- 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.
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.
A non-profit agency, the Madison Children's Theater both educates and promotes the arts in and around the community. Along with live plays, age-appropriate classes in acting, voice, makeup and costumes are offered.
Over 2,000 species of exotic insects, mounted birds and animals are displayed at Cook's Natural Science Museum. You can also see exhibits of rocks, sea shells, snakes and coral. All are housed in a modern, 5,000-square-foot facility which takes about an hour to tour.
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Bring a four-legged friend for off-leash time at The Dog Spot at Creekwood Park. Dogs must be at least four months of age with current vaccinations and supervised. Located in downtown Huntsville; open from dawn to one hour after dark.
The Indian Creek Greenway South is an exercise trail that is 2.95 miles in length in total. Hikers, bikers, walkers, joggers, and many other exercise lovers commonly use the trail for their enjoyment and convenience.