limited
                                                                                                                                            66    LaQuinta Inn and Suites (Riverchase)                                         113 Cahaba Valley Park E.                                                      82    Wingate by Wyndham
      2870 Hwy. 83                                                         WEBSITE – www.hamptoninn.com                                           120 Riverchase Parkway East                                                                                                                                       800 Corporate Ridge Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pelham, AL 35124
      Vincent, AL 35178                                                                                                                           Birmingham, AL 35244                                                                                                                                              Birmingham, AL 35242
                                                                      58   Harpersville Motel                                                                                                                                  Phone: 205-987-0444
      Phone: 205-672-9955                                                                                                                         Phone: 205-403-0096                                                                                                                                               Phone: 205-995-8586
                                                                           4941 Hwy. 280 E.                                                                                                                                    WEBSITE – www.ramada.com
      WEBSITE – www.bluespringmanor.com                                    Harpersville, AL 35078                                                 WEBSITE – www.lq.com                                                                                                                                              WEBSITE – www.wingateinns.com
                                                                           Phone: 205-672-7038                                                                                                                          75     Ramsay Conference Center & Lodge
50    Candlewood Suites                                                                                                                     67    McKibbon House Bed & Breakfast Inn                                           University of Montevallo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              83    YMCA Hargis Retreat
      600 Corporate Ridge Drive                                       59   Holiday Inn                                                            611 East Boundary Street                                                                                                                                          928 Hargis Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               24 Vine Street
      Birmingham, AL 35242                                                 1009 Balmoral Drive                                                    Montevallo, AL 35115                                                                                                                                              Chelsea, AL 35043
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Montevallo, AL 35115
      Phone: 205-991-0272; 877-226-3639                                    Alabster, AL 35007                                                     Phone: 205-665-1275                                                                                                                                               Phone: 205-678-6512
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Phone: 205-665-6280
      WEBSITE – www.candlewoodsuites.com                                   OPENING 2008                                                           WEBSITE – www.mckibbonhouse.com                                                                                                                                   WEBSITE – www.ymcabham.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WEBSITE – www.montevallo.edu/cont_ed
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                Shelby County, Alabama • Points of Interest
84   Alabama Wildlife Center                                               88   Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area                                                     92    Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington                                                          95   Paradise Point Marina & RV Resort                                        100   Shelby Iron Works
     Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center,               Alabama's wildlife management area with 41,500 acres offers                                     This museum houses one of the largest privately owned                                                      Hours: Tues. - Sat. 9am - 5 pm; Sun. 10am - 5pm                                One of only two such mills existing in the South at the outbreak
     and a 2006 Rand McNally Editor’s Pick, cares annually for                  excellent opportunities for large and small game hunting.                                       collections of George and Martha Washington memorabilia                                                    Location: 231 Paradise Point Drive, Columbiana                                 of the Civil War, this plant produced the armor that covered the
     more than 2,500 animals of over 100 species in order to                    Location: County Road 91, west of Helena                                                        outside of Mt. Vernon.                                                                                     Information: 205-669-1515                                                      hull of the famous Confederate gunboat "Tennessee."
     return them to the wild.                                                   Information: 205-339-5716 (Alabama Division of Wildlife                                         Hours: Weekdays, 10 am-3 pm,                                                                                                                                                              Location: County Road 42
     Hours: 9 am-5 pm, 365 days a year, groups call in advance                   and Freshwater Fisheries District 3 Office)                                                     Guided Tours- Wed-Fri.- 10 am-3 pm.                                                                  96   Pelham Civic Complex                                                           Information: 205-669-2465
     Location: 100 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL, Oak Mt. State Park                  Website – www.outdooralabama.com                                                                Location: 50 Lester Street, Columbiana (next to the Harrison                                               Conveniently located next to Verizon Wireless Music Center with
     Information: 205-663-7930                                                                                                                                                    Regional Library)                                                                                        easy access to I-65,the complex is perfect for conventions, sporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    101   Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery
     Website – www.awrc.org                                                89   Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum                                                                  Information: 205-669-8767                                                                                  events, trade shows and includes two NHL-size indoor ice skating               Owned by the Shelby County Historical Society, the
                                                                                This volunteer-operated museum takes you back to the golden                                     Website – www.washingtonmuseum.com                                                                         rinks. Public skate sessions daily and skate lessons available.                Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery was established in
85   Aldrich Coal Mine Museum                                                   age of railroads and the rich heritage of those who built and                                                                                                                                              Location: Exit 246/I-65; Located on Amphitheater Road                          Shelby Springs, Alabama when the Confederate Hospital
     This historic industrial attraction features coal mining                   operated them.                                                                            93    Lay Lake                                                                                                   Information: 205-620-6448                                                      was moved from Vicksburg, Mississippi. There are 277
     memorabilia, a mine replica, vintage equipment, photographs,               Hours: Tues-Sat: 9 am-4 pm, Train Rides Sat. 11 am,                                             This 12,000 acre lake has 289 miles of shoreline and has                                                   Website – www.pelhamciviccomplex.com                                           Confederate Veterans buried in the cemetery.
