Exterior of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama.


Decatur, a city brimming with historical treasures and vibrant cultural events, boasts the enchanting Old Decatur and Albany Historic Districts, where time seems to stand still amid beautifully preserved architecture. Don't miss a journey into the past at the Historic Decatur Union Depot Museum, where the stories of the city's railroad heritage come to life.

But Decatur isn't just about the past; it's also a hub of artistic expression. Experience the River Clay Fine Arts Festival, a celebration of creativity that showcases the region's finest artistic talent. And for nature enthusiasts, the Festival of the Cranes offers a mesmerizing spectacle of avian wonder, as thousands of cranes gather along the riverbanks. Visitors to Decatur can also visit nearby cities like Athens and Huntsville

Exterior of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama.

The Cook Museum of Natural Science

Explore the 62,000-square-foot Cook Museum, a captivating journey into North American Biomes, featuring interactive exhibits explaining the natural world. Dive into educational programs, marvel at live animals, and discover a treasure trove of wildlife and natural wonders.

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Decatur isn't just about the past; it's also a hub of artistic expression.

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How to Get There

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Decatur is accessible from Interstate 65 and Interstate 565 as well as Highway 72 and Highway 31.

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