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At Visit Calhoun County, we're here to assist you with all of your travel planning needs. Not sure where to stay, eat or shop? We can help! Regardless of whether or not you're planning on visiting for a day or a week, Visit Calhoun County is your one-stop information shop on all things Calhoun County.

Services

Upon request, we can provide the following

  • Complementary Welcome Bags
  • Information Packets
  • Calendar of Events, Maps & Visitors Guides
  • Trip and Tour Planning
  • Recruiting Materials for HR Departments

Our Mission

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU PLAN THE PERFECT VACATION,
EVENT OR TOUR IN CALHOUN COUNTY.

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Membership

For the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce community, joining and participating in the Chamber is a way to network and unite with influential people. The Chamber provides its members the opportunity to discuss innovative ideas with people of a common interest in the economic welfare of our community and offers exclusive Chamber member opportunities.

Make Calhoun
Your Next Adventure

Regardless of what your vacation checklist consists of, we have invigorating outdoors, amazing cultural sights, mouth-watering food and Southern hospitality all wrapped into one amazing destination. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing overnight getaway or for a one of a kind adventure, Calhoun County is the natural attraction.

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  • ***Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest*** ~CONTEST END DATE EXTENDED TO JUNE 5th~~ Clue #5 How to Enter: Digital photos are submitted by email to Audrey Maxwell, Tourism Director at the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center, at audreym@calhounchamber.com. All emails must include the following information: -Name of photographer -Phone number and email address for photographer -Social Media identification info (i.e. Instagram, Facebook handle) -Title for each photograph entry with brief (one sentence) location of each photograph entry with corresponding clue number. -Any photo entered without proper clue designation will be disqualified. All correct entries will be entered into a drawing to win a gift valued at $40 which will include a local Calhoun County area restaurant gift certificate. #PhotoScavengerHunt #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • ***Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest*** Clues 3 & 4! How to Enter: Digital photos are submitted by email to Audrey Maxwell, Tourism Director at the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center, at audreym@calhounchamber.com. All emails must include the following information: -Name of photographer -Phone number and email address for photographer -Social Media identification info (i.e. Instagram, Facebook handle) -Title for each photograph entry with brief (one sentence) location of each photograph entry with corresponding clue number. -Any photo entered without proper clue designation will be disqualified. All correct entries will be entered into a drawing to win a gift valued at $40 which will include a local Calhoun County area restaurant gift certificate. #PhotoScavengerHunt #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • ***Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest*** Here are the first two clues! How to Enter: Digital photos are submitted by email to Audrey Maxwell, Tourism Director at the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center, at audreym@calhounchamber.com. All emails must include the following information: -Name of photographer -Phone number and email address for photographer -Social Media identification info (i.e. Instagram, Facebook handle) -Title for each photograph entry with brief (one sentence) location of each photograph entry with corresponding clue number. -Any photo entered without proper clue designation will be disqualified. All correct entries will be entered into a drawing to win a gift valued at $40 which will include a local Calhoun County area restaurant gift certificate. #PhotoScavengerHunt #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Thankful for and forever grateful to those who lost their lives in service to our country. Remembering those fallen heroes today and their families whose sacrifices are beyond words. #memorialdayremembrance

