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Classic Cullman 2018 - 2019

Classic Cullman 2018-19

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in Cullman!

Jeff Hill, Broker Jim Phillips
256-708-3456 256-708-5670

Nancy Wright Sharon Shaver
256-339-0258 256-708-1767 Sandy Morgan Bruce Farr
204 4th Avenue S.E. 256-708-9715 256-709-1654
Cullman, AL 35055


Dennis Brown Debby Collins
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We’ll help you find your dream home!


60 22 We’re Glad You’re Here
14 How to Get Here
[ 82 ] Visitors Center
Rock the South

Festivals and Events

10 Fun Things to Do
Outdoors & Recreation

Arts & Culture
Time to Shop

Your Shopping Guide
Our History

Food & Drinks
A Place to Stay


Classic Cullman is an annual
8 community information guide
10 showcasing Cullman County
12 produced by The Cullman Times in
14 association with the Cullman Area
Chamber of Commerce & Visitor
2816 Center. This year’s publication
focuses on many aspects of the
22 area’s quality of life with an

828 emphasis on tourism.
44 Jessica Wells
51 Benjamin Bullard, Tyler Hanes,
57 David Palmer, Jake Winfrey
3859 Chasity Barnett, Christy Kimbril,
Debbie Miller, Yvonne Moore,
60 Amanda Tolbert, Elizabeth Williams
Benjamin Bullard
Tyler Hanes
Lisa Jones
Amanda Shavers-Davis
Top Left: The Cullman Times
Top Right: City Parks & Recreation
Bottom Left: The Shrine of
the Most Holy Sacrament
Bottom Right: Amanda Shavers-Davis

300 4th Avenue SE
Cullman, AL 35055

Publisher Terry Connor
Editor David Palmer


301 2nd Avenue SW,
Cullman, AL 35055


Welcome to Cullman! Situated at the convenient, imminently
accessible midpoint between Alabama’s
If this is your first time here, then two biggest economic centers
you’re about to discover what so many (Birmingham and Huntsville), Cullman
other newcomers before you already County enjoys a highly-diversified
have: friendly people, abundant and economy and a terrific quality of living.
diverse natural beauty, a distinct It’s a place people come to play — and
sense of place rooted in deep, rich once they discover it, it’s often the place
history, and unparalleled economic, where they come to stay.
educational, recreational, and spiritual We sit atop the Cumberland Plateau,
opportunities. a verdant, forested region of pristine
lakes, clear rivers, and gently rolling
hills defined by the mighty Tennessee
River to the north, while giving way
at our plateau’s southern fringe to the
dramatic foothills of the Appalachian
We’re famous for inland water
recreation, from Lewis Smith Lake —
one of the nation’s cleanest reservoirs
and a pro-circuit bass fisherman’s
paradise — to the newly-opened Duck
River Reservoir, where the action on the
water is matched on the shore by more
than 20 miles of expertly-designed
hiking and biking trails, purpose built
to enthusiasts’ specifications.
Cullman is fun. Every month of the
year brings new activity and events
that beckon friends and neighbors out




to every corner of our area. From our Cullman plans for the future, because
picturesque Oktoberfest celebration, we know that our people have plans for
to the sprawling Bloomin’ Festival arts the future. With a strong transportation
and crafts show in April, to Rock the and utility infrastructure and an
South in June — a highlight of many aggressive job training partnership
a country music fan’s national concert between local leaders and Wallace
calendar — there’s always something State Community College — one of
happening, and it’s almost always set the nation’s highest-rated community
against one of our community’s many colleges and a statewide education
beautiful backdrops. destination for health care, technical
Cullman is active. The bustle and training and workforce development
energy that surrounds the City of skills — we’re a community determined
Cullman’s historic downtown — and to make good on the debt we owe our
pretty much everywhere else — belies past generations of visionary leadership
the city’s modest, on-paper population by enriching the lives and opportunities
of 15,000. Private business owners of generations yet to come.
and elected leaders work hand- We’ve barely begin to scratch the
in-hand to grow our city, and the surface to reveal the depth of all that
communities beyond, from the inside our wonderful community has to offer,
out. Residents love living here, because but if you’ve come this far, we’re certain
Cullman captures a rare and enviable of one thing: your journey toward
combination of sought-after qualities: discovering Cullman’s many treasures is
it’s historic, it’s beautiful, it’s safe, it’s only just beginning. From all of us who
close to other points of action, it’s call this wonderful community home,
loaded with job opportunities, and its welcome! We hope you’ll stay awhile —
residents have made its award-winning and maybe even stick around to help us
public education system a point of civic write the next chapter in our wonderful
pride. story.


