- TripBuzz found 70 things to do with kids in or near Athens, Alabama, including 63 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Decatur, Huntsville and Madison.
- From Tennessee Valley Zoo to Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, the Athens area offers 47 different types of family activities, including: Hiking Trails, Walking Trails, Zoos and Movie Theaters.
- Athens acts as the midway point between the metropolitan areas of Nashville and Birmingham along Interstate 65. It is even adjacent to Huntsville but offers more outdoor recreation opportunities than the larger city. The undeveloped areas within the city limits serve as parks that offer hiking, walking, wildlife viewing, and bird watching.
Pope's Tavern is one of the oldest buildings in the city, serving as a hospital during the Civil War. Since 1965 it is a museum and home to items dating from the 18th century, which depict the house's history as an inn. There are also artifacts from the Civil War.
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2700 Refuge Headquarters Rd., Florence, AL MoreLess Info
The Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge is a 1,060 acre wildlife refuge containing numerous sinkholes and several underground cave systems. The refuge is also populated by rolling grassland, upland hardwoods, and crop land and is home to plentiful wildlife.
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Clark Street, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 MoreLess Info
Leading tours through the lakes, rivers, and creeks of the region, Brian Barton Outdoors Fishing Guide - Private Tours provides visitors with a chance to catch catfish. Wilson Lake and Pickwick Lake are the two main fishing spots.
97% 102 votes
George H. Carroll Lion Habitat, Florence, AL 35632 MoreLess Info
The University of North Alabama is the state's oldest public university. Besides the 11 old building on the university's campus, the visitor can also relax on the green field or visit the two lion mascots, Leo and Una.
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516 County Rd. 1127, Vinemont, AL 35179 MoreLess Info
Privately owned, the Crooked Creek Civil War Museum features mostly exhibits of Civil War artifacts actually found on the owner's property. There are also pieces which were donated to the museum to help fill out the collection.
95% 219 votes
601 Riverview Drive, Florence, AL 35630 MoreLess Info
Built in 1939, Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House is the only house in Alabama designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Covering 2624 square feet, the house is built in the Usonian style and became a museum in 1999.
92% 788 votes
Route 129, TN MoreLess Info
The Tail of the Dragon is a scenic drive that takes visitors through 318 curves. The location, which often features a wide variety of motorcycle riders, features a variety of trees and other views of the natural world.
The W.C. Handy Home, Museum & Library houses memorabilia from the 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy's life. See his trumpet, piano, original sheet music, and get free admission, music, and birthday cake on Handy's Nov. 16th birthday commemoration.