Roanoke Alabama Attractions
Roanoke, Alabama The largest city in Randolph County is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains justa short distance away from the beautiful Lake Wedowee area. This quiet little community is a place where visitors can enjoy everything from shopping for antiques to a wide range of recreational activities, such as golf, fishing and boating.
Once a part of the Creek Indian territory, early pioneers settled the area and in December of 1832 the Alabama General Assembly established the county, naming it Randolph County after a popular U.S. Senator from Virginia, John Randolph. The town, originally known as High Pine, was then named Roanoke after Randolph's Virginia Plantation.
The climate is mild, the city is peaceful and all the attractions of Lake Wedowee are just a short drive away. Discover Roanoke today!
Lake Wedowee • 12 miles
Completed in 1982 as an Alabama Power Company reservoir, Lake Wedowee has more than 272 miles of shoreline and covers over 10,000 surface acres. This popular lake offers fishing, hunting, and boating. With an annual temperature of 62 degrees F., boating is an activity enjoyed most of the year.
Considered one of the cleanest deep-water lakes east of the Mississippi River, Lake Wedowee, offers some of the best fishing in the Southeast with abundant large mouth bass, spotted bass, and crappie. The Alabama Department of Conservation lists Lake Wedowee as one of the three top fishing lakes in Alabama.
Whatever your pleasure: boating, skiing, picnicking, sailing, or swimming you'll find it at Lake Wedowee. Facilities include: public boat ramps, picnic tables, walking trails, and public restrooms.
Flat Rock Park • 16.5 miles
A nice day-use park where you can take enloy swimming, picnicking, fishing and walking nature trails. Located in Wedowee Alabama.
Contact Info: (256) 396-2338
Desoto Caverns • 48.5 miles
This beautiful historic park is home to the nationally recognized onyx caverns which became the first officially recorded cave in the United States in 1796. It is located five miles east of Childersburg on Highway 76. The park has many types of tours for visitors including the Explorer Overnight, Candlelight Tours and a 1/3 mile walking tour which features the Sound and Light Show in the Great Onyx Cathedral. That room is larger than a football field and higher than a 12 story building. The mammoth onyx formations are millions of years old and many are still growing.
Talladega Raceway • 50.0 miles
Talladega Superspeedway is the biggest, fastest, most competitive motorsports facility in the world. Records for both speed and competition have been established at Talladega. The track offers van tours to visitors daily during working hours except on weeks around events.
International Motor Sports Hall of Fame • 50.0 miles
The average Hall of Fame & Museum tour can take between 1 and 3 hours depending on the amount of time you wish to spend with each attraction. You may also want to spend some significant time in the McCaig-Wellborn Motorsports Research Library, a 1,700 square foot space with over 14,000 volumes of books, magazines and other research materials, of which several thousand publications are already in place. It's the the most comprehensive collection of motorsports information on Earth.
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