- The list below includes 19 free or cheap things to do in or near Guntersville, Alabama, including 54 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, National & State Parks, Festivals and History Museums.
- From Lake Guntersville to Lake Guntersville State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Guntersville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Scottsboro, Huntsville and Attalla.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smith Lake Park is located on the shores of the 21,200 acre Lewis Smith Lake. It features 9 cabins, 61 tent sites, 500 miles of shoreline, a pool, playgrounds, a boat launch, and more so guests can enjoy outdoor fun.
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.
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.