     and five murals painted by Italian artist Giuseppi Moretti,                 1:30 pm and 3 pm. (Closed January-March)                                                       played host to the Bass Masters Classic Tournament.                                                                                                                                       Information: 205-669-3912
     the creator of Vulcan in Birmingham.                                       Location: Exit 228/I-65; Hwy. 25, Calera; follow signs                                          Information: Available at most area sporting goods
     Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1 pm-4 pm                                                                                                                                and tackle shops.                                                                                                                                                                 102   SportsBlast Shelby County
                                                                                Information: 205-668-3435; 1-800-943-4490
                                                                                                                                                                                Website – www.outdooralabama.com                                                                                                                                                          This 44,000 sq./ft. indoor sports complex features soccer
      or by appointment                                                         Website – www.hodrrm.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  leagues, arena flag football leagues, jazzercise classes,
     Location: West of Montevallo, County Road 203                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        instructional classes for children, summer camps and facility
     Information: 205-665-2886                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rentals for groups, team practices, trade shows and parties.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Location: 19220 Hwy. 280 E, Birmingham
86   The American Village                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Information: 205-980-1701
     This recreated colonial village and historic park sits on 113                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Website – www.sportsblastsc.com
     acres and features interactive programs with costumed
     historical interpreters who help visitors relive the great                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     103   University of Montevallo
     American experiment in liberty and self-government.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Founded in 1896, Alabama’s only public, liberal arts university
     Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    97   Shelby County Arts Council                                                     offers an unparalleled “small college”education experience on
      and Sun. 1 pm-5 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Founded in 2004, the Shelby County Arts Council was formed                     a beautiful campus.
     Location: Exit 234/I-65; 4 miles to Montevallo; follow signs                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to unleash the creative talents of all individuals.The Academy                 Cultural Information: 205-665-6230
     Information: 205-665-3535; 1-877-811-1776                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             serves the entire community, reaching all economic levels,                     Admissions: 205-665-6030 or 800-292-4349
     Website – www.americanvillage.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ages and races and offers a variety of workshops, classes and                  Website – www.montevallo.edu
                                                                                                                                                                          26    Oak Mountain State Park                                                                                    camps for youth and adults.
                                                                                                                                                                                Alabama’s largest state park, with almost 10,000 acres and                                                 Location: 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana
                                                                                                                                                                                overnight accommodations, features golfing, hiking, camping,                                               Information: 205-669-0044 or info@shelbycountyartscouncil.com
                                                                           90   Hidden Creek Ranch                                                                              canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, swimming and mountain biking.                                         Website – www.shelbycountyartscouncil.com
                                                                                Located in Chelsea, Hidden Creek offers a glimpse of the cowboy                                 Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, competition BMX bike track and
                                                                                life. With rodeo training, riding lessons, campouts, cookouts,                                  competition mountain bike course (BUMP & XTERRA).                                                     98   Shelby County Exhibition Center
                                                                                rodeos, trail rides, cultural events and summer camps, Hidden                                   Hours: Daylight hours                                                                                      This building and grounds is the site of such annual events
                                                                                Creek provides the western experience in Shelby County.                                         Fee: $2.00 entry weekdays and $3 entry on weekends and                                                     as the Shelby County Fair, rodeos and various other events.
                                                                                Location: Hwy 280 E, east onto County Road 43,                                                   holidays (extra for some activities)                                                                      Location: Shelby County Hwy. 70, Columbiana
                                                                                  8.5 miles on right                                                                            Location: Exit 246/I-65; follow signs                                                                      Information: 205-670-6461
                                                                                Information: 205-672-2701                                                                       Information and Reservations: 205-620-2524                                                                 Website – www.shelbycountyalabama.com
                                                                                Website – www.hiddencreekranch.info                                                             Website – www.alapark.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      99   Shelby County Museum and Archives                                        104   Verizon Wireless Music Center of Birmingham
                                                                           91   Jefferson State Community College:
                                                                                                                                                                          94    Old Town Helena                                                                                                                                                                           Each year between April and October, some of the world’s
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     Cahaba River                                                                                                                                                               Helena was founded in 1877 on the banks of Buck Creek and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This restored courthouse,c.1854,holds treasures for genealogists
     With the longest free-flowing river segment in Alabama,                    Shelby County Campus                                                                                                                                                                                       and history buffs alike. The Shelby County Historical Society                  top musicians perform in this beautiful outdoor arena
                                                                                Opened in 1993, this campus offers flexible day, night,                                         named after a railroad worker's wife.Today, Old Town Helena                                                                                                                               with 10,554 seats.
     the Cahaba is considered to be one of the most significant                                                                                                                                                                                                                            has additional information on other points of interest.
                                                                                weekend and online classes.                                                                     has an array of specialty shops housed in restored turn-of-                                                                                                                               Fee: Varies for each performance.
     and biologically diverse rivers in the country.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hours: 9 am-3 pm, Mon.-Sat.
                                                                                Location: 4600 Valleydale Road                                                                  the-century buildings and filled with unique gifts.                                                                                                                                       Location: Exit 246/I-65; Amphitheater Road
     Information: 205-322-5326 (Cahaba River Society)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Location: 1854 Old Courthouse (N. Main Street) Columbiana
                                                                                Information: 205-520-5900                                                                       Location: Downtown Helena, Hwy. 261                                                                        Information: 205-669-3912                                                      Information and Upcoming Events: 205-985-4900
     Website – www.cahabariversociety.org                                                                                                                                       Website – www.cityofhelena.org
                                                                                Website – www.jeffstateonline.com                                                                                                                                                                          Website – www.rootsweb.com/~alshelby/shelby.html                               Website – www.livenation.com