- TripBuzz found 69 things to do with kids in or near Decatur, Alabama, including 43 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Huntsville, Madison and Athens.
- From Point Mallard Waterpark to Wheeler Lake, the Decatur area offers 49 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Military Museums, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Recreation Centers.
- Located along the blue waters of the Tennessee River is the city of Decatur, Alabama. A large economic center and ever-growing residential area, visitors enjoy the city's many water recreation opportunities and well as in-town attractions. Taking in the natural beauty of the local wildlife refuge is among the most popular, as well as attending the Alabama Jubilee hot-air balloon race.
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.
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.
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.
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.