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.
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The Old State Bank was one of three banks authorized by The Alabama General Assembly in 1832. Few structures can boast as varied a past as the Bank. Since its construction, the building has weathered two depressions and a Civil War, and has served as a hospital, guardhouse, bank and dance hall. Named to the National Register of Historical Places in 1972, the Classic Revival architecture of the Bank is symbolic of the period in which it was built. The building is decorated with antique pieces from the Federal and Empire period. It is the first stop on the Civil War Walking Tour of Decatur.
Located at 925 Bank St. NE, Decatur. 256-350-5060. Open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.