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Alabama’s seven ‘most welcoming towns’

The Heart of Dixie offers some of the South’s best hospitality. Recently, WorldAtlas, an educational geography, environment, and current events website, named seven of Alabama’s towns as the most welcoming in the entire state.

“These seven welcoming small towns of Alabama radiate a warm and inviting feel, resonating with genuine hospitality. Placed amid stunning landscapes like Alabaster Buck Creek Trail, these communities extend open arms to visitors, providing a glimpse of Southern friendliness,” WorldAtlas wrote.

The towns recognized and some of their more notable places to visit include:

  • Alabaster-Buck Creek Trail, Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, the American Village, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, and Shelby County Museum and Archives
  • Ozark-Ed Lisenby Lake, United States Army Aviation Museum, Ozark Community Archery Park, and the J.D. Holman House
  • Enterprise-Aviator Monument , Boll Weevil Monument, Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, and Johnny Henderson Park Trail
  • Athens-Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives, Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo, Donnell House, Forth Henderson, and Big Spring Park
  • Hartselle-Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Point Mallard Park, and the First Christian Church
  • Cullman-Ave Maria Grotto, Sportsman Lake Park, Cullman County Museum, and St. Bernard Abbey
  • Fairhope-Fairhope Municipal Pier, Fairhope Museum of History, Live at Five at Coastal Community College, and Eastern Shore Trail

“Whether exploring the attractive main streets of Athens or participating in local gatherings at The Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, the welcoming spirit of Alabama’s small towns fosters an atmosphere in which everyone becomes a part of the community. Leaving lasting memories of heartfelt connections and Southern hospitality.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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