How to Get Here

Location, location, location. Distances to Five
Major Cities Nearby:
One of the greatest Atlanta: 196.2 mi
perks about the Birmingham: 50.6 mi
Cullman area is its Chattanooga: 127.6 mi
proximity to so many Huntsville: 55.1 mi
other major cities in Nashville: 145.2 mi
the state and region.
Not only is Cullman County practically population:
smack dab between Birmingham (50 miles)
and Huntsville (55), but it’s also within 15,496
relative driving distance of Chattanooga
(128), Nashville (145), Atlanta (196) and City Population
Memphis (212).
Getting to the Cullman area is extremely easy, 82,471
with access to the interstate and a quartet of
major highways creating an abundance of County Population
entry points. Cullman County touts several
exits on Interstate 65 — including four (304, 4.9 MILL
305, 308 and 310) in the city — and features ION
lengthy stretches of two federal highways
(U.S. 278 and U.S. 31) and two state State Population
highways (AL-157 and AL-69).
Getting to the Cullman area is an absolute TIME ZONE: Central
cinch. After you have the opportunity to see
everything Cullman County has to offer,
though, it certainly won’t be so easy to leave!


59” 202
Annual Rainfall Number of
National Average: 30” Sunny Days Annually

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graphic / jessica wells CULLMAN

Cullman is in North Alabama,
about 55 miles south of
Huntsville, and 50 miles north
of Birmingham.

taxes: Workforce: Education in City of Cullman
9% Sales Tax
4% State Tax High School Diploma Associate Degree (County)
2.34% City Tax
2.66% County Tax 83.5% 40.4%

TRANSPORTATION: 18-24 Years (25 and older: 9.9%)
Cullman Airport
Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Degree

21.0% 40.4%

4.9% Total 22,880 Unemployment
Number Rate
Employed [ 11 ]



Roger Steele Welcome to HOURS
the Cullman area! Monday - Friday
Director of Tourism, We’re so glad you’ve 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cullman Area Chamber chosen to visit our vibrant Closed Saturdays
of Commerce & Visitor Center and progressive community. and Sundays
Enjoy everything we have PHONE
to offer, from museums and 256-734-0454
churches to awesome festivals ADDRESS
and attractions. We’re sure 301 2nd Ave. SW
Cullman County’s unique Cullman, AL 35055
cultural heritage and history, WEBSITE
along with its famous
Southern hospitality, will
leave a lasting impression.
Enjoy your visit and come
back soon!

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Rock the South

Cullman becomes a national crossroads Tickets go on sale in January at
of music as Rock the South takes center, providing plenty of
stage as one of the country top music opportunities to ensure admittance to
venues each year. the shows.

The first weekend in June brings the Attendance has topped 60,000 the last
likes of Florida-Georgia Line, Hank two years, and that’s only expected to
Williams Jr., Little Big Town, and many grow with Rock the South’s penchant
more to Heritage Park for high-energy for packing two days of superstar acts
performances, earning Rock the South on the schedule.
a place in Billboard magazine’s Top 10
concerts in the nation.

Featuring an array of ticket levels,
concert-goers can enjoy traditional
festival seating, an up-close VIP section,
or the comfort of a tent with beds,
chairs and most of the amenities of

The audience comes from just about
every state, Canada, Europe and South
America as Rock the South has earned
a reputation for a must-go event on the
summer concert trail that sprawls across
the country.

Initiated as a recovery event after a
destructive wave of tornadoes hit
Cullman in 2011, Rock the South
pours thousands of dollars into local
charities while guaranteeing the best
of traditional and rising stars of the
country music scene.


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Every 2nd Friday April /May
June - September
Cullman Strawberry Festival
2ND Fridays
209 1st Ave. NE, Cullman, AL 35055
Downtown Cullman Cullman Strawberry Festival is a two-day
Presented by the Cullman Area Chamber of festival celebrating the area’s strawberry
Commerce & Visitor Center and Cullman harvest and opening day of the Festhalle
Parks, Recreation, & Sports Tourism, 2nd Farmers’ Market. Food, live music, a classic
Fridays has quickly become one of the region’s car show, arts & crafts, and an expansive
biggest summer hits. Three stages, two kids children’s fun area are just a few entertaining
zones, an antique and classic car Cruise-In, activities for families and friends to take in
extended retail hours, activities and fresh during this longstanding annual event.
produce at the Farm Y’all farmers’ market, 256-734-9157
monthly themes in Depot Park, Artist Alley
and accompanying pop-up shops, a Show Lot
featuring various recreational displays, food
trucks and restaurant specials, beverages, and
more make for fun-filled evenings for locals
and visitors alike.



