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Centrally located within the State of Alabama as well as the Southeastern region.
Mountain biker riding in Old Mountain State Park.
Oak Mountain State Park
Oak Mountain State Park hosts many international sporting events throughout the year.
As one of Alabama's fastest growing counties, Shelby County is a brilliant patchwork of history, culture, business, attractions, arts, and community - making it one of the nation's most dynamic counties.
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Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, just south of Birmingham, Shelby County combines a temperate climate with dramatic landscape to make it one of the best recreational sites in Alabama. Residents and guests alike enjoy unique attractions such as Oak Mountain State Park, Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, the American Village Civic Education Center, and the Cahaba River.

With the assistance of the Shelby County Hospitality Association, Shelby County has become a leading tourist destination in the State of Alabama. Visitors have discovered what natives have always known: there is so much to do and discover; it keeps you coming back. Shelby County boasts a vibrant city life with a flair of hometown hospitality. It is a place where the past, present, and future happen every day.

Shelby County's combination of recreation activities, affordable housing, and proximity to the South's major metropolitan areas make Shelby County one of the brightest spots on the map.

Shelby County offers more than 2,000 guest rooms from a variety of accommodations.

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