Pell City Travel Guide

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Pell City Restaurants

  • by RunDontWalk Written Jan 9, 2008

    Traditional Southern Cooking such as Chicken and dumplings. Breakfast is also offered all day. If you have never been, it is an interesting place to stop due to it's country store and country atmosphere. But don't stay for the food. Food is often over cooked and less tasty than traditional southern cooking due to mass production. Service normally takes a little longer than comfortable due to over worked wait staff. There are games to keep you occupied such as checkers, but on a typical day you will find a bus load of people just off the interstate jamming the restraunt and stalling service.
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Pell City Transportation

  • by RunDontWalk Written Jan 9, 2008

    While their is not a public transit system yet in this small suburban sprawl town, you will find it easiest to get around by automobile or boat. The City is positioned on two major highways (Hwy 78 & Hwy 231) and is just off of Interstate 20. There is usually never a traffic delay unless you are traveling around the hours of 7:30am-8am or 2:30pm-3:30pm, when many of the local schools let out. If traveling by foot there are some sidewalks and paths, especially in the downtown area. Hitchhiking is easy in this city, as many of the locals are kind country folk. Just keep in mind that hitchhiking on the interstates is illegal and police will hassle you, but you will still more than likely be able to hitch a ride before that happens. Boating on Lake Logan Martin is a mandatory mode of entertainment in these parts, and stranded boaters often receive help from other boaters when in need. There are many Marinas in which to rent boats, all you will need is a boating license. For fishing or hunting a license is also mandatory, just visit the local bait shop, Lucky's Bait and Tackle on Hwy 231 South to obtain one.
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    • Water Sports
    • Sky Diving

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Pell City Local Customs

  • by RunDontWalk Written Jan 9, 2008

    Many local stores are closed on Sundays or open after 12pm and close early around 6pm. Alcohol is not sold on sundays in the county. You will need to travel to jefferson county to purchase alcohol, so be sure to stock up on Saturday night. Restraunts get very busy between the hours of 11am and 2pm on Sundays due to church services. Avoid local hot spots such as The Pell City Steakhouse during this time.

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Pell City Warnings and Dangers

  • by RunDontWalk Written Jan 9, 2008

    If you find yourself in or around Pell City during Talladega Race Weekend (usually in October then again in April) you might be the victim of Dega bound drunks. This unusual specimen is almost always decked out in his or her favorite drivers number and color and reaks of beer, the official drink of Nascar. Keep in mind that Interstate 20 will be jammed with Race Fans and their traveling motor homes in route to Dega. Take alternate routes such as Hwy 78 when possible on this weekend. Many Race Fans stay in and around Pell City at the numerous motor home parks. While they do offer an entertaining break from the mundane with their colorful and loud personalities, you will often find these drunk race fans out on the roads in search of more beer. Be careful driving, always wear you seat belt, and if caught behind a weaving car or motorhome, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE!! And go the other way when possible.
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    • Road Trip

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Pell City What to Pack

  • by RunDontWalk Written Jan 9, 2008

    Luggage and bags: In warm weather and times of unseasonably warm weather. Pack comfortable light airy clothing to prevent chafing. Layer when possible. When traveling by boat you will be HOT when sitting still, but when in transit the wind will make you feel cold. Bug repellent and Sunscreen is a must in warm weather. Always pack an extra set of clothes, as you will never know when you will be thrown in the lake or decide to go for a swim. Always take cover and shelter when bad weather is approaching, you never know when a tornado or volitile winds might hit. Stay away from the water and open fields during lighting storms. If you hear a loud siren, seek shelter. It is the local emergency management team warning residents (first wednesday of every month expect sirens to be tested).
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    • Camping
    • Water Sports
    • Fishing

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