St. Bernard Prep School, June

1600 St. Bernard Dr. SE, Cullman, AL 35055 Rock the South
Bloomin’ Festival is a two-day juried arts
festival drawing thousands of visitors to the Heritage Park
beautiful campus of St. Bernard Abbey and
Preparatory School. Located adjacent to the 1705 Lee Avenue SW, Cullman, AL 35055
school is the world-famous Ave Maria Grotto. Recognized as one of the top country music
The picturesque landscape of stone-cut festivals in the nation, Rock the South is
buildings on the grounds of Alabama’s only a two-day concert featuring some of the
Abbey provides the perfect backdrop for this biggest names in the business. Founded as a
outdoors spectacle. More than 140 booths are way to help Cullman recover from the 2011
filled with artists and vendors demonstrating tornadoes, RTS annually donates upwards
and exhibiting their work. The festival is of $100,000 to local charitable partners and
regionally renowned and serves as the largest organizations. Rock the South brings tourists
annual fundraiser for the operation and to the Cullman area in droves, touting at least
maintenance of the school. 60,000 attendees over both days in recent
256-739-6682 Ext. 7133 or 800-722-0999 years. 256-737-7565
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July Sweet Tater Festival

Smith Lake Park 416 Co. Rd. 385, Cullman, AL 35057
Fireworks Festival Held every Labor Day weekend at Smith Lake
Park, the Sweet Tater Festival is highlighted
416 County Road 385, Cullman, AL 35055 by a myriad of arts and crafts, as well as live
Smith Lake Park hosts a number of special music, a car show, seasonal sweet potatoes,
events and festivals throughout the year, and loads of food and family fun.
none more memorable than the Smith Lake 256-531-7916 or 256-739-2916
Park Fireworks Festival. Ending the holiday
with a spectacular fireworks show at the lake
is an annual tradition for hordes of family September - October
and friends from Cullman County and the
surrounding area. Cullman County Fair Parade
256-739-2916 Highway 31, Cullman
Much of the community and surrounding
areas annually flock to U.S. Highway 31
for the Cullman County Fair Parade, which
serves as the unofficial kickoff for the Cullman
County Fair in the coming weeks.

ST. BERNARD Cullman County Fair

September Cullman County Fairgrounds,

1501 Sportsman Lake Rd. NW,
Cullman, AL 35055

Hosted by the Cullman Lions Club, the
Cullman County Fair has been delighting locals
and visitors with thrilling rides, incredible
exhibitors, fair food favorites and gobs of
entertainment, including the always highly
anticipated crowning of the annual fair queen.



St. Bernard Prep School,

1600 St. Bernard Dr. SE, Cullman, AL 35055

Due to the popularity of the school’s spring
Bloomin’ Festival, many artisans and patrons
expressed a strong interest in a fall festival.
Thus, Bernard Blues and BBQ was born, giving
St. Bernard the perfect way to wrap up its
125th anniversary celebration in 2017. The
young festival features arts and crafts, live
music, some of the best BBQ the South has to
offer and discounted rates for tours of the Ave
Maria Grotto.

256-739-6682 Ext. 7133 or 800-722-0999

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Mud Creek Arts & Crafts THE CULLMAN TIMES
112 Main St. SE, Hanceville, AL 35077
209 1st Ave. NE, Cullman, AL 35055
The Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival annually Oktoberfest is the grand celebration of
attracts the masses to the historic streets Cullman’s German heritage, featuring a
of Downtown Hanceville. This festival puts four-day lineup filled with activities like the
Hanceville’s high community spirit on full tapping of the kegs (beer and root beer),
display and features arts and crafts, kids the Burgermeister Ball, the crowning of Miss
activities, live music, local produce, fire truck Oktoberfest, a classic car show, a wiener dog
rides, historical tours and more. race, an arts and crafts show, historic district
tours, live bands and entertainers, Senior Day,
256-737-8787 or 256-352-9811 a Biergarten, German food and more.
256-739-1258 or 800-533-1258