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  • ***Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest*** Marked annually on May 24, National Scavenger Hunt Day is set aside as a day to enjoy the good ol’ fashioned fun of a scavenger hunt. Check out the contest we created for you! How to Enter: Digital photos are submitted by email to Audrey Maxwell, Tourism Director at the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center, at audreym@calhounchamber.com. All emails must include the following information: -Name of photographer -Phone number and email address for photographer -Social Media identification info (i.e. Instagram, Facebook handle) -Title for each photograph entry with brief (one sentence) location of each photograph entry with corresponding clue number. -Any photo entered without proper clue designation will be disqualified All correct entries will be entered into a drawing to win a gift valued at $40 which will include a local Calhoun County area restaurant gift certificate. #ScavengerHuntDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • The Friday before Memorial Day is declared National Road Trip Day and serves as the official kickoff of the summer road trip season. In 2019, Pilot Flying J, the largest travel center operator in North America, founded National Road Trip Day. What is your favorite scenic road to drive in Calhoun County? #NationalRoadTripDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20 each year. On this day Slovenian Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734. The idea for a World Bee Day was conceived on September 15th, 2014. Every third spoonful of the world’s food relies on bees and other endangered pollinators. Calhoun County’s natural ecosystem houses many pollinators, such bees. Photo Credit 📷Melinda Roberts #WorldBeeDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With warmer weather, it’s time to remind everyone to be on the alert and to share the road with motorcyclists. For more information visit www.nhtsa.gov/safety/motorcycles. Enjoy the ride safely on Calhoun County’s many scenic roadways. #motorcyclelife #bikelife #motorcycle #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • International Museum Day, celebrates the value of museums as well as showcases the importance of preserving and sharing cultures, ethnic groups, events, products, and industries. The annual observance, first held on May 18, 1977, is coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Berman Museum of World History are two amazing destinations for you to visit in Calhoun County! • For more information, visit @exploreamag #InternationalMuseumDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Each year on the third Friday in May, National Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for everyone to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species, their habitats and the actions necessary to do so. One Calhoun County threatened endemic species is the pygmy sculpin (Cottus pygmaeus) from Coldwater Spring. You can view the US Fish & Wildlife Service Species By County report https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/reports/species-by-current-range-county?fips=01015 Photo credit @outdooralabamaofficial #EndangeredSpeciesDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • In 1982, an annual Memorial Service gathering in Senate Park began and later became known as Police Week. Survivors and supporters honoring those fallen peace officers grew into a series of events that now includes candlelight vigils, pipe band competitions, conferences and National Peace Officers Memorial Service which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. • Since 1999, Anniston’s Centennial Memorial Park has served as the official home of Alabama’s Veterans Memorial and State Law Enforcement Memorial. The names of every Alabamian killed during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and officers killed in the line of duty are engraved on the granite wall. • #centennialmermorialpark #thankful #police #ALEAF #lawenforcement #LEO #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • May is National BBQ Month. The Barbecue Council founded National Barbecue Month in 1963 to encourage outdoor cooking. It's Take Out Tuesday -grab some Bar-B-Que for lunch or dinner today and support your local eateries! Which in Calhoun County has your favorite BBQ? #NationalBarbecueMonth #NationalBBQMonth #TakeOutTuesday #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • May 9th is World Migratory Bird Day, which is observed twice a year during the second Saturday in May and again on the second Saturday in October. Since 1993, the Environment for the Americas coordinates the bi-yearly observances of World Migratory Bird Day. Dozens of organizations sponsor events including the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The goal is to raise awareness of issues affecting migratory birds and to inspire action around the world to take measures for their conservation. Many birds migrate through and to Calhoun County and are a delight to behold. Photo credit 📷 Bernard Franklin Oxford AL. #BirdDay #MigratoryBirdDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • National Tourism Day is celebrated annually on May 7. This day is observed during National Travel and Tourism Week, which occurs every first full week of May and was first celebrated in May 1983, as President Ronald Reagan signed a Proclamation urging all citizens to observe the week. Plan your next trip in Calhoun County! for Photo credit 📷Michael Squillaci Location: Terrapin Creek Piedmont AL #nttw20 #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Always the first full week of May, National Wildflower Week commemorates the colorful blossoms that bring our landscapes to life. Whether they are on mountainsides, pastures or our own back yards, wildflowers create habitat, help conserve water and reduce erosion. Woodland Phlox is indigenous to the rich deciduous woodlands of Calhoun County. #NationalWildflowerWeek #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • The first week in May is Small Business Week, which celebrates small business owners around the country. Shop local in Calhoun County for all your biking needs! #SmallBusinessWeek #wigswheels #bicycle #bike #roadbike #bikeriding #moutainbiking #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Observed annually on May 4th, Charles Almanzo Babcock, Oil City, Pennsylvania Superintendent of Schools, established the first Bird Day in 1894. The day celebrates birds of all kinds, was founded to advance bird conservation as a moral value, and it was the first holiday in the United States dedicated to the celebration of birds. Photo credit📷 Michelle Miklik #BirdDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • One of Alabama's oldest remaining covered bridges, the Coldwater Covered Bridge was built in 1850. It was moved from Coldwater Creek to Oxford Lake Park in 1990. #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” - John Burroughs photo credit 📷 Justin Andrews #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Each year on April 28th, National Superhero Day honors superheroes, both real and fictional. Our real-life superheroes may not have superpowers or wear capes, but they are also great role models who serve, protect, and heal. #NationalSuperheroDay #thankyouhealthcareworkers @rmccaresfoundation

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  • Here is a view of the mountains for you to look forward to when you #VisitCalhounCountyAL. If you try hard enough you might even be able to smell the honeysuckle blooming! #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • National Arbor Day, celebrated yearly the last Friday in April, encourages us to celebrate and plant trees. On April 10, 1872, journalist and newspaper editor J.Sterling Morton established Arbor Day in the state of Nebraska with hopes that it would spread across the country. The longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) is the official state tree of Alabama. Longleaf pines as well as many other types of trees grow in abundance in Calhoun County. #NationalArborDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction Location: Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

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  • Each April, during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, it is a special time to celebrate national parks and programs across the country and to encourage everyone to discover the nation's diverse natural and cultural heritage. You can visit the Freedom Riders National Monument at 1031 Gurnee Ave. in Anniston, Alabama. #nationalparkweek #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Today is the 50th Anniversary of National Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. We can all appreciate the natural beauty here in Calhoun County. #EarthDay #WaterfallWednesday #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction Photo credit 📷 Drew Senter

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  • In 1971, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful, Inc. founded Keep America Beautiful Day. By 1984, city officials across the country proclaimed April as Keep America Beautiful Month and planned expanded events and programs to improve their communities. Do your part to keep Calhoun County beautiful for all to enjoy! #KeepAmericaBeautifulMonth #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction Location: Bains Gap, Anniston, Alabama - Photo credit 📷 David Talley

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If you're in town, please stop by our Visitor Center located
in the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce building at:
1330 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, Al 36201

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