SENIORS ENJOY ALABAMA



Seniors Stop By Enterprise

bbac93_67772946590a1f12a732c74d4981c2d2.png_srb_p_180_146_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srbSenior travelers find that Enterprise (City of Progress) is in the southeastern part of Coffee County in the southeastern part of Alabama and the population is nearly 27,000.

The founder of Enterprise, John Henry Carmichael, moved to Coffee County and settled in the area in 1881. Carmichael built a small store on what is now North Main Street. The local Chamber of Commerce does a great job of promoting Enterprise with Events, News and a variety of visitor information.

Enterprise is your gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Rucker, and home to the world’s only monument to an insect, a giant Boll Weevil. Enterprise, a beach stopover destination, is located 85 miles South of Montgomery and is the fastest way to the Florida beaches.

Senior Hikers Find Award Winning Hiking Trail

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This senior would head over to the historic Rawl’s building and restaurant on Main Street for some great southern cooking. The Southern Broadway Dinner Theater would be next for a fine meal and an evening show . The Depot Museum is popular with lots of folks.

TripAdvisor suggests the Johnny Henderson Park Trail.  Senior hikers, bring along your hiking shoes and enjoy this award winning Trail. Coffee County Arts Alliance brings national performing acts to the area, as well as hosts the Piney Woods Arts Festival every March.

The Downtown Enterprise Business Association brings events such as Summer Fest, in May, and The Boll Weevil Festival, in October. Enterprise is also home to the new Performing Arts Center seating 1,850 people and showcasing a wide variety of exciting performances.

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Toss your clubs in the trunk as Enterprise is home to Tartan Pines Golf Club, a public 18-hole scenic golf course, and the Enterprise Country Club, an 18-hole challenging course. In addition, Enterprise has 8 parks for you to enjoy a picnic of just a leisurely stroll.

 Seniors View The Boll Weevil Monument

Folks here will never forget the tornado tragedy that stuck the town back on March 1, 2007. They still speak of it… the devastation was classic. “Today The City of Progress is recognized worldwide for it’s unique attractions.”

The Boll Weevil Monument is the only monument in the world dedicated to a pest. Senior visitors will find that big pest on the downtown square, reminding folks of an agricultural past, and present.  Sessions peanuts have been making peanut products since the early 1900′s.

Fort Rucker is nearby and the home of U.S. Army Aviation. The Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker houses over 160 military aircraft, the largest collection of Army Aviation aircraft in the country. -jeb

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