BENJAMIN BULLARD Alabama Gourd Festival

Peinhardt Living History McGukin Civic Center,
Farm Day 510 5th St. SW, Cullman, AL 35055

Cullman, Corner of Hwy 278 and I-65 Gourd lovers descend on Cullman each year
Peinhardt Living History Farm Day is a hands- for the annual Alabama Gourd Festival, a
on farm festival all families and individuals two-day event showcasing gourd-geous
truly need to experience at least once. Step arts and crafts, as well as demonstrations
back in time and see what life was like on the and classes put on by experienced gourd
famous Peinhardt Farm in the 1930s and ‘40s artists. Attendees are invited to tour the
with an assortment of exhibits and vendors, ribbon competition exhibit room and help
numerous food options, wagon and hay rides, their children decorate their own ornamental
live music, farm animals, quilting and other gourds.
demonstrations, and more.
256-734-0850 or 256-734-7271 256-747-1447 or 256-355-4634

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November -December Holly Market Christmas Arts
& Crafts Show
Christmas in Cullman
OPEN HOUSE More than 80 vendors pack the Cullman Civic
Center for the Holly Market Christmas Arts
Downtown Cullman & Crafts Show, a wonderful opportunity for
The area’s retail shopping season officially holiday shoppers to snag homemade gifts for
kicks off the second weekend of November their loved ones. Admission for the two-day
with discounts, special hours, and family- event is absolutely free.
friendly Christmas entertainment in the
Cullman Warehouse District and throughout Sportsman Lake Park Winter
Cullman County. The Alabama Retail Wonderland
Association chose the local event for the
kickoff of its “Shop Alabama for the Holidays” Sportsman Lake Park transforms into a Winter
initiative in 2017. Wonderland with a Christmas lights show
256-734-9157 nearly every night each December. Families
have the option of taking a car, sleigh or train
Christmas in Cullman ride through the Cullman County park to see
Parade & Festival the lights or traveling by foot to say hey to
Santa Claus, check out the snow machine or
A lively holiday parade down 1st Avenue sip on some hot chocolate, among other fun
in Downtown Cullman culminates with a activities.
festival in Depot Park featuring the city’s 256-734-3052
official tree-lighting ceremony. Santa Claus
annually makes his way from the North Pole
for the event, which includes free games and
activities for kids, inflatables, live music, hot
chocolate and more.

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Inland Building Systems (IBS) has completely modernized and
expanded its manufacturing facility in Cullman, AL. We now have a
state-of-the-art plant with a new plasma cutter, rebuilt flange line,
new Conrac line and independent welding stations. The hydraulic
transfer station was relocated for more efficient flow. We’ve
increased our capacities and improved service levels with tighter
tolerances and shorter delivery times.

It’s not just modern equipment, we’ve:

• Added over 130 employees since the reopening
• Provided training for earning cer���tions
• Increased our market share sig���tly in 2017
• Expanded our manufacturing facility by 11,500 sq ft.

Our award-winning engineers and highly skilled draftsmen can
design more complex metal buildings and we can deliver higher
quality products to your jobsite quicker.

We look forward to serving the growing needs of our customers
from the Southeast and Midwest regions of the US.

IBS – the brand new metal building company that is more than
100 years old!

Call 1.800.438.1606 or visit


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THE CULLMAN TIMES Vacation destinations
right at your doorstep!

With hundreds of miles of
waterfront to explore, off-the-
beaten-path parks and historical
sites, beautiful architecture,
and retail allure that’ll have you
shopping ’til sunset, Cullman
County is loaded with top-notch
things to see and do that don’t
just bring out locals — they also
attract people from across the
Check out just a small sampling
of some of our area’s biggest and
best attractions — then gas up
the car, bring some sunglasses
and an appetite for fun, and
start writing your own Cullman
County adventure.

