Local (North Alabama & South Central Tennessee) Destinations

AVE MARIA GROTTO, Cullman Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto, otherwise known as "Little Jerusalem" is located in Cullman Alabama. The site contains over 125 miniature reproductions of famous churches, shrines and buildings from around the word. The miniatures were built by Benedictine Monk Brother Joseph Zoettl O.S.B. over a 40 year period ending in 1958. High points include St. Martin's Church, Jerusalem Miniatures, Hanging Garden of Babylon and Lourdes Basilica.

Directions from Interstate 65: Exit 308 then travel 4 miles east to St. Bernard Abbey.

Ave Maria Grotto
St. Bernard Abbey
1600 St. Bernard Dr. S.E.
Cullman, Alabama 35055
Phone: (205) 734-4110
Email: sbabbey@hiwayy.net
Web Site: http://www.sbabbeyprep.org/

Peanut Factory Bar and Grill, Huntsville Alabama

A great local Friday night biker hangout. The Peanut Factory draws all types from Gold Wingers to Beemer pilots to Harley-Davidson riders. Things usually start up at 5:50PM then break up at about 7:00PM for dinner.

Peanut Factory Bar and Grill
903 Memorial Parkway, NW
Huntsville, Alabama
Phone: (256) 534-7092
Email: Unknown
Web Site: Unknown

Tipton's Cafe of Greeneville, Tennessee

This place deserves a five bike rating for the food and for the price! Tipton's is a great restaurant that serves all you can eat for under $10 per person.

Tipton's offers:
1) Great parking for your bike especially after 2:00A.M - he is a third shift opener except Saturday's (he's not open on Saturday's).
2) Food cooked to order and you can watch the grease cooking, it's definitely greasy down home cooking.
3) He's sort of friendly in a grouchy kind of way.
4) Food is fresh and he don't precook anything - no hairnets either!!
5) Well, it is under 10 for both of you to eat.

Directions to Tipton's:
Take exit 23 off of I-81.
Go North on 11 E to Greeneville, TN - about 9 miles
Take the business exit to down town - you will go through several lights
Turn left at the light beside the tire store
I think this will be the 3rd light off the business exit.
Go to four way stop turn right and Tipton's will be on the right.

You may want to call - they are open till 3:00pm and reopen at 11:00 p.m.
Phone: (423) 639-4201

Recommended by Carla Lawson.
Carla's email: Robert & Carla

Tim's Cajun Kitchen

The local place for Cajun food. You'll have to go to Cajun country to find better - and even then, maybe you won't!

Tim's Cajun Kitchen
114 Jordan Lane
Huntsville, Alabama
Phone: (256) 533-7589
Email: tfaul41962@aol.com
Web Site: http://exploreamerica.com/timscajunkitchen/

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