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Stuff to do
Ivy Green (300 North Commons West). Visit the birthplace of the First Lady of Courage, Helen Keller. William Gibson's The Miracle Worker runs weekends at dusk from May-July on the grounds of Ivy Green.
Spring Park (South Main). From March-December at dark, the fountain at the park (which shoots water up to 100 feet in the air) dances to music, much of which was recorded in nearby Muscle Shoals. It's dedicated to the memory of Princess Im-Me-Ah-Key, Chief Tuscumbia's wife. We're pretty sure the waterfall is the largest man-made one of its kind in the world. Nobody's contradicted us yet, so we'll just keep claimin' that title. If it's hot (as tends to be the case from March to November in Alabama) stand on the bridge in front of the falls and let the mist cool you off. You can also ride an old-fashioned carousel and take a (miniature) train ride around the park via Tuscumbia Railways. Home to the Helen Keller Festival during the last week of June.
East End (bordered on the south by Sixth, west by Cave, and the north and east by the Commons). Where many of the historic homes are located, including Locust Hill (Cave & Sixth). Enjoy a walk through this 36 block square of huge old oak trees just dripping with Southern charm.
Coon Dog Cemetery (click for directions. it has no real address.) As seen in Reese Witherspoon's Sweet Home Alabama.