Things To Do In Fort Payne

Wings Over North Georgia at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA on Oct. 18 or 19 at 10 a.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Wings Over North Georgia

Richard B Russell Regional Airport

$17.45 $10

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A 400 mph jet car and Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned competition join fighter jets, parachute teams, music, and fireworks at an air show

90-Minute Zipline Tour for One or Dare Ya! Ride for Two at Daredevil Ziplines (Up to 54% Off)

Daredevil Ziplines

Rome

$65 $30

Zipliners hurl downhill for up to 600 ft. at up to 50 mph on courses built for an action television series

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Course for One or Two from FirstShot, LLC (Up to 53% Off)

FirstShot, LLC

Live Fire Weapons and Range

$90 $45

Two hours of classroom time and one hour on the range; course designed as an introduction to the safe and proper handling and use of pistols

Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Chieftains Museum

Rome

$10 $6

Major Ridge's home in Georgia is now a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large

One Tandem Skydiving Jump at Atlanta Tandem Skydiving (50% Off)

Skydiving Atlanta

Cedartown

$299 $149

Seasoned jumpers take care of the heavy lifting allowing new sky-divers to focus on leaping from a plane; makes a good holiday gift

One or Two Tandem-Skydiving Sessions from Skydive Georgia (Up to 47% Off)

Skydive Georgia

Rockmart

$279 $149

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Plummet up to 10,000 feet while attached to a certified skydive instructor

$20 for $36 Worth of Wine Tasting for Two, with Glasses and Wine Tote — Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Albertville

$36 $20

Wine tasting with choice of two designer wine mugs or wine glasses packaged in a dandy wine tote.

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Iris equips its students with the power to read quickly and effectively, reducing molasses-slow reading habits to rubble and replacing them with a laserlike ability to consume and comprehend literature. With a five-hour class, students will learn drills to drum up the speed of their reading, creative note-taking tips, and how to better retain knowledge gathered during reading. Different mediums of information conveyance will also be covered, such as technical materials, magazines, newspapers, and websites. Past students have reported reading up to five times faster as a result of Iris's instruction, leaving more time for hobbies such as carpet weaving or ship-in-a-bottle smashing.

637 Cave Rd
Woodville,
AL
US

Cuisine Type: Alabama farmed wines: European or sweet

Established: 2007

Reservations: Recommended

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Wine

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Wine Only

Outdoor Seating: Yes

1409 Darden Avenue
Albertville,
AL
US

Designed by prolific course architect Gene Bates, the 18-hole, 6,734-yard Twin Bridges Golf Club course bobs and weaves around the Coosa River and its surrounding waterways, forcing golfers to avoid hazards on 11 holes. But the most challenging hole—the 554-yard 5th hole, a par 5—showcases another course challenge: bunkers. The sand traps at 5 pinch the fairway at three different places, shrinking landing zones for drives and second shots and proving that water isn’t the only cause for concern on the course. Twin Bridges also boasts a driving range with a practice bunker and an 8,000 square-foot putting green, where golfers can get a feel for the speed of the course’s bent-grass putting surfaces.

Certified as a Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, Twin Bridges works to preserve its scenic setting through natural resource conservation, providing habitats for area wildlife, and building vacation homes for migratory birds.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Gene Bates

  • Length of 6,734 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 72.1 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 132 from the farthest tees

  • Four tee options

901 Riverbend Dr
Gadsden,
AL
US

The marble-sculpted instructors at Gold’s Gym whittle weak bodies into hardened muscle masses with a schedule of classes for all experience levels. In bright, spacious rooms, fledgling health buffs can shake the dust off of rarely used muscles and strengthen exteriors until they're as awe-inspiring as an Edison on ice-skates.

200 Market Way
Rainbow City,
AL
US

The thrilling courses at Daredevil Ziplines were originally built for the adrenaline junkies on the finale of the action series The Controller: Medal of Honor Warfighter. Happy shrieks now spiral out from members of the general public as they hit the 50 mile-per-hour speeds experienced by the stars of the show. The Dare Ya! ride whisks participants downhill for 600 feet before being stopped abruptly on the bungee braking system, which then sends them whipping out over a lake and stopping gently. They then glide down among sweet-smelling pine boughs and make a soft landing.

The Aerial Challenge combines a zipline with an aerial obstacle course, including a suspended log walk, ladders, a swinging bridge and platform, and rope walks. Riders can end the challenge with a short walk to a bridge overlooking the Tuck spring, which flows from the roots of a century old oak tree. Streams babble above and below the ground, carving the limestone into organic-looking curlicues covered with moss and ferns like somebody who won?t get off the Jurassic Park ride.

4432 Cave Springs Rd. SW
Rome,
GA
US

Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.

493 Airport Road
Rockmart,
GA
US