Bar-B-Q House in Troy, Alabama


Travel south from Montgomery along Route 231, and you’ll pass through Troy, AL, home of the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, a celebration of the spoken word where tales come to life through the art of storytelling. Let the storytellers transport you to worlds of imagination and laughter. Pike County Lake is nearby for fishing and boating, and the Pioneer Museum of Alabama invites you to step back in time and explore the history and heritage of the region. Discover artifacts and exhibits that bring the past to life. 

Visit Washington Street Park, a green oasis in the heart of Troy, providing a peaceful setting for picnics, leisurely walks, and moments of relaxation. Pike County Pocosin Forever Wild Tract is a protected natural area where you can immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of the outdoors. Butter and Egg Adventures is privately owned and features nearly 50 acres of picturesque Alabama beauty. From zip-lining to kayaking, Butter and Egg has something for the whole family. 

Troy is also an art and cultural hub. Johnson Center for the Arts showcases the creativity and talent of local and regional artists. Explore the galleries and immerse yourself in the world of visual arts. Then, there’s Troy University and the Crosby Theatre at Troy University; cultural hubs where performances and events come to life, and home to the annual storytelling festival. You can visit the Troy Community Recreation Center for fitness and fun, or venture through the Troy Arboretum; a natural retreat where you can connect with the beauty of Alabama's landscapes and diverse plant life. 

All that adventuring will likely work up your appetite, and what better way to satiate is than with smoky, delicious BBQ at either The BBQ House or Hook's BBQ. If you want something different, try Sisters' Restaurant for Southern comfort food and a warm ambiance, making it a delightful spot for a meal.

Bar-B-Q House in Troy, Alabama

Explore Troy

Southern plantation with blue sky background

Plan Your Road Trip Through Alabama’s Red Hill Region

The Red Hills region of Alabama is known as the Black Belt because its rich, black soil made the area a prime location for growing cotton. This made the region one of the prime locations for commerce for the state in the 1800s.

Read Full Article
Football sitting on the field.

Where to Eat in Alabama's Football Towns

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Alabama: football season. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore fan or just in it for the Saturday revelry, you’re going to get hungry. Leave the suspense to fourth and 1 – we’ve got the go-to places for chowing down on game day figured out.

Read Full Article


Share your vacation shots using our hashtag on Instagram for your chance to be featured.

Find Your Alabama Sweet Spot

Find the sweetest Alabama vacation spot perfectly suited just for you. Customize your next Alabama vacation by the type of experience you are looking for, then filter by the region of Alabama you want to visit. Don't know what your Alabama destination should be? Let our interactive location map be your guide. Now, where is your next Alabama Sweet Spot?

We use cookies on our website to enhance your experience. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.