Your adventure starts in Decatur, Alabama! Located on the banks of the Tennessee River in North Alabama, Decatur and Morgan County is a growing area that has a lot to offer. Decatur-Morgan County is located in Northern Alabama, approximately 20 minutes from Huntsville and a little over an hour from Birmingham and Nashville.
We’ve got something for everyone! From the state’s top attractions and events to delicious southern cuisine, world-class recreation facilities, and exceptional lodging options. Whether you’re here for business or family fun, you’ll feel right at home.
Expect your trip to Decatur to be full of surprises. There’s almost always something exciting to do here. From a world-famous hot air balloon festival, to Mardi Gras celebrations. But, to help you prepare, here’s a few things you don’t want to miss.
Decatur Morgan County Tourism
Marley Schmid, director of hotel relations and group sales
The Cook Museum of Natural Science is a state-of-the-art natural science museum in downtown Decatur. It provides a hands-on, immersive experience where visitors can explore, interact with and learn about nature. Families leave the Cook Museum feeling fulfilled by their time together and inspired by the things they saw and learned.
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 35,000-acres of naturally preserved woodlands offering a unique opportunity to experience wildlife in its natural habitat. Established in 1938 as an experimental home for waterfowl, the Givens Wildlife Interpretive Center serves as the welcome center for the refuge.
Point Mallard Park is designed to provide recreation opportunities throughout the year. A 35-acre water theme area (open daily during summer months) offers America’s first Wave Pool, the Duck Pond and Squirt Factory kid’s pools and more!
Looking for something fun to do? We’ve compiled a list of the different trails across Morgan County! Whether you’re looking for delicious food, art, or time spent in the great outdoors, we’ve got the perfect adventure for you! Visit our website (decaturcvb.org) and click the “Trails” option under “See & Do” for a full list of trails in Decatur and Morgan County.