Fackler, Alabama: Rock Animal Zoo

Begun by farmer Leonard Dawson in the 1970s, his family continues to paint boulders along their roadside property to create a craggy menagerie.

Address:
3215 County Road 32, Fackler, AL
Directions:
From US-72 turn north at the Texaco station onto AL-42. Follow it, through Fackler, for seven miles. The road bends sharply left; make the next turn right onto AL-32. Drive one mile. You'll see the Rock Zoo on the right.
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Rock chicken.

Rock Animal Zoo

Some winding roads, so be careful. Bring your own refreshments -- they could use a lemonade stand. I'd go back!

[Jbax, 04/19/2014]

Rock Animal Zoo

State roads 33 and 32 are amazingly beautiful, and the Rock Zoo is one of the best roadside attractions I've seen so far.

[Carley Henderson, 08/06/2013]

Don't feed the animals.

Rock Animal Zoo

In Jackson County, Alabama, just outside of Scottsboro there is a Rock Animal Zoo that draws some strange looks. The farmer that owns the land has put his artistic touch on several of the large rocks in the front of his property.

[Jim Matthews, 07/23/1997]

August 2013: Photo added.


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