For those that want to do something before or after the race that is only 30 minutes awayThe Northeast Alabama Orchid Society is pleased to announce its 2008 Orchid Show and Sale. This event is located in the lobby/auditorium of the Anniston Museum of Natural History. April 26- Sat- 10am-5pm, April 27-Sun- 1pm-5pm. Come see hundreds of orchids...more
Soveiner trailers are very good at Talladega bit can be a walk to certain grandtand areas. Must attend the Talladega Walk of Fame in city of Talladega south of track which they do every year. Greats like Earnhardt, Allison, and Petty are just some of inductees and it is a fun time family event and is free. Also, the International Motorsports Hall...more
240 Haynes Street, Talladega, Alabama, 35160, United States
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220 HAYNES STREET, Talladega, AL 35160
Good for: Couples
220 Haynes St, Talladega, AL 35160
Good for: Couples
I decided to try and eat lunch at the Old Mill Restaurant outside of Talladega. It was in a very small settlement called Waldo, without even a post office.We saw one of those portable signs with an arrow but no text on it, and thought that might be the Old Mill Restaurant, but drove by without going in, and now found ourselves in the Talladaga...more
We ate at one of the two Mexican restaurants in Talledaga. They had menus available in Braille - there is a school for the blind near here. They advertise authentic Mexican food, a lunch buffet, and daily dinner specials.Currently websites say the name is Buenavista Bob had an enchilada dinner with rice and beans, and I had Fajita Quesadilla...more
When we were looking for a place to have dinner on Christmas Eve, there wasn't any place open except the fast food places. Jack's in Talledega was the first one we came to. Later we saw Wendy's and Burger KingApparently Jack's was Alabama's first chain restauarnt back in the early 60s. It has mostly burgers and chicken, but they advertise bologna...more
Down home feeling. Has great food, everything catfish shrimp, hamburger steak, salads, chili, all made fresh when you order. Breakfast and lunch 6 am til 2 pm. Hamburger Steak and Onion rings fresh really hamburger meat and home made onion rings.salad that is not from a bag. and texas toastmore
The place is small but has incredible steaks & the fattest beer battered onion rings! For the healthier side they have a great grilled chicken salad & unique stuffed potato. For those wanting a taste of authentic Southern cooking they make traditional "Fried Green Tomatoes" (when in season) they even have fried pickles! They also bottle their own...more
Basically interstate wise you will come from I-20 from either Birmingham or Atlanta and traffic isn't terrible but inside 30 miles traffic will be stop and go at times, especially after the race. If you come from Birmingham skip exit 168 which is first exit and go to exit 173. If coming from Atlanta, skip exit 173 which is first exit in that direction and go to exit 168. This is because most if not all from Atlanta exit at 173 and Birmingham most if not all exit 168, coming from the opposite way you'll get right off with no backup. The best way in and out is to avoid the interstate completely if you can(interstate isn't bad but hardly anyone uses side roads). If you come from Atlanta or Birmingham, take state road 78 to state road 77 or 005 which is what I do. From Gadsden take state road 77 south to the track, and from Montgomery and south alabma take state road 77 through the town of Talladega to the track. Another major factor to consider again is that Talladega is BIG, depending on where your seats are might determine which route you go, state route 77 or 005.
Traffic on race day is typical gridlock, so if you stay outside 30 miles away from the track you need to leave no later than 7 a.m., otherwise you'll get stuck in bad traffic. THios is where camping comes in handy which is what a lot of people do. You need to know where your grandstand is and what route you wanna take BEFORE arriving at the track cause it's hard to merge and certain lanes will take you to certain parking lots which could be close or far from your seats which equals a LONG walk.
Luggage and bags:
Because Talladega is so big either park near where you will be siitng which could be hard or don't bring much cause you'll be walking or if you do bring a lot trake frequent breaks.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear comfortable clothing and especially comfortable shoes. Talladega is so big that you will be walking A LOT! Because of all the camping and smoke here on race day it is usually warm so t-shirts are usually your best bet in April or October. Never been to a race at Talladega when it is cold. As for rain, bring a poncho cause Talladega does not allow umbrellas inside the track and the gift shops don't offer weather gear. Also remember that if there is a rain delay you'll be in a rain delay for awhile since it takes so long for the track to dry and the parking at Talladega is dirt pretty much so if it rains you'll be walking in a lot of mud and bring boots cause you might have to push you car out, it gets that deep.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping at Talladega is the best on the NASCAR circuit and can even get wild at times and I would suggest if you go to Talladega to do it at least once. If you camp prepare to get to the track a couple days as it is on forst come first serve basis outside the infield and don't expect to get much sleep cause everyone parties the night before and some even get in beer drinking contests, LOL! Overall, a tent that is enclosed because of the bugs are preferred but any tent, lots of coolers, a grill, and chairs are the necessity.