Should you ever run out of fun things to do in Birmingham, consider the short drive to Gadsden, a town rife with natural beauty just 50+ miles northeast of the city. Situated along the Coosa River, Gadsden is known for its waterfront location, Noccalula Falls and Lookout Mountain, as well as plenty of shopping and dining options. 

Eat:Gadsden Courtyard Cafe Birmingham Apartments.

The Courtyard Café
501 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35904
256.547.1066

Southern home cooking doesn’t get much better than this. With renowned fried chicken, steaks and white chocolate bread pudding, this restaurant is sure to satisfy your need for comfort food. It’s a hidden gem that’s become a favorite amongst locals and visitors.

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Readers exchange Birmingham apartment.The Reader’s’ Exchange
124 Court Street
Gadsden, AL 35904
256.490.4004

Looking for a place to pick up a book to cozy up with? Or maybe you need to get rid of the ones that have been sitting on the shelf for years? The Reader’s Exchange is the place for you. While looking for your next favorite novel, you may even cross paths with the store’s resident cat Oliver. The best part is, you can trade in your used books for MORE books, and what’s better than more books?

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Noccalula Falls

Noccalula Falls Birmingham Apartments. 1500 Noccalula Road
Gadsden, AL 35904
256.543.7412

Named for a young woman that supposedly jumped from the top of the falls rather than marry a man she didn’t love, 250-acre Noccalula Falls public park is home to historic artifacts and fun modern-day activities. Outdoor lovers will admire the beautiful fountains and flowers or take off on a hike. Families can take advantage of the petting zoo and mini golf, and history buffs shouldn’t miss the pioneer village and Civil War memorabilia. 

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