Horseshoe Bend National Military Park to host open house, hayride Dec. 8

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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park invites the public to an open house and hayride Dec. 8 from 5-7:30 p.m. C.S.T.
Refreshments will be served in the park Visitor Center and the tour road will be lit with luminaries.
“We hope the community will come out and kick off the holiday season by enjoying their national park at night,” said acting Park Superintendent Doug Murphy.
This is a rare opportunity for people to see the park at nighttime and enjoy the beautiful evening sky in rural Alabama. Visitors can appreciate beautiful luminaries along the pathways and battlefield, snuggle up with loved ones on a hayride around the tour road and warm up inside the park’s visitor center with hot cider and sweets.
Due to limited space, sign-up for the hayride is required. Call 256-234-7111 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily to sign up for this free event. Reservations will be accepted until all spots are filled. Guests are asked to dress appropriately.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/hobe, or like and follow them on social media. The park is located 12 miles north of Dadeville on Alabama Highway 49.

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