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This three-story antique mall has a wide spectrum of collectibles.
Primarily Civil War military equipment, including guns, swords, rifles, bayonets, uniforms, etc. Also pre- and post-Civil War items. Cannons, Civil War drums, canon shells and diagrams depicting various Civil War battle scenes are also displayed. Collection also includes several documents signed by well known Civil War participants and leaders.
Provides an environment to promote learning, creation and appreciation of the visual arts by presenting different exhibits throughout the year.
The Cook Museum of Natural Science is currently under construction in downtown Decatur. The new 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility will serve the people of North Alabama and the Southeast as a legitimate educational destination as well as a premier tourism attraction. The Museum will be an interactive immersion into North American Biomes, from deserts to oceans, to arctic tundra to hardwood forests. Each exhibit will be a part of a narrative explaining how the natural world works. Key features of the new Museum will include: Educational programs, live animals & aquariums, mounted wildlife from across North America, collections of rocks minerals, fossils, shells & coral, native plant landscaping, café with outdoor patio, three classrooms, theater, and museum store. The projected opening is spring 2019.
Self-guided walking tour of Decatur's Civil War sites. Brochures available at Visitors Center, Old State Bank and Bank Street merchants.
Named for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, park features beautiful rose garden, splash pad, playground, tennis court, baseball fields and other recreational facilities.
Historic shopping district features array of specialty shops and antiques. Original art, toys, home accessories, clothing, jewelry and fine dining..
Complex includes 10 international-size lighted soccer fields on three tiers. Site of many tournaments including the Alabama Soccer Association's coveted Governor's Cup.
The Archives is home to hundreds of volumes of historical and genealogical subject matter. There are also permanent and rotating exhibits of the many artifacts and images from the Archives' collection. Included is an exhibit about the "Scottsboro Boys", which displays images from the 1933 trial of Haywood Patterson.
Stadium offers seating for 8,000 spectators, excellent field lighting, press box, concessions and locker rooms with ample parking for track and field events.
See Alabama's largest concentration of historic Victorian homes along 116 acres.
Pre-Greek Revival structure is oldest bank in state. Used as hospital during Civil War, one of only four buildings left standing when war ended.
18 hole golf course in Decatur, Alabama, named "best greens in north Alabama".
750-acre park. Camping, hiking and biking trails, golf. Aquatic Center: wave pool, Olympic-size diving pool, water slides, kiddie pools. Year-round ice skating complex. Rink rental available.
Downtown's historic theater and performing arts center. Check website for upcoming events.
Orientation video, observation building, walking trails, interpretive center with wildlife and habitat exhibits. Best wildlife viewing 1 to 2 hrs. before sunset Dec.-Feb.
Focal point of tournaments on the diamond. Site features six lighted fields, concessions, quad, press box and batting cages. Site of numerous intercollegiate tournaments and past NAIA softball championships.