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ALABAMA

Mentone a forested hideaway for artists, nature lovers
Mentone, Ala., long known as a hideaway for celebrities and artists alike, is just a hop, skip and a jump from Chattanooga and accessible from both U.S. Highway 11 and Interstate 59.
Band Alabama calls Fort Payne its home
Fort Payne, south of Chattanooga off Interstate 59, is known for its small-town appeal and rich history that dates back to the 1830s.
Tiny Scottsboro has unclaimed baggage and more
Blink and you'll miss it. But stop in Scottsboro, the county seat of Jackson County, long enough and you've got reason enough to stay a while.
Weiss Lake a hot spot for fishing
Weiss Lake on the Alabama-Georgia border is known as a major fishing spot for anglers of all ages from all over the nation, said Joy Perry, events coordinator for the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce in Alabama.
World-class golf trail in Alabama
A crazy idea actually came true. Dr. David G. Bronner is credited with the idea of creating Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail nearly 20 years ago.
Lake Guntersville world renowned for bass fishing
Guntersville, Ala., the seat of Marshall County, was founded by humorist Will Rogers' great-grandfather, who married the daughter of a Cherokee chief and gave the tribe salt from his mine in exchange for the land in the early 1800s.
Boaz: Perfect destination for shopaholics
It’s every shopaholic’s dream — Boaz, Ala., a town so proud about its shopping opportunities that it has a website about shopping: shopboaz.com.
Huge Collinsville flea market showcases unusual items
At Trade Day in Collinsville, Ala., you can find anything from chickens and pigs to rare antiques.