This beautiful area is located on the shores of gorgeous Lake Martin and is home to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Dadeville. The area offers limitless recreational activities, and nearby Alexander City is considered one of the nation's top retirement communities. Automotive enthusiasts will enjoy the Wellborn Musclecar Museum, featuring a fine collection of American high-performance cars.
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What To See & Do
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
Take a step back in time and discover where the final battle of the Creek War was fought.
The breathtaking beauty of this 44,000-acre lake makes this area a popular place for recreation.
Wellborn Musclecar Museum
Explore an impressively large collection of muscle cars from 1969-1971.
Wind Creek State Park
Explore nature and enjoy limitless outdoor recreation activities at this beautiful state park.
Where To Stay
Wind Creek State Park
With 626 sites, Wind Creek State Park features the largest state-operated campground in the country, including 187 waterfront sites.
Mistletoe Bough, an 1890 Victorian home complete with antique furnishings, offers an unforgettable stay just minutes from Lake Martin.
Creekside Lodge is a family-owned bed and breakfast-style hotel on Lake Martin. The lodge features 23 guest rooms and two suites.
StillWaters Golf Club
Enjoy spacious villas and guest suites at this golf club located on the edge of Blue Creek at Lake Martin in Dadeville.
Where To Eat & Drink
SpringHouse serves sophisticated, local cuisine. Highlights include whole Gulf red snapper and signature homemade s'mores.
Carlisle Drug Soda Fountain
This full-service, old fashioned soda fountain serves classic drugstore fare in a casual atmosphere. After lunch, peruse the gift shop or have a steaming cup of coffee at the counter – a daily tradition for some regulars.
Tallassee, first called Talisi by the Creek Indians, is a city on the Tallapoosa River, found in both Elmore and Tallapoosa counties. The city is located in the densely forested Emerald Mountains, a small southeastern chain of the Lower Appalachians, and has a population of nearly 5,000.
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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train
Birmingham serves as the state’s major air travel hub. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport offers 130 daily flights to 51 airports in 48 cities throughout the United States.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
The Montgomery Regional Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express and offers daily direct flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL 36108
Birmingham is accessible via several major interstate highways, including Interstate 65, the state's main north-south route; Interstate 20; and Interstate 59.
The Horseshoe Bend area and Lake Martin can be reached by car via Highway 280 from Interstate 85.
Greyhound offers daily bus service to and from Alexander City. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.
2115 Highway 280
Alexander City, AL 35010