Mentone Alabama Area Attractions and Things to Do

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Did you know? Fort Payne is the “Sock Capital of the World.” The hosiery industry in DeKalb County is 90 years young and counting. There are some 150 factories in the county that together employ over 7,800 people. These mills and employees ship out 3 Million Dozen Pairs of socks each week. It is estimated that 1 in every 7 in the world that puts on a pair of socks that those socks came from Fort Payne, Alabama!

Wildflower Cafe

A great place for breakfast and lunch as well as Sunday Brunch. Food is fresh and tasty. Join Moon a sumptuous tasty meal or decadent desserts. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. Call (256)634-0066.

Mentone Market

Address: 5872 Alabama Hwy 117
Phone: 256-634-4686

Coffee Shack by the Track

Downtown Valley Head - Breakfast and Lunch

Tigers Inn

Famiy Resturant
Address: 132 Commerce Ave.
Monday – Friday 5:30am – 2pm

Bruce’s Foodland

Grocery store– GREAT STEAKS Fresh Seafood
Address: 202 Greenhill Blvd., Fort Payne, AL 35967
Open 7 days a week 7am-10pm

Canyon Grill

Cloudland, Georgia. Good food and atmosphere. Rated Top 10 Resturant in 2009 for the State of Georgia 706-398-9510

Alabama Fan Club & Museum

Home of the Country Music Group of the Century, this museum houses the group Alabama’s many awards and achievements, collections from their youth and a souvenir and gift shop. Located at 101 Glenn Blvd. SW, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967.

DeSoto State Park Resturant

Good food at the State Park. Open 7 days

Depot Diner

Rising Fawn, Georgia Great little place open until 7:00 PM Central Time

Mentone Farmers Market

Saturday 10am–1pm

Cracker Barrel Restaurant

Exit 218 off I59 in Fort Payne

Ruby Tuesday

Exit 218 off I59 in Fort Payne

Santa Fe Cattle Company

256-546-5253 — Exit 218 off I59 in Fort Payne


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Cloudland Canyon State Park

Hike in Cloudland Canyon State Park (in Georgia).

DeSoto State Park

DeSoto Falls is a beautiful waterfall located close to the DeSoto State Park. Admisssion is free and there is plenty of parking available. There is also picnic area there. It is a must see when visiting Mentone.


Ski at Cloudmont (December thru March)

Shop in Mentone

The Gourdie Shop, The Hitching Post with Crows Nest Antiques (antiques & collectibles), The White Elephant (antiques) is located close to the old location. There are various arts and crafts shops in Mentone proper. Don’t miss Kamama’s in the center of town. They have a coffee shop and represent area artist’s works. Miracle Pottery is a must see. It is located on the J. Spencer’s location.

Fort Payne Movie Theater

See a movie at the Fort Payne movie theater.

Collinsville Trade Day

Open every Saturday with close to 1,000 vendors and an estimated 30,000 people in attendance. Arrive early! Trade Day starts by 5:30 a.m. and usually last until about 1 in the afternoon. Plants, fresh fruit, trees, junk, antiques, collectibles is just a sampling of what you can find at Collinsville Trade Day. Located on the US Highway 11. Exit 231 off of I59

Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro

Visit Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, AL for a garage sale shoppers delight! This is the place where all the items that were left on an airplane end up for resale. If you like to shop, don’t miss this place!

Little River Canyon

Hike in Little River Canyon (a natural preserve).

Fort Payne Depot Museum

Railroad memorabilia, Dioramas handcrafted back in 1913, Indian Artifacts, Local History and more! Located on 105 5 th Street North, in downtown Fort Payne, Alabama 35967. (256)845-5714. Mon. – Wed.- Fri. 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. For group tours at other times call (256)845-3957.

Hosiery Museum

This attraction houses memorabilia, antique and newer machines used to knit socks and a wealth of history about DeKalb’s thriving hosiery industry. The museum is adjacent to the Fort Payne Opera House on Gault Avenue North in Fort Payne, the “Sock Capital of the World!”

Landmarks Opera House

This structure was built in 1889 by W.O. Rice and was known as the “handsomest opera house in the state.” Having been restored by a group called Landmarks, productions are once again brought to the stage. It is the oldest opera house in the state still in use today. Located downtown Fort Payne, Alabama. For group tours of the Opera House call (256)845-0720.

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