Decatur Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by TravellerMel
  • Things to Do
    by TravellerMel
  • Things to Do
    by TravellerMel

Decatur Things to Do

  • Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

    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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • carnegie visual arts center

    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.

  • albany historic district

    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...

  • historic home

    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.


Decatur Hotels

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  • Hampton Inn Decatur

    2041 Beltline Road SW, Decatur, Alabama, 35601, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Western River City Hotel

    1305 Front Ave., Decatur, Alabama, 35603, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Courtyard By Marriott Decatur

    1209 Courtyard Circle, Decatur, Alabama, 35603, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Decatur Restaurants

  • McAlister's Deli

    We were on a family road trip. We were hungry so we opted to stop at McAlister's Deli to grab a good healthy bite to eat...I love their food. Always healthy, and always GOOD..You can always get a great soup, sandwich or salad, and some great iced love love their good food..

  • bar-b-q

    big bob gibson's bar-b-q has been a decatur institution since 1925. they offer very good pork, chicken, and beef alabama style bar-b-q. their ribs in my opinion rival dreamland's in tuscaloosa. bib bob gibson's is one of the best bar-b-q restaurants in alabama.

  • best Chinese in town

    You miss Formosa, the greatest Chinese in town? They're now called CHINA TOWN. Same great sizzling chicken rice soup, mystic mu shu pork, Peking Chicken that's finger-licking good. Waterfountain area. Peking ChickenMu shu PorkHappy Family*spicy* Orange Beef


Decatur Nightlife

  • eating & drinking

    simp mc ghee's is located on bank street in the old decatur historic district. this bar and restaurant has a very nice turn of the 20 th century decor. the bar is named after simp mc ghee a famous tennessee river boat captain. simp mc ghee's is a very nice place to relax for an after work drink. casual.

  • Nightlife? Go to church!

    Decatur has no nightlife, unless you count going to church. Choose any church and you'll have live music, people watching and singles mingling twice a week at night, with an extra daytime session or two. Yee haw! Business casual. Or wear a hat and gloves. Just come to church, ya'll!

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Decatur Local Customs

  • bad drivers with 44 license plates

    by mzmyopia Written May 14, 2003

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    If the erratic driver in front of you has a license plate that begins 44, watch out. 44 is a very rural county, and --bless their hearts--these country cousins panic when they enter the bustling Decatur or Huntsville metropolis.

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