- Our list of the best things to do in Decatur, Alabama, features the top 81 nearby activities — including 35 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Decatur, AL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 28 things to do within the city of Decatur, AL , followed by 53 popular activities in nearby cities, including Huntsville, Madison and Athens
Spanning over 35,000 acres, the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge is the home to an impressive number of geese and ducks, besides the numerous species of fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. There are also 288 different species of songbirds which can be spotted out here.
94% 89 votes
2700 Refuge Headquarters Rd., Decatur, AL 35603 MoreLess Info
The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is home to 47 species of mammals, 115 species of fish, 295 species of birds, and 74 species of reptiles and amphibians. Activities offered include fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, and environmental education.
Old State Bank may be considered the building that put the city on the map. After having it built in 1833, Decatur's economy leaped, establishing it as an important city in the state. Besides its historical importance, the Old State Bank also has a peaceful garden around it.
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.
Many outdoor activities are encouraged within Wilson Morgan Park, including walking along trails, soccer fields, a tennis complex, and batting cage. There is also an extensive wood playground structure for children.
Built by a philanthropist in 1904, Carnegie Visual Arts Center is a restored library that showcases a variety of exhibits depicting Alabama's history. These exhibits feature anything from paintings to sculptures from local artists and craftsmen.
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.
90% 21 votes
723 Bank Street, Decatur, AL 35601 MoreLess Info
A wide range of artifacts including uniforms and weapons are contained in the Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama. It is actually considered to be the largest private collection of Civil War artifacts in the United States.