- 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.
The Point Mallard Waterpark is a family theme park that features a wave pool, swimming pool, lazy river and other activities including walking trail and camping, playground, beach and a mini-golf course. The park also offers day parties and birthday parties.
Known for it's retro vibe and historic neon signage, the Princess Theatre is a piece of Alabama history. The performance venue plays host to a diverse selection of entertainment including big names in music, local artists, plays and film.
The Decatur Convention & Visitors Bureau is a facility that provides information on dining options, nearby attractions, lodging, campgrounds, shopping, and spas. The information center also provides maps of the local region.
With four tours to choose from, Decatur Walking Tours & Trails takes visitors through the area's historical and cultural sites. One of these tours revolves around the history of a Confederate led battle during the Civil War.
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.
Madison's largest public greenway, Rainbow Mountain Trails offer several miles of trails for hiking. Maintained in part by local Boy Scouts, the park has a number of benches, signs, and other constructs built by them.
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1800 Point Mallard Dr SE, Decatur, AL 35601 MoreLess Info
The Strike Zone At Point Mallard is a sports entertainment facility offering a number of amenities for guests to enjoy. These amenities include a golf driving range with a putting green as well as baseball batting cages.