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Smith Lake and Smith Lake Park

Nestled along the hilly terrain of to both lake dwellers and day
Cullman County’s southwestern guests. Whether you’re looking
border is a 21,000 care, 500-foot for high-adrenaline action, a solo
deep (at its deepest), 500-mile adventure of exploration and dis-
shoreline reservoir that’s carved out covery, or just a little good old-fash-
its own culture for the anglers, wa- ioned R & R, there’s no ambition
ter sports enthusiasts, boaters, and that Smith Lake can’t fulfill. It’s one
laid-back lake dwellers who claim of the definitive experiences for any
some part of Smith Lake as their visit to the Cullman area, and it’s
home. One of the nation’s clean- one of our biggest natural assets.
est man-made lakes, Smith Lake Smith Lake is Cullman at its very
sprawls through three Alabama best.
counties and offers year-round ac-
tivity at just the right distance from Smith Lake Park has so much to offer,
the bustle of civilization. That’s set within a beautiful park campus
not to say the lake is wanting for that has so much room to roam, that it
services — in fact, you can grab a deserves its own spotlight. Owned and
great meal and a drink at The Grille operated by Cullman County Parks,
at Trident Marina, make a weekend SLP is loaded with goodies for day
at one of the well-appointed cabins trippers and overnighters: nine spa-
at the municipally-owned Smith cious, well-appointed cabins; 219 full
Lake Park, launch any flavor of day service sites; five water and electric sites;
excursion you choose from one of and 61 tent sites. An all-new asphalt
more than half a dozen marinas, or boat launch and spacious parking area
even paddle up on a lazy Sunday are centrally positioned for striking
morning for a decidedly low-key out toward the park’s eight pavilions,
worship service at the Smith Lake numerous playgrounds, swimming
Cabin Resort’s weekly “Church pool, fishing pier, special event stage,
on the Lake” experience. Homes putt-putt golf, and concession shack.
at Smith Lake range from the With an expansive sand beachfront and
modest to the extravagant (several tons of room to throw your own kind of
have been featured on HGTV’s party, a day — or a whole weekend —
lake-themed home showcases), at Smith Lake Park won’t be enough to
but the lake’s endless shoreline and see it all.
thousands of hidden coves offer
the same open-access welcome

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Clarkson HIGHWAY 125769-1
Covered Bridge PICKERS

Covered bridges still linger ANTIQUE MALL & MARKET
throughout the South, but few
are as impressive, historic, and 256-841-5293
scenic as the 270-foot Clarkson
Covered Bridge, which spans 2018
Crooked Creek west of Cullman.
The lattice-truss construction Thank you for
bridge, which soars above the voting us #1 for
deep valley cut by the creek, may
be the main attraction, but it’s by Best Antiques
no means the only highlight of
the beautiful and placid munic- [ 25 ]
ipally-operated park that bears
its name. Walking trails, picnic
sites, historic trail plaques, and
a restored, sluice-powered water
wheel make for amazingly varied
photo opportunities. Admission
to the park — and the bridge
— are totally free, making it a
wonderful daytime getaway for
locals and out-of-towners alike.

The Shrine of
the Most Blessed

The Shrine of the Most Blessed
Sacrament offers a place for
people of all faiths to worship
and meditate on God. The
monastery, plaza and church on
the grounds are visited by people
from across the country and
around the world.
Visit or call
256-352-6267 for information
on tours.


Cullman Warehouse District

In a city overflowing with historic storefronts, warehouses, churches, and
homes, the small stretch of shops lining First Avenue in the heart of downtown
Cullman has grown to symbolize the local wave of adaptive reuse that has spread
throughout the city. The restaurants, specialty shops, clothing boutiques and
cafes of the railroad-adjacent Warehouse District — named for its historic build-
ings’ former use — are essential stops on many locals’ daily routines. And the
district’s innovative Mae’s Food Hall, a collection of restaurants and signature
bar, all under one roof, keeps the scene going well into the evening hours and
through the weekend. The Warehouse District is also ground zero for tons of
seasonal festivals on the annual event calendar, giving the area a vitality that can
only come from the kind of place where lots of cool things are always going on
at once.

Downtown Cullman

While the Warehouse District concentrates
what’s great about Cullman’s historic
downtown, it’s s small sliver of the city’s
wider downtown district, which bustles
daily in all directions at a pace that makes
Cullman’s beating heart one of the liveliest
you’ll find anywhere. Filled with remarkably
preserved and updated structures dating
to the early 1900s, downtown is an
architecturally fascinating amalgam of old,
new, and repurposed homes, schools, federal
buildings, churches, general stores, theaters,
warehouses, and financial institutions whose
owners continuously reinvent their uses for
a new generation. From the towering twin
sandstone spires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Catholic Church to the Italianate facades of
the stores lining Second Avenue, downtown
Cullman’s beautiful buildings, wide streets,
gracious homes and abundant public space
inspire the people who use and enjoy them
every day, while forming the ideal backdrop
for work, play, and worship.

