125 Davis Loop Road
Oxford, AL 36203
Phone: (256) 835-8873
Fax: (256) 835-6997
Arts & Museums
Located about an hour drive from Birmingham, the Anniston Museum of Natural History uses artifacts, documents and interactive exhibits to explain the natural world around us. The most popular exhibits are the large dinosaur skeleton reconstructions, but the museum also houses excellent collections of Native American artifacts and one of the most important ornithological (bird) collections in North America. The museum is open seven days a week, although it is closed on major winter holidays. There is also a museum store. Admission is USD4.50 for adults, USD3.50 for children ages 4-17 and free for children three and younger.
Founded by Farley Berman, Berman Museum of World History houses some of the word's most fascinating and unique collectibles under one roof. Most of the museum's objects have come from the world travels of Berman and his wife Germaine. Among its many objects are several rare weapons like a bullet firing flute and an ink pen containing poisonous gas, among others. Other unique items include a set from Hitler's tea service and cough drops that conceal a mini gun. The objects at the gallery have sparked off world wide research, revealing interesting information about all of them. The museum sees guests coming from different corners of the world to offer their views on its collectibles, making Berman Museum a must-visit destination.
Located adjacent to the Talladega Superspeedway, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame is one of the most popular and impressive facilities of its kind in the country. Although Talladega is known primarily as a stop on the NASCAR circuit, this museum (true to its name) is concerned with motorsports of all kinds, from Grand Prix to snowmobile racing, and everything in between. The collections, reported to be worth $25 million, include famous automobiles, boats, and motorcycles from the past and present. The museum is open every day except major holidays. There is a gift shop, and purchases can also be made online.