Historic Monroeville, Alabama: A Timeless Vacation
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Create your own story when you visit the Literary Capital of Alabama. Monroeville is about 70 miles northeast of Mobile and is a shining example of a small Southern town with its rich history and lush landscapes. Despite its small size, there is plenty to do in Monroeville to fuel your next vacation.
Have some fun under the sun while playing at Roland Cooper State Park. This 22,000-acre park contains a 9-hole golf course, picnic areas, boating ramps, and hiking paths. After you work up an appetite, head over to GainesRidge Dinner Club or Radley’s Fountain Grille for some delicious local cuisine.
You will need to plan for a couple of days to view and appreciate the history of Monroeville. First, take a self-guided walking tour of the historic district downtown. You can begin at the Old Courthouse Museum, a location that inspired the trial scene in the “To Kill a Mockingbird” movie, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Harper Lee (a native of Monroeville herself).
Learn about the world-renowned folk artists of Quilters of Gee’s Bend when you take a ferry along the Alabama River from Camden to Gee’s Bend. Don’t forget to stop by Boykin Mercantile, the first and only general store in town, for a slice of famous pineapple cake. Finally, look back in time when you gaze upon the Native American artifacts and fossils from Claiborne Bluff at the Alabama River Museum.
We’re so pleased to welcome the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Monroeville to this famous community. The beds are freshly made and the cookies are warm, so we look forward to seeing you soon!