Race Week-ends Require a Minimum 3 Day Stay
Historic Courthouse Square
Built in 1836, the Talladega County courthouse is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in Alabama (Alabama became a state in 1819.) The Ritz Theater is also on the Square and is nationally heralded as a distinctive example of the Art Deco Main Street theater genre of the 1930s. Unique shops and several restaurants are within walking distance.
Talladega's national Art Deco landmark theater is the region's premier performing arts center. The Ritz is a leader for offering large numbers of important high profile theatrical events, and takes pride in collaborating with the school systems, AIDB and other community organizations to bring valuable cultural and educational events to visitors from all over.
Phone: (256) 315-0000
The Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB)
AIDB was established in 1858 by a young medical doctor wanting to educate young deaf children. It now includes five schools and a thriving industrial venture with nine regional centers serving every county in the state. AIDB is known as the nation's most comprehensive education and service program for children and adults with hearing and vision loss.
Historic Talladega College
Founded in 1867, Talladega College is Alabama's oldest historically African-American, private, four-year liberal arts college. It is situated on 130 acres of unspoiled woodlands and its famous Amistad murals housed in the Savery Library attract artists and visitors from around the world.
DeSoto Caverns Park
The Park features a spectacular laser light and sound show with leaping waters inside a great cathedral that is larger than a football field and higher than a 12-story building. It is open year-round with group tour packages and single tickets available.
Silk Stocking District
The District is a fine concentration of late 19th Century and early 20th Century homes located south of the courthouse square. Fifteen structures date prior to 1870. Later ones range from simple unadorned cottages to elaborate Queen Ann and Eastlake houses. Most are restored. The District was established in 1956 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Originally the Talladega Public Library, the Jemison-Carnegie Heritage Hall was designed by Frank Lockwood and built in 1906. Now the city's art museum and a fine example of Beaux-Arts Classics style, it hosts a variety of arts and humanities activities for the community and the region.
April in Talladega
The event sponsors the annual tour of old homes and is traditionally one of the most popular weekends in the area. The pilgrimage is one of the oldest and finest old house showcases in the southeast featuring homes and churches in the city and county dating back to the early 1800s.
Cheaha State Park (pron: chee haw)
Cheaha is one of several beautiful state parks in Alabama. Mt. Cheaha is the highest mountain in the state and exhibits breathtaking scenery year-round. There are camp grounds, hiking trails, picnic areas and more.
Phone: (256) 488-5111
Talladega Super Speedway
The 2.66 mile high-banked tri-oval track is located 12 miles from the city of Talladega and hosts two major events annually. Major sponsors vary from year to year. These 500-mile NASCAR events each draw more than 200,000 fans from across the US.
International Motor Sports Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame complex is located next to the Talladega Super Speedway and features six different halls of fame with a collection of racing vehicles and memorabilia valued at more than ten million dollars.
Phone: (256) 362-5002
Davey Allison Memorial Park
The Park is located one block off the courthouse square and pays homage to motor racing legends at its Texaco Walk of Fame. Admission is free and the park is open 24 hours.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
The manufacturing facility just a few miles away in Lincoln produces more than 150,000 Odyssey minivans a year and employs 4,300 people. Public tours are available.
Phone: (205) 355-5000
Logan Martin Lake
The lake is only a few miles from Talladega and provides myriad water and outdoor activities for families. The lake is one of the largest and most beautiful in Alabama.
Timber Ridge Golf Course in Talladega
Timber Ridge is an 18-hole public golf course open every day except Christmas.
Phone: (256) 362-0346
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
This world class, 36-hole public course hosts nationally recognized professional tournaments every year. The course is located about 30 minutes north of Talladega between Anniston and Gadsden, AL. off Hwy 431.
Phone: (256) 892-3268