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Activities:   Attractions

Decatur, AL has great attractions for families, kids, Civil War and history buffs, art and culture lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Parks include the Point Mallard Park, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, and many City of Decatur parks. Museums range from the Blue and Gray Museum that focuses on the Civil War to the Cook's Natural Science Museum. For those seeking arts and culture, Decatur has the Princess Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, among other attractions.

Find out more about the attractions Decatur has to offer.

Cook Museum of Natural Science

Cook Museum of Natural Science

The Cook Museum of Natural Science is currently under construction in downtown Decatur. It is scheduled to open in 2018. This state-of-the-art facility will serve the people of North Alabama and the Southeast as an educational destination and cultural venue for various programs and meetings. The museum will offer significant tourism opportunities and will enhance our region as a premier destination.

The original Cook’s Natural Science Museum closed in June 2016. It served the community as a service provided by Cook’s Pest Control from 1980 to 2016.

For more information about the new Cook Museum of Natural Science, please visit cookmuseum.org.