What to do in Decatur AL
There’s always plenty of things to do in Decatur AL. We put together a list of terrific activities in the Decatur AL area to take advantage of during the spring, summer and fall months, specifically.
Cook’s Museum of Natural Science
Rain or shine, there’s always something to do at Cook’s Natural Science Museum. This museum is one of the largest attractions in Northern Alabama. The museum provides an enormous collection of exotic insects, mounted animals and birds, rocks and minerals, wildlife from the Tennessee Valley and other animals displayed in their natural habitats.
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is located inbetween Huntsville and Decatur, right along the Tennessee River. This National Wildlife Refuge is home to the State’s largest duck population, migratory birds, over 100 species of fish, 74 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 10 federally endangered or threatened species. This is one of the most impressive displays of natural science collections you will ever see.
If you’ve got children, the over 750-acre Point Mallard Waterpark is the perfect summer escape. Park amenities include a golf driving range, golf course, batting cage, baseball fields, hiking/biking trails, open-air chapel, many picnic grounds, and huge outdoor waterpark. Point Mallard Park annually hosts the Alabama Jubilee Memorial Day Weekend, The Spirit of America Festival, Battle for Decatur, Civil War Reenactment, and more!
Old Decatur & Albany Historic Walking/Driving Tour
A free walking/driving tour iTunes app provides insight on your iPhone or iPad as you walk or drive around the historic Old Decatur and Albany districts in Decatur. If you’re into architecture, or not from the American South, these tours showcase the rich history and Southern architecture in Decatur. Contact us to take a test drive at Toyota of Decatur and take a quick detour through the Old Decatur District in a brand new Toyota.
University of Alabama Baseball
With games scheduled to the middle of May, the University of Alabama plays its home games at Sewell Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Going through a major renovation, Sewell Thomas Stadium opened in 1948 has a current seating capacity of 6,571. Often referred to as “The Joe”, the University of Alabama is continually ranked in the top 10 in Division 1 College Baseball attendance.