Moulton has several places to hang your hat overnight.
Days Inn – Located at 12701 Alabama Highway 157 (the junction of Highway 157 and Highway 24) in Moulton. This hotel has 25 rooms and mini suites available, as well as meeting rooms. For more information, call 256-974-1214 or the toll free reservation line at 1-800-329-7466.
Relax Inn – Located at 12380 Alabama Highway 157 in Moulton. This hotel has 22 rooms with double and single occupancy available. For more information, call 256-974-4415.
Joe Wheeler State Park has 27 cabins in Lawrence County right on the south bank of Wheeler Lake. They also have picnic pavilions in the day-use area.
A few churches can accommodate large groups in their Fellowship Halls.
The Moulton Recreation Center is used for banquets and meetings of various sizes.
But, if you're looking for a romantic getaway, a wedding destination, a family reunion vacation, or a meeting place for 10-250, Doublehead Resort is simply perfect any time of the year! This resort offers up the legendary Southern Hospitality you only hear about. So, test your skills at their sporting clay range, go horseback riding among longhorn cattle, or relax on their white sand beach or swimming pool with cascading waterfall. For more information, call 1-800-685-9267 or visit www.doublehead.com.
The annual Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is a MUST ATTEND event. Plans are underway for the 6th annual Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11, 2010. The popular "Down on the Farm" area will again return featuring a Bluegrass music stage, agriculture exhibits, antique tractors, chickens, cows and Southern Folklife artists such as quilters, saddle makers, farrier, potters, blacksmith, and basket and broom makers.
The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is a two-day outdoor festival with food vendors, live entertainment on the Chicken Stage, educational exhibits, children’s activities, arts and crafts fair, and much more.
In previous years officials recorded more than 15,000 people in attendance. The event is organized by the Lawrence County Arts Council and made possible through the effort of more than 400 volunteers.
Some other activities scheduled for the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival include:
Is car racing more your speed? Come to the Moulton Motor Speedway. The 3/8 mile red clay "fast track" features the area's top dirt track racers. The track has hosted top local and national drivers during its history, like former NASCAR legend Ken Schrader! The speedway features cars from seven different divisions including late model stock, super late model, outlaw street, modified street, open wheel, e-mod and mini Stock. The racing season begins in late March and will conclude the last weekend of August. For more information and race schedule, call (256) 974-3278.
JESSE OWENS MUSEUM
Check out our Olympic Track Champion & Gold Medalist here!!
Olympic track champion Jesse Owens grew up in the Lawrence County community of Oakville until his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, when he was nine years old. Owens won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, a feat that shattered Adolf Hitler's belief of a dominant master race. Lawrence County's most famous native is honored with a park and museum that chronicles his life and accomplishments - both as an Olympic champion and as an eternal motivator or those with a dream. For more information call (256) 974-3636 or visit www.jesseowensmuseum.org.
OAKVILLE INDIAN MOUND PARK AND MUSEUM
The Oakville Indian Mound Park and Museum is situated on 87 acres on County Road 187 near what was once the downtown portion of the town of Oakville. It is a first-class facility that serves as an education resource for area residents and others with an interest in the Celtic-Indian heritage that is so predominant in Lawrence County. The park features a burial mound and a 1.8 acre ceremonial mound built by the hunting and gathering Copena Indians more than 2,000 years ago. The park holds the Multicultural Indian Event, now in its 23rd year, at the Indian Mounds Park and Museum each year. The four-day event celebrates the Indian and Celtic cultures and their roles in the history of Lawrence County. The grounds at the park include a pond, fishing pier, picnic tables and camp sites. For more information call (256)905-2499 or visit www.lawrenceal.org.
POND SPRING - HOME OF GENERAL JOSEPH WHEELER
Pond Spring, the home of Joseph Wheeler, a former Confederate General and longtime U. S. Congressman, is located on Alabama Hwy. 20 about five miles east of Courtland. The Wheeler home is a window into antebellum life, featuring many items of the family’s clothing and furniture. Owned by the Alabama Historical Commission, the entire site is undergoing an extensive restoration. Other buildings on the site include original slave cabins, an old ice house, log barn and other plantation outbuildings. During the Civil War, Wheeler met Lawrence County widow Daniella Jones Sherrod. After the war, “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler returned to Lawrence County to marry Mrs. Sherrod and settle in at Pond Spring.
As a Congressman, Wheeler was a great influence on the future economic direction of North Alabama after the war. For more information call site director Melissa Beasley at (256) 637-8513 or visit www.wheelerplantation.org.
TEE IT UP IN LAWRENCE COUNTY…
Visitors rave about it after they visit. Locals keep coming back. “It” is the golf in Lawrence County played at two spectacular courses.
DEER RUN GOLF COURSE is an 18-hole course spread out over 6,745 yards hugging the majestic Bankhead National Forest. Deer Run’s bent-grass greens, Bermuda fairways and more than seven acres of ponds allow for ideal conditions all year long. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Places to Play” in 2008. This award was based on value for the money, standard of service, conditioning of the course, normal pace for 18 holes and overall golf experience.
VALLEY LANDING GOLF COURSE in Courtland has 18 holes spread out over 6,322 yards and is equally impressive with six lakes strategically located throughout the course. The courses signature hole is No. 12 – a 150-yard par 3 directly over a lake. Five other holes feature water on the course that has 419 Bermuda fairways.
Both courses offer driving ranges, practice greens and full service clubhouses for their patrons. So slow down, and enjoy some of the hidden gems Lawrence County has to offer.
Thousands of visitors every year already experience Lawrence County's natural treasures -- Wheeler Lake on the Tennessee River to the north and the William E. Bankhead National Forest to the south.
The Bankhead National Forest & Sipsey Wilderness Area spans 180,000 acres and nearly a third of Lawrence County. Outdoor enthusiasts from across the nation come to explore deep canyons, towering cliffs and hidden waterfalls that have inspired nature photographers for years. Contact WildSouth for hikes (256) 974-6166 or http://www.wildsouth.org"www.wildsouth.org.
Thousands of hunters answer their call of the wild with a trek through the Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area, 98,000 acres within the Bankhead designated for special hunting events.
Anglers love casting in Wilson and Wheeler Lakes - a combined 83,030 acres of fishermen paradise!