Decatur Things to Do

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    Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

    by TravellerMel Written Feb 14, 2014

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    My husband is a birdwatcher, so when he found out about the Sandhill Crane Festival in January at the Wheeler NWR, we knew we had to go. This is a very nice facility - the visitors center has a small gift shop, and a very nice display area showing the local flora and fauna. The best part is, about a hundred yards down a gravel path parallel to the lagoon, is a Wildlife Observation Building - which is HEATED, and has rows of seating. There were many other birders that day - all with scopes and/or cameras - hoping to catch a glimpse of a whooping crane. Not only did we see a couple of whooping cranes, we saw dozens of sandhill cranes, and various other birds. It was very cool to see, and we look forward to returning during the Spring Migration to see other birds.

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    blue and grey museum

    by doug48 Updated Oct 27, 2010

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    blue and grey museum

    located on bank street in the old decatur historic district is the blue and grey museum. this museum has one of the largest privately held collections of civil war relics in america. for those interested in civil war history the blue and grey museum is well worth a stop when in decatur.

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    carnegie visual arts center

    by doug48 Updated Sep 13, 2009

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    1904 carnegie library

    the carnegie visual arts center is located in the historic 1904 carnegie library. the carnegie hosts collections of collections of comtempory american art. see the attached web site for current exhibitions.

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    albany historic district

    by doug48 Written Sep 13, 2009

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    victorian architecture

    the albany historic district is located between the old decatur historic district and downtown. the albany historic district is listed on the national register of historic places and has the largest collection of victorian era craftsmen and bungalow homes in the state of alabama. for those interested in victorian achitecture the albany hsitoric district is well worth a visit when in decatur.

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    historic home

    by doug48 Updated Sep 13, 2009

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    sword house

    pictured is the 1852 sword house located in the old decatur historic district. this is one of only four ante bellum structures in decatur to survive the civil war. the sword house is listed on the national register of historic places.

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    old decatur historic district

    by doug48 Written Sep 13, 2009

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    bank street

    pictured is bank street in the old decatur historic district. the old decatur historic district is listed on the national register of historic places. the old decatur historic district has scores of historic homes and buildings.

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    visitor center

    by doug48 Written Sep 13, 2009

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    decatur visitors center

    the decatur visitor center is a good first stop when visiting decatur. at the visitor center you can get maps of decatur's historic districts, homes, and buildings. also they can give you information of local hotels and restaurants.

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    confederate memorial

    by doug48 Written Sep 13, 2009

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    confederate memorial

    the morgan county confederate civil war memorial is located next to the morgan county courthouse in downtown decatur. the memorial is a standing solder motif which is common in the south.

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