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for voting us
Best Barber Shop!

116 4th St SW, Cullman, AL 35055

(256) 735-4310

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A typical day in Cullman
can turn into a walk of
discovery, from the scenic
outdoors and shopping to a
breathtaking dive from an

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1 For the adrenaline 2 St. Bernard Abbey is
rush, Skydive Alabama etched in Cullman’s
takes you high history. A sprawling
above the earth for compound of
a parachute glide beautiful buildings
under the guidance of and the renowned
trained professionals. Ave Maria Grotto,
Dives are available featuring a four-
year-round, Saturday acre park and
and Sunday. 125 miniature
reproductions of
historic buildings and
shrines created by a
Benedictine monk of
the abbey.




Just for browsing and
reminicising, wander
inside Southern Accents
Architectural Antiques for a
look at everything from old
doorknobs, doors and just
about anything from a bygone

LISA JONES PHOTOGRAPHY 4 After a day of playing
and shopping through
Cullman, a visit to
Goat Island Brewing
is a great way to top
the evening. Award-
winning beer crafted
from local recipes
in a casual setting
surrounded by the
brewing vats, makes
this a must-stop for
those who love beer
at its best.



is what we do best.

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Mae’s Food Hall
represents a classic
remake of an old
building. Situated
in the Warehouse
District, a tempting
variety of food,
drinks, a retro arcade,
and seating ranging
from benches to
swings make this a
memorable stop in
downtown Cullman.


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6 Sportsman Lake
Park is a mini-nature
park/playground in
the middle of town.
Entrance is free.
Enjoy train rides,
fishing, hiking or the
playground for all-day
family fun.

7 Smith Farms is a
tempting tour of
everything you can’t
resist to eat and
drink. The awesome
smoked bacon, cheese THE CULLMAN TIMES
selection, wine and
much more makes
this one of the area’s 8 The nation’s longest
favorite stops. And indoor public shooting
look for the free ranges — Cullman
samples while you Shooting Sports —
fill your basket with features eight lanes
goodies. of 110 yards and nine
lanes of 25 meters
and two Ti Simulator

Rooms. Training
classes are available to
improve your skills.




Visit the Festhalle
Market Platz for the
best of the area’s
fruits and vegetables
from award-winning



For art and nostalgia,
make a stop at
the Evelyn Burrow
Museum at Wallace
State Community


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• Residential Habilitation 122195-1
• Personal Assistance

(Medical & Behavioral)
• Community Integration
• Professional Assessment

& Monitoring
• Qualified Developmental

Disabilities Professional (QDDP)

Help At Home, LLC is a home care agency committed
to enhancing the quality of life for our clients. We are dedicated
to providing care that allows our clients to remain comfortable

in their own homes with dignity and independence.
310 Graham St. SW • Cullman, AL 35055
256-775-6655 • [email protected]

Children’s H.

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Covering more than 21,000 acres
of scenic Alabama back country,
(Lewis) Smith Lake is the gem
of outdoors recreation in the
Cullman area.

Mild winter temperatures
are offset by hot and humid
summers, making life on the lake
perfect for year-round activities,
from picnicking to boating and

The top activity is fishing, with
the lake being home to a healthy
population of largemouth and
spotted bass, as well as monster
saltwater hybrid stripes that can
tip the scales at 40 pounds or
more. Overall, 70 species of fish
claim Smith Lake as home.

There are numerous ramps on
Smith Lake, including one at
Arrowhead Park, and another
at Brushy Creek. If you don’t
have your own craft to put in
the water, you can rent one at
the Castle Rock Marina, or the
Duncan Bridge Marina.


RV lots and cabins available at
lakeside. Private lot sales also

800 County Road 202, Crane Hill
Phone: 256-709-1820 or visit

With deep waters and abundant A 60-acre RV park featuring tree-
space, water skiing is right up there shaded areas with picnic tables
with fishing as favorite activity. and grills. Boat launch, 24-hour
When boat activity is less during security, saltwater pool, full service
the weekdays, the water is smooth restaurant and bar.
and ideal for practicing long,
graceful slides across the surface. 761 County Road 941, Crane Hill
Phone: (256) 747-2519 or visit

Campsites cover 500 miles of
shoreline along the cool waters
of Smith Lake, open year-round
for those who enjoy the outdoors

Smith Lake Park includes a camp BENJAMIN BULLARD
ground, playground, pool, fishing
pier, and a dazzling July 4 fireworks
if you’re in town for the annual

403 County Road 386, Cullman
Phone: 256-739-2916 or visit


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Just a short drive from
Smith Lake are numerous
stops for other outdoors
and recreational

Cross Creek Golf Course
Rated one of Alabama’s best
municipal golf courses, Cross Creek
18 holes with rolling hills, water
hazards and streams crossing several
fairways on 6,350 acres.

