- The list below includes 73 free or cheap things to do in or near Decatur, Alabama, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Military Museums, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Recreation Centers.
- From Delano Park to Wheeler Lake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Decatur and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Huntsville, Madison and Athens.
Readers and history buffs will find plenty to explore at the Houston Memorial Library and Museum, the former home of U.S. senator George S. Houston. Visitors can survey the book section then head upstairs to view furnishings and family artifacts.
Featuring the work of a local artist, Carole Foret Fine Art offers visitors prints and paintings with subjects like animals, still life, Jesus, and more. The artist also has commission work available for custom paintings.
Artifacts like uniforms, weapons, medals, books, and photographs are on display in a large exhibit at the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives. Visitors can also access a monthly coffee call, gift shop, meeting facilities, and guided tours by local veterans.
Acting as the largest flea market in the area, the Limestone Flea Market is open every weekend no matter the weather. Along with the extensive list of vendors with jewelry, antiques, homemade items, and art, there is a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch.
With its Children Learning Garden created with themes from popular children's books, Madison Public Library offers its visitors not only books, but also plenty of computers to use. It also has a public meeting room.
With its outdoors and indoors facilities and being able to guest many types of sporting programs, such as amateur basketball and soccer games, Dublin Memorial Park is ideal for both adults and parents with children.
Dublin Park offers soccer fields, tennis courts, a disc golf course, an outdoor pool, a playground, and paved walking trails. A gymnasium with basketball/volleyball courts, a heated pool, and an upstairs walking track is also available.