Moundville Archaeological Park overlooks the Black Warrior River. A National Historic Landmark, the 320-acre park preserves 26 pre-historic, Mississippian-era Indian mounds. Visitors can stroll along a boardwalk nature trail winding through the forest and along the river, scale the Temple Mound to view a life-sized diorama of ancient Indian rituals, eat lunch in the picnic area, or set up a tent in the wooded campground. The Jones Archaeological Museum contains exhibits on the culture of Native Americans along with artifacts unearthed during the 1930s excavations. Visitors can view videos on Native American lifeways in the museum theater. The campground has 31 spaces equipped with water, electrical hookup, RV pads and grills. The bathhouse provides modern showers and toilets. A dumping station is adjacent to the campsites.
Other History nearby:
(Fairfield) Alabama Historical Radio Museum
(Aliceville) Aliceville Museum
(Bessemer) Arnold's Chapel United Methodist Church
(Tuscaloosa) Battle-Friedman House
(Bessemer) Bessemer Hall of History Museum
(Demopolis) Bluff Hall
10/06 Coming to The Moundville area
Mountain Brook Spring Art Show Mountain Brook AL April20 Up to one hundred local member artists
will display original artwork for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain
Brook near Crestline Village. Artwork available will range in size from minis to
extra large canvases and all price ranges. Jazz band will be featured and food
will be available at field.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Montgomery AL March8-June19 The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, created in Alabama, is currently the 5th largest in the world, attracting more than 300,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and over 60 foreign countries.
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Car Show Birmingham AL October11-13 Triumph Dealers of North America display,
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Merchandise Trailer featuring event TShirts, Pins, and Posters,
Official Barber Vintage Festival event merchandise,
Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association display, and
Kentuck Festival of the Arts Northport AL October19-20 Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists,
270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work to you,
free hands-on art-making for children in Kentuck for Kids and throughout the park,
interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople—basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers, and a glassblower,
live music and story-telling, food and fellowship.