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General Links for Cullman County and North Alabama:

Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce - Cullman, Alabama

Cullman County Website - Cullman, Alabama

North Alabama Tourist Information

Restaurants in Cullman - A few special places - Cullman, Alabama

Events in Cullman

Gift Shops, Antiques and Collectibles:

Southern Accents Architectural Antiques - Cullman, Alabama

A Touch of German - German Crafted Products - Cullman, Alabama

Grocery Stores and Pharmacies:

Visit our local Wal-Marts

CVS Pharmacies in Cullman

Rite Aid Pharmacies in Cullman

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Landmarks and Places of Interest:

Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman, Alabama

Our Lady of the Angels Monastery - Home of Mother Angelica - Hanceville, AL

Cullman County Museum

Museum of Rare Collectibles - Cullman, Alabama

Movies and Movie Rentals:

Cullman Carmike Cinema - What's Playing?

Outdoor Activities and Fishing:

Skydive Alabama, Inc., - Folsom Field, just minutes from Cullman, Alabama

Cullman County Parks

Cullman Golf Course

Smith Lake Angler Web Links

Alabama Game and Fish Magazine

Fishing Site for Smith Lake on Alabama Power Company's website

Alabama Power Home Page

Smith Lake GPS Maps

Alabama Fishing Licenses

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Trident Marina:

21680 County Road 222, Crane Hill, AL 35053. 1-800-239-6819

Boat Rentals, Launching, Supplies, Gasoline, Restaurant

Located 1 mile by water or 3 miles by land from Smith Lake Retreat, this is the closest marina with boating supplies, boat rentals, and dry storage. The restaurant, see the Restaurant section on this page, has patio seating and classic Southern dishes.

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Cullman Golf Course

The Cullman Golf Course is located on Golf Course Road off of Highway 31. This facility is one of the best designed municipal courses in the state. The golf course is open year round and closes only on Christmas Day.

Enjoy the challenge of this 18-hole course which includes a practice putting green, club house and pro shop with concession area and a lighted driving range. New attractions include a scenic pond on Hole 10 and several new tee boxes!

The Pro Shop has a great selection of golf bags, putters, gloves, shirts and a wide variety of golf balls. A concession stand n the Pro Shop with awesome deli sandwiches is open for your convenience.

Special tournaments are played throughout the year. Youth golf clinics are offered in the summer. Rates are currently:

Weekday Rates

Weekend Rates

9 holes

18 holes

With cart






9 holes

18 holes

With cart






Annual memberships are available. There are special rates for seniors, juniors & ladies. Also, twilight rates begin at 3 p.m.

For more information about the Cullman Golf Course call Ches Harris, Director of Golf, at (256) 739-2386 or email

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All Steak Restaurant
314 2nd Ave. SW; (256) 734-4322. Since 1934 has been the ideal choice for great food and genuine southern hospitality in the Cullman area. Features prime cuts of meats and an extensive selection of full flavored innovative dishes. Open: M-Th 6 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.



Brushy Pond Restaurant
25030 County Road 222, Bremen, AL 35033. (256) 287-0690


Jack’s Restaurant
1593 Co. Rd. 437; (256) 734-8347. Located at Exit 304 on I-65. Serving down home cooking and breakfast available 24 hours. Meeting room or private dining for up to 70 people. Open: 24 hours a day.

Lombardo’s Pasta Bar
202 1st Ave. SE; (256) 739-7171. Home owned and operated by Russell & Patty Lombardo and their daughter, Tiffani. Good Italian food. Located in the historical Stiefelmeyer building. Open: M-F 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and F evening 5-9 p.m. Closed Sa & Su.

Ryan Creek Restaurant
21680 County Road 222, Crane Hill, AL 35053. (256) 841-4016


Top Hat Barbecue
Highway 32, Hayden, AL 35079. (256) 352-9919



Other Cullman County Restaurants Area Code 256

Restaurants Within 20 Miles of Crane Hill, Alabama

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Strawberry Festival
Cullman/(256) 734-3369
Vendors, car show, tractor pull, beauty pageant, kiddie rides, entertainment, food, arts & crafts. Held at Sportsman Lake Park. April 25-26, 2003. Admission.

Smith Lake Park 4th of July Festival
Cullman/(256) 739-2916
Vendors, arts & crafts, continuous entertainment, food, drinks, swimming, waterslide and lots of fireworks. July 4, 2003, 10 a.m.-until.

Cullman Oktoberfest
Cullman/K-15/(256) 739-1258, (800) 533-1258
German music, food, and dancing. Guided historic district tours, art show, arts and crafts, Miss Oktoberfest, and Burgermeister Ball. A celebration of Cullman’s German heritage, traditions and values. Always the first full week in October. Oct. 4-12, 2003. Admission to some events.

More Events in Cullman County

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Blockbuster Movie Store:               Visit the Blockbuster website.


2nd Ave/King Edward
1644 2nd Ave SW
Cullman, AL, 35055
(256) 775-0026
Store Hours: Mon - Sun: 10:00AM - Midnight


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