The Tombigbee River Valley
Located in western Alabama, the Tombigbee River Valley provides a wonderful taste of culture with gracious antebellum mansions, art galleries, scenic waterways and a treasure-trove of antique shops. Make sure to visit the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum to get a closer look at Alabama's beloved author. Also home to the Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, this area has beautiful bodies of water that provide many opportunities for recreational activities.
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What To See & Do
Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum
Visit the museum dedicated to Alabama's foremost storyteller and author.
This 234-mile waterway flows through western Alabama and offers a variety of recreational activities.
Gaineswood National Historic Landmark
This antebellum mansion has domed ceilings, ornate plasterwork and original furnishings.
Demopolis Yacht Basin
This full-service marina offers in-water and dry storage for boats and has a restaurant and motel on-site
Bladon Springs State Park
Centered around four mineral springs, the 357-acre park features a variety of opportunities for family fun.
Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge
The Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge borders the Tombigbee River and is home to waterfowl, beavers, raccoons, alligators, eagles and more.
The Sumter Recreation Area features a public boat launch, picnic areas and primitive camping.
Service Park at Coffeeville Lake
Located on the third largest lake of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee system, Service Park offers a boat launch and primitive and RV campsites.
Where To Stay
Mimosa Ridge Cabins
Secure your spot in a quaint cabin with modern conveniences overlooking the Tombigbee River.
Shark Tooth Creek
Set up camp in Aliceville on a hillside that overlooks 75 acres of water. Spend your days hunting shark teeth, fishing and canoeing.
Where To Eat & Drink
Kora's Place in Demopolis is a genuine Southern soul food café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Red Barn Restaurant
A cornerstone of the Demopolis community, this laid-back restaurant serves steaks, chicken, seafood and more.
A small town with ample Southern charm, Aliceville is one of Alabama’s best-kept secrets. Recreational opportunities abound with year-round golfing, water skiing, camping and hiking. And for the history lover, the World War II German POW museum is a must. The museum features archives documenting Camp Aliceville, Coca-Cola assembly line equipment, an American vetera…
Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train
Birmingham serves as the major hub of air travel for the state. 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
The Tombigbee River Valley area can be reached via Interstate 59.
Greyhound offers daily bus service to and from Eutaw and Livingston, both located in the Tombigbee River Valley area. Tickets are not sold at these locations. You may order tickets at least 10 days in advance if you plan to depart from the Eutaw or Livingston stations. 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.
99 Greensboro St.
Eutaw, AL 35462
651 Highway 28 W.
Livingston, AL 35470