- 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.
60% 5 votes
67 Horse Center Road, Decatur, AL 35602 MoreLess Info
Located within a 45,000 square-foot building, the Morgan County Celebration Arena is a multipurpose arena that is host to a number of events throughout the year. Seating is available for 4,000 spectators and has hosted horse shows, circuses, and festivals.
The eastern headquarters and depot for the Memphis & Charleston Railroad has been turned into the Huntsville Train Depot. Visitors can see Civil War graffiti, climb on historic engines, and learn about the railroad's history.
96% 91 votes
500 Church Street Northwest, Huntsville, AL 35801 MoreLess Info
Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors centers are located in three locations in Huntsville. Each location answers questions about the city for tourists, has coupons for area attractions, and helps to plan itineraries and meetings.
93% 40 votes
915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801 MoreLess Info
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is the oldest continually operating library in the state of Alabama. The library contains 123,000 square feet of space and contains about 530,000 volumes and other works.
A fenced canine recreation and exercise facility, Dog Spot dog park provides open grass fields with separate areas for large and small dogs. The park offers trees, benches, drinking water and dog waste bags.
95% 38 votes
124 South Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801 MoreLess Info
Harrison Brothers Hardware is the oldest continually operating hardware store in Alabama. The Historic Huntsville Foundation now operates the building, and shoppers can find a vast array of merchandise including biscuits, marbles, and locally created pottery.
Commonly visited during the warm summer months of the year, Bicentennial Park is a unique community park open to the public. Park amenities include fountains of water from the ground to splash in, benches, and unique sculptures around the perimeter.
Featuring over 10 miles of nature trails, Hays Nature Preserve is an area of protected parkland popular among lovers of nature. Common activities include hiking, bike riding, and horseback riding through the miles of trails.