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University of Montevallo - - What To Do And See



Montevallo is a charming and beautiful city! There are more than enough appealing attractions within and around the city that will make anyone's stay more than enjoyable, whether it is for a day or more.


However, in one day, one cannot see al the city's attractions, and therefore, most of the people who visit Montevallo often book a room in one of the fabulous hotels available.


Among the most popular and favorite attractions in Montevallo, there are:


The Aldrich Coal Mine Museum Inc., located on Highway 203, where visitors can see displays of pictures and artifacts of community of Aldrich, coal mine, prison, stores, churches and post office.


The museum being dedicated to teach the history of coal mining in Alabama. The museum also houses the only coal miner monument in the state.


Brierfield Ironworks Park, located within a 10-minute drive from Montevallo, one of Alabama's most significant historic landmarks.


The ironworks, which are the focal point of the park, were the target for destruction by Union forces during the Civil War, and represent an important piece of local history.


The park is also the site of one of the southeast's best blue grass festivals, held each year, during the first week of May, during summer months a very pleasant swimming pool being open and available for the enjoyment of visitors, camping and hiking activities being available year round, as well.



Due to the fact that Montevallo is a relatively small town, housing only about 5000 souls, within its limits, there are not as many large shopping spots available, compared to other much larger nearby communities, the city having shops and stores that only provide the day-by-day necessities.


However, there are several shopping centers and malls in the nearby area, which offer a much richer shopping experience for visitors, such as the ones in Hoover, Homewood or Birmingham, for example.


Among the most popular shopping spots, in and near Montevallo, there are:


- Arledge Antiques & Collects: 7611 Highway 22, Montevallo, AL.

- Bohemian Market: 5883 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL.

- Riverchase Galleria: Hoover, Alabama.

- Brookwood Village Shopping Center: Homewood, Alabama.

- The Summit Birmingham: 214 Summit Place, Birmingham, AL.

- Morgan Village: 3000 Morgan Road, Bessemer, AL.

- West Lake Mall Shopping Center: Bessemer, Alabama.


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