- 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
100% 28 votes
2707 Artie St SW Suite 6, Huntsville, AL 35805 MoreLess Info
Land Trust of North Alabama offers 60+ miles of public trails to relax, get exercise and connect with nature across several nature preserves. Each preserve offers mostly unpaved trails. Trail maps available at landtrustnal.org. Free and open dawn to dusk.
A movie theater with 18 screens, Valley Bend 18 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, an IMAX 3D auditorium and a snack bar with food and drinks.
33% 3 votes
1485 Four Mile Post Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35802 MoreLess Info
Featuring an IMAX theater, Carmike Cinemas Valley Bend 18 shows the latest films in both 2D and 3D viewing formats. The auditoriums have stadium seating, digital projectors, and surround sound.
Named after former owner Dr. William Burritt, Burritt on the Mountain is comprised not only from the mansion and its surroundings, but also from the historic park which surprises the life in the 19th century. Hikers can enjoy the surroundings on the trails.
100% 23 votes
516 County Rd. 1127, Vinemont, AL 35179 MoreLess Info
Privately owned, the Crooked Creek Civil War Museum features mostly exhibits of Civil War artifacts actually found on the owner's property. There are also pieces which were donated to the museum to help fill out the collection.
99% 135 votes
South Shawdee Road, Huntsville, AL MoreLess Info
Visitors can hike a 1.5-mile Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain. In the spring visitors can see azaleas and dogwood in bloom, and visitors can always see the oldest and largest Champion Winged Elm Tree in Alabama.
80% 5 votes
5000 Nature Trail Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803 MoreLess Info
The Madison County Nature Trail is an easy 1.5 mile trail located on Green Mountain in a 72 acre park that includes a lake, pavilion, chapel, picnic tables, covered bridge and wheelchair accessible restrooms.
With a variety of seasonal events, North Alabama Railroad Museum offers rides on their historic trains. The museum is self-guided, but among the seasonal rides are the Santa Train ride during the holidays and Pumpkin Picking ride in autumn.
Monte Sano State Park is a retreat covering 2,140 acres, with lots of picnic areas, trails and mountain-biking trails, and modern camping sites for RVs. It also has 14 cabins, designed in the style of Arts and Crafts.
67% 15 votes
450 Old Hwy. 431 South, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763 MoreLess Info
Featuring 54 holes, the Hampton Cove Golf Course offers a wide variety of terrain that drastically changes from one side of the property to the other. There is a Highland Course, River Course, and a short course that is only 11 holes.