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Leeds steers course to being an Alabama Community of Excellence

Leeds is an old railroad town, and its leaders are careful to preserve and honor that history while welcoming new businesses. (Brittany Faush / Alabama NewsCenter) By Cary Estes for @Alabama Newscenter Leeds is a mere 15 miles east of the ever-sprawlin …

Leeds

The City of Leeds was incorporated in 1887 as the primary population center of an area known as the Cahaba Valley, a region of fertile bottomland nourished by the Cahaba and Little Cahaba rivers. At first, the War of 1812 and its politics brought famil …

Alabama State Byway at Leeds

The business card and other communication vehicles that promote the Leeds Scenic Byway feature this photo of a winding road leading to a mountain. Leeds’ byway, an Alabama State Byway on Alabama State Hwy 119, has been traveled by horses, wagons, and e …

The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Located minutes from downtown Birmingham at Exit 140 along the I-20 growth corridor in Historic Leeds, Ala., the Shops of Grand River serves the Greater Birmingham and Huntsville regions. It is home to more than 65 leading designer and name brands, inc …

Leeds Memorial and Historical Parks and Playgrounds

Leeds Memorial Park features a one and a half mile walking track with pavilion-type playground equipment for children of various ages. The City of Leeds maintains the park, which is situated on the north bank of the Little Cahaba River where it crosses …

Rowan Oaks Historic Home

Built around 1854 along the stagecoach route by Thomas Rowan, the home became a showplace and setting for social occasions. When built, it was the only home in the area with an indoor kitchen sink with hand pump. It can still be rented for special even …

Leeds Arts Council Building

Leeds was one of the first small-town arts councils in the Greater Birmingham area to establish a performance center. Greater Birmingham, Alabama’s, eBHM.org reported Kim Dometrovich’s review of the Leeds Arts Council Theater production of Shenandoah a …

Barber Motorsports Museum

Home to the world’s finest motorcycle collection, the Barber Motorsports Museum at 6030 Motorsports Parkway, Leeds, Alabama now has more than 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars and the largest collection of Lotus cars as well as other si …

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

The Bass Pro Shops Southeastern anchor store, America’s most popular outdoor store is nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Leeds, Alabama. The 150,000 square-foot superstore is adjacent to a City of Leeds nature park. The world’s le …

Leeds Historic Southern Railway Depot

The Leeds Southern Railway Depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and is listed in the Register of the Jefferson County Historical Commission and in the Alabama Historical Commission’s Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Th …

Jonathan Bass House Museum

The Jonathan Bass House Museum was built in 1863. The house is an example of period middle-class housing. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 by the US National Park Service because it is a unique example of existing archi …

Historic Downtown Leeds

Geocaching in this genuine old town begins with these coordinates N33 32 40.01 W86 32 40.42 Old towns are not perfect. When they are transitioning back to vitality, they are ripe for telling the stories of why they have managed to stay alive. To visit …