- TripBuzz found 35 things to do indoors in the Decatur area. From Cook's Natural Science Museum to Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur offers a variety of rainy day activities and other fun things to do indoors — including 27 indoor attractions with ratings over 90%.
- There are 25 different types of things to do inside in or near Decatur, Alabama. Some of the most popular types of these activities include: Military Museums, Recreation Centers, Bowling and Ballets.
- There are 11 indoor activities in Decatur, and 24 indoor attractions in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Huntsville, Madison and Athens and Huntsville, Madison and Athens.
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.
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.
There are 32 individual lanes offered at the AMF River City Lanes for those who want to enjoy ten pin bowling. In addition to the lanes, this bowling alley has an on-site pro shop, a separate bar area, and a full video game arcade.
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.
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.
Known for it's retro vibe and historic neon signage, the Princess Theatre is a piece of Alabama history. The performance venue plays host to a diverse selection of entertainment including big names in music, local artists, plays and film.
The Morgan County Archives is a collection of thousands of documents including population records, genealogy information, and more. Also included in the archives is a small museum with a number of old photographs, art pieces, and period clothing.
With classes available for all ages, River City Performing Arts Inc offers specialized instruction for dance classes like ballet, hip hop, and tap. The center also has annual dance camps, such as a summer camp for kids.
A multipurpose recreation facility, the Carrie Matthews Recreation Center offers sports, classes, and programs for kids and adults. The facility has basketball and volleyball courts, and hosts a variety of leagues.