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North Alabama Hidden Gems: Crooked Creek Civil War Museum & Johnny’s BBQ

Discover some of North Alabama's hidden gems!

Some of the state’s best kept secrets and hidden gems are located right here in North Alabama. From museums and hole-in-the-wall eats to wineries and animal preserves, we’ve got the spots you defiantly need to see for yourself!

Crooked Creek Civil War Museum – 516 Co. Rd. 1127, Vinemont, AL 35179

The Crooked Creek Civil War museum is home to a host of Civil War memorabilia. Located on a battle site from the war, the area’s rich history and heritage has afforded it an abundance of character. The area is even rumored to be the hotspot of paranormal activity, with several guests sighting ghosts. The Paranormal Research Alliance has even conducted test on the property confirming the appearance of apparitions.

With over 40 acres of land with historical significance, a museum of rare collectibles where you can actually handle the artifacts, and a quaint bed & breakfast on the property, this attraction will ensure that you receive a remarkable history lesson coupled with fun. Open 7 days a week 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes a tour of the grounds and museum.

Johnny’s BBQ – 1401 4th St. SW, Cullman, AL 35055

They’ve been around since 1949 and family owned since 1963, so they’ve learned a lot about how to make the best barbecue, chicken, catfish and more.  The service is fast, friendly, and second to none!

Take a taste of their tender pulled pork and you’ll never eat barbecue anywhere else again.   Whether you’re hungry for pork, ribs chicken, catfish, or one of our enormous stuffed baked potatoes, their menu will satisfy even the the biggest appetite.

And don’t forget to save room for our delicious pies, cheesecakes, and banana pudding when available!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit Alabama Mountain Lakes to find your next great adventure.