2321 County Roadd 490, Hanceville CULLMAN COUNTY PARKS
Phone: (256) 739-2386 or visit

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CHESLEY OAKS Hiking, Off -road &
A fully stocked pro shop, snack bar Skydiving
and 6,738-yard golf course
1035 County Road 1583, Cullman A hidden paradise for hiking,
256-796-9808 or visit trail riding, rock climbing or
bird watching, Hurricane Creek
TP COUNTRY CLUB meanders over 60 acres in a
A meticulously maintained 18-hole, 500-foot-deep canyon in the
6,500-yard course on the west side foothills of the Appalachian
of Cullman. Rolling hills, pines and Mountains. Park favorites include
ponds make plenty of challenges the Twilight Tunnel and Dead
and a relaxing vista. Pro shop, Man’s Squeeze, both formed by
dining on the grounds. weathering on the natural rock.
Trail hours are sunrise to sunset.
700 Pine Hill Dr., Cullman
256-739-0738 or visit 22550 2nd Ave NW, Falkville
256-734-2125 or visit

The first public OHV in Alabama,
Stony Lonesome is open year-round
and features more than 1,456 acres
of trails for ATVs, rock crawlers, dirt
bikes, mountain bikes, equestrians,
hikers, and pedestrians.

10075 Alabama Highway 69, Bremen
256-287-1133 or visit
Opens: 8:30 a.m. Closed Tuesdays &
Rates: $15, ages 13 and up; $5, ages 6-12;
free, ages 5 and under.

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Open 24 hours, a nationally-
recognized sports complex of
72 acres, including five baseball
and softball complexes, soccer
fields, dog park, walking trails,
playgrounds, splash pad and many
other features.

1705 Lee Ave SW, Cullman
256-739-9931 or visit

North Alabama’s only drop
zone with experienced, licensed
instructors who are members of the
United States Parachute Association
and state-of-the-art equipment to
suit all levels of divers.

SKYDIVE ALABAMA 228 County Road 1360, Vinemont
125747-1256-736-5553 or visit
for pricing packages and hours.




720 2nd Ave. NW • Cullman, AL 35055 • 256-734-0038

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CULLMAN COUNTY MUSEUM Cullman has a growing
arts and culture scene,
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that are open year-
round and musical and
theatrical performances
that let both residents
and visitors get a
chance to broaden their
horizons and experience
new things.


The C U L L M A N pottery, glass and bronze from the
COUNTY MUSEUM, Victorian era to modern times.

located at 211 2nd Ave NE, Cullman, The museum’s namesake, Cullman
offers a look at the colorful history of County native Evelyn Burrow, had
the community. an appreciation for fine art, and the
The museum is located in downtown museum continues that legacy with
Cullman in a replica of the home of city some of her favorite works and
founder John Cullmann, and features new exhibitions are also regularly
exhibits that include the area’s Native featured in the museum, with works
American history, the community’s that allow residents and visitors a
German heritage and many other chance to view art from artists that are
items that have been donated by local located right here in Cullman County
residents to provide a glimpse of life in and from artists from around the world.
the many eras of Cullman and Cullman

The museum also offers walking tours Cullman is also the home of a
of the city in the spring, with local
guides who offer their own unique burgeoning C O M M U N I T Y
perspective on local locations and their THEATRE PROGRAM
that is open to all ages and is set to hold
The museum is open Monday through performances year-round. The program
Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays provides an opportunity for aspiring
from 1:30-4:30 p.m. actors, crew members, technicians and
designers to get a chance to perform
The E V E LY N B U R ROW and be a part of a stage production.
M U S E U M , located on the The Community Theatre is set produce
several productions a year, with
campus of Wallace State Community performances that are of varying scale
College in the Burrow Center for and genre that will allow a broad range
the Fine and Performing Arts at 801 of people to enjoy the theatre.
Main St NW, Hanceville, features
an extensive collection of art and
exhibitions that highlight local,
national and international artists.
Open Tuesday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m., the Burrow Museum’s
vast collection includes more than
5,000 objects primarily of porcelain,


