Huntsville Off The Beaten Path

  • Monument of an Italian Icon
    Monument of an Italian Icon
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  • Alcove of spires and dispalys of relgion
    Alcove of spires and dispalys of relgion
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  • Tower of Thanks-Much Inside
    Tower of Thanks-Much Inside
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    Ave Maria Grotto

    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 1, 2014

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    Located In Cullman, a city 50 miles southwest of Huntsville, this is a nice side trip for the sheer wonder of the a priest who. the Grotto is on Saint Bernard Abbey; still active, and it was created by Brother Joseph Zoetl. The Abbey was founded in 1891, and over 70 years, Brother Joseph created 125 stone/cement structures of all types depicting religion from around the world. the art also has many pieces of broken plates, glass, marbles, seashells, etc. It opened in 1934.
    Entry fee is $5 and the tour is about 1/2 hour.

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    The Cliffs

    by kyrzar Updated Oct 23, 2005

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    If you're fortunate enough to get out boating on the Tennessee river, try out the cliffs on the Morgan county side about half way between Ditto and Triana (pronounced "Try Anna" for all you non-locals). They're 30-45 feet tall. There's a rope swing and some people even jump off the cliffs into the deep water at the bottom.

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    Five Points

    by kyrzar Written Mar 15, 2003

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    Huntsville doesn't exactly have a real arts district, but if it did, it would be Five Points. This little old milltown is a nice mixture of different houses, little old shops, with a hint of counterculture punctuating the redneck culture.

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