About Marshall County, Home to Great Bass Fishing
Well-known for its excellent bass fishing, Marshall County is located at the southern end of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is a North Alabama destination that delivers sweet surprises and plenty of area attractions. Whether it’s the abundance of natural wildlife, the soothing waters of beautiful Lake Guntersville, or the punch of color from the changing landscape, you are in for a treat.
Five cities within Marshall County offer their own unique blend of southern charm and small town atmosphere.
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Grant is known for the amazing Cathedral Caverns. Originally called Bat Cave,Cathedral Caverns was opened to the public by Jacob Gurley in the 1950's. The first feature most people notice about Cathedral Caverns is its massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high, a possible world record for commercial caves. Inside the cavern are some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created including “Goliath”- one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference.
Arab’s historic village harkens back to a simpler time, perfect for history buffs. In cooperation with the City of Arab, the Arab Historical Society continues to develop the Arab Historic Village in Arab City Park as a tribute to the pioneer-spirited people who settled and built the area into the prosperous, community-minded place it is today. Development of the Historic Village was started in 1991 as a Centennial project of the Historical Society. At the present time, ten buildings have been completed. They have been furnished with items through the 1940’s and portray a North Central Alabama rural community of that time.
Boaz has a rewly renovated drive-in movie theater. The Sand Mountain Twin Drive-In Theatre is a renovated drive-in theatre in Boaz, Alabama. The Sand Mountain Drive-In is a relatively new drive-in. It opened in 1996 with two screens and a capacity for 400 cars, and has been recently renovated to have 100% digital entertainment.
Sample Albertville’s locally grown wines from wineries such as Jules J. Berta Vineyards. A four-generation winery, the family works to ensure the finest quality of wine by hand-picking grapes and collaborating with local farmers to bring sweet muscadine wines and fruit wines to their tasting room. Albertville is also known for its impressive show choir! Albertville High School's CenterStage! is a 100-member show choir including 64 singers/dancers, 14 student crew members, and a 22 piece instrumental combo. CenterStage! competes throughout the Southern and Midwestern United States and has won many Grand Championships through the years. Primarily focusing on entertainment, CenterStage! has taken a less traditional “theatrical” approach to their productions in recent years incorporating original storylines, casts of characters, elaborate costuming, and interactive sets.
Guntersville’s lakeside concerts and eclectic downtown shops are a treat for the whole family. The good stuff is not all outdoors in Guntersville. With a heritage rich in Native American and Civil War history, the city museum offers a glimpse of the past through artifacts and exhibits. And Guntersville’s excellent public library offers a full range of opportunities from books to electronic media to a foreign film series. The library also sponsors a summertime reading program for kids.
Marshall County is packed with things to see and do. For the outdoor enthusiast, the history buff or the family looking for a unique vacation, we have plenty to offer. Come visit Marshall County and find your sweet spot.