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Shop Ti mteo


Nowhere does Cullman’s retail BENJAMIN BULLARD
renaissance distill the vitality and AMANDA SHAVERS-DAVIS
charm of the city’s old-meets-
new appeal than at the shops of
the historic Warehouse District.
Located along First Avenue
and housed within beautifully
restored and updated buildings
from Cullman’s railroad years,
the Warehouse District curates
the very best in clothing,
furniture, home decor, antiques,
coffee, food, and occasional
gifts, buzzing with activity from
morning until well after dark.
A few Warehouse District stores
are highlighted on the following

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Karma’s Coffee House

In its three short years in business,
Karma’s Coffee House has rapidly
earned the admiration of coffee
lovers everywhere. Named the state’s
very best coffee house in Alabama
Magazine’s readers’ poll for two
years running, Karma’s spacious and
welcoming location in the heart of
the Warehouse District is a weary
shopper’s perfect respite, as well
as a destination for both locals
and travelers who simply want a
stimulating place to pause, take a sip,
and people watch.

Karma’s Coffee House


The Added Touch Too

An interior decorator’s playground, The Added
Touch Too has both the items that make a house
feel like home, as well as the staff to help you make
the most of your dreams. Whether it’s for framed
art, lighting, sculpture, castings, vases or seasonal
pieces, the sprawling showroom at The Added Touch
Too can give you both the pieces you’re looking for,
as well as inspiration on how to make the most of

(256) 841-5400

104 1st Ave SE • Cullman 127132-1

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Tuesday-Friday 9-6 • Saturday 8-4
Walk-Ins Welcome

& Late Appointments Available Upon Request

Facials • Chemical Peels • Microdermabrasion
Permanent Makeup • Hair • Nails • Massage

Visit our boutique for the latest in fashiontrends.


Monograms Plus

One of the Warehouse District’s
oldest and largest shops, Monograms
Plus is the place to go when you
want to give the perfect gift —
whether it’s for a loved one, or
simply for yourself. Specializing in —
what else? — custom monogrammed
items and boasting a broad array of
boutique brands across a wide range
of jewelry, totes, baby items, outdoor
dining and recreational goods, the
name says it all: Monograms Plus
will help you find it, personalize it,
wrap it, and put a bow on your quest
for a gift that’ll be cherished and

Monograms Plus MONOGRAM’S PLUS
(256) 739-0631

Lavish Boutique

One of a handful of new businesses
to settle into the Warehouse
District’s most recently-renovated
spaces, Lavish Boutique curates
women’s clothing, jewelry and
accessories in an airy, welcoming
corner shop that’s already become
a magnet for locals in search of
fashion beyond the department-
store ordinary. Making its mission
to deliver “an encouraging and
energetic atmosphere” for women
of every age, Lavish is all about
revealing the inner beauty that’s
been there all along.

Lavish Boutique




Ashley Mercantile

Another recent addition to the district, Ashley
Mercantile revives the concept of the old-
fashioned general store for New South sensibilities.
A self-described “modern-day general store,”
Ashley stocks small-batch gourmet treats, candles,
unique clothes for both grown-ups and kids,
journals, accessories, games and gifts, and pretty
much anything that stimulates your sense of

FLAVORS BAKERY Ashley Mercantile
Flavors Bakery 256- 531-2599

It’s nearly impossible to walk into THE SWEETHEART TREE
Flavors Bakery without giving in to the
sights, smells, and warm welcome that The Sweetheart Tree
conspire to push your most indulgent
button. With an open kitchen that The little bridal shop that’s filled with the biggest
elevates the baking to a spectator of ideas, The Sweetheart Tree can ensure your
art, Flavors fills each day crafting its special day will be as unique as you are. Curating a
irresistible and varied menu of baked carefully-selected collection of wedding gowns that
goods and ice creams from scratch, express both the contemporary and the timeless,
using quality natural ingredients. Grab The Sweetheart Tree transforms one of life’s mile-
a coffee and stay a while, get your stone experiences into a pleasure all unto itself.
order to go, or even splurge for a
special made-to-order cake. At Flavors, The Sweetheart Tree
“no” isn’t a word you’re likely to hear
— and it’s definitely one you aren’t 256-339-0060
likely to say.

Flavors Bakery

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