Things to do in DECATUR with kids

Sweet Home Alabama…where the skies are so blue! We could tell you fun facts about Alabama, like how it’s the peanut capital of the world (true fact!), but instead we might just tell you about the very cool water parks, incredible natural wonders, fascinating zoos and farms, and museums galore that you can enjoy as a family!

Water World or Splash Adventure Water Park will make a splash in your day (especially when you try the new 3 storey zip line!) Did you know that Alabama has some of the most incredible natural wonders in the country? Just try visiting Cathedral Caverns State Park and you’ll see why!

Animals lovers will get a thrill out of the many animal attractions in the state, such as the popular Birmingham Zoo, and the beautiful tiger rescue park of Tigers For Tomorrow.  

What do dinosaurs, motorsports and George Washington have in common?  They all featured in museums across the state!  In the Anniston Museum of National History, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Museum of George Washington. (But we’re pretty sure George Washington never met a real dinosaur…)

So enjoy your time in what became the 22nd state! Sweet Day Out Alabama!

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  • Point Mallard Park

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    (4 miles) Decatur

    An amazing 750 acres of biking, hiking, golf and even a water park! Year round ice skating too! Great Alabama fun for the family.

  • Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center

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    (20 miles) Huntsville

    A hands-on science center with more than 100 permanent, interactive exhibits in 7 different subject areas.

  • US Space and Rocket Center

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    (20 miles) Huntsville

    From incredible artifacts of our nation's space program, to hands-on interactive exhibits and space travel simulators, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center experience is unlike any other. One of the many ...

  • Huntsville Botanical Garden

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    (21 miles) Huntsville

    The Garden provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to expand their knowledge of plants and nature. Programs are offered for adults and children, individually and in groups.

  • Southern Adventures

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    (23 miles) Huntsville

    Southern Adventures is a family-oriented water and amusement park offering year-round wholesome entertainment for all ages. Whether you are young or just young-at-heart, Southern Adventures has ...

  • Huntsville Art League

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    (24 miles) Huntsville

    Explore the galleries and find every almost theme and medium as created by Tennessee Valley artists, from sculptures and glass work through traditional oil paintings and contemporary photography.

  • Huntsville Museum of Art

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    (24 miles) Huntsville

    The Museum fills its seven galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The ...

  • Alabama Constitution Village

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    (24 miles) Huntsville

    Transport back to 1819 at this historic Alabama museum, where kids can dress up, learn, and spend the day 200 years in the past!

  • Earlyworks Children's History Museum

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    (24 miles) Huntsville

    Designed for children, it's the South's largest hands-on history museum where kids can learn through play and discovery!

  • North Alabama Railroad Museum

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    (28 miles) Huntsville

    A facility dedicated to the preservation of railroad history. Take the free self-guided tour and discover an array of exhibits, expert-led tours also available, as is a ride on one of the historic ...

  • Cullman County Museum

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    (31 miles) Cullman

    Interactive displays and modern exhibits stand ready for you to experience the rich German heritage, native American lifestyles, adventure of early pioneers and Deep South folklore when you visit ...

  • FunZone

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    (32 miles) Cullman

    FUNZONE�s newest attraction, Air It Out, has the latest, greatest inflatable equipment that is guaranteed to bring hours of fun. Our play area proves to be challenging, interactive and engaging for ...

  • Tagtical Laser Tag

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    (39 miles) Muscle Shoals

    Take on a mission with Tagtical Laser Tag, this amazing activity for active kids in Alabama. Great for kids 5 and up!

  • Childrens Museum of the Shoals

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    (41 miles) Florence

    The Children's Museum of the Shoals, Inc. offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Spring Valley Beach

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    (42 miles) Blountsville

    Spring Valley Beach features fun for the entire family! Our park offers the best for a nice relaxing day and plenty of adventure for thrill seekers.

  • Helen Kellers Birthplace

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    (42 miles) West Tuscumbia

    Learn about Helen Keller and experience her environment in authentic fashion with plentiful artefacts and memorabilia.

  • Cathedral Caverns State Park

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    (43 miles) Woodville

    Fascinating underground tours through some of the most amazing natural formations in the country, including a frozen waterfall and a 45ft high stalagmite! Kids can also pan for gems - great Alabama ...

  • Dismals Canyon

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    (49 miles) Phil Campbell

    Spend a day getting back to nature hiking the canyon floor past thundering waterfalls, wildlife spotting and swimming. Guided night tours allow visitors to view the glow-in-the-dark creatures too - ...

  • Kidz Time Jump Play Slide LLC

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    (55 miles) Boaz

    Kidz Time is located in a 10,000 sq ft building, offering clean, safe fun for children under age 12. We are an indoor inflatable playground offering 5 days of Open Play time along with hosting ...

  • Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain

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    (64 miles) Attalla

    An exotic animal park and rescue preserve where families can enjoy over 80 large predators, including tigers, leopards and bears, that call this reserve home, as well as a full contact barnyard.

  • Tishomingo State Park

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    (68 miles) Tishomingo

    Today\'s visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Indians centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and ...

  • Funtime Skate Center of Fultondale

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    (68 miles) Fultondale

    Funtime Skate Center was established in November of 1985.Funtime Skate Center offers family entertainment for all ages!

  • Imagination Place

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    (69 miles) Gadsden

    Hands on exhibits and activities for children of all ages! An interesting and fun museum where imagination and creativity allow for a world of entertainment!

  • Llamas Camps and Friends

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    (70 miles) Jasper

    Llamas, Camps, and Friends invite you to visit a working llama ranch in Goodsprings, Alabama. You can expirence first-hand, the calm and magic of the almost mystical llama. One of the many fun family ...

  • Museum Columbia Childrens Museum

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    (70 miles) Columbia

    Everything here is designed to be interacted with or handled so parents can relax; most exhibits come with relevant period or topic dressing up resources, plus hands on activities and learning games, ...

  • Russell Cave National Monument

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    (72 miles) Bridgeport

    Explore this national monument cave in Alabama that was once home to prehistoric people, with history and outdoor adventure waiting for the family!

  • Stomp n Shout

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    (73 miles) Birmingham

    In the small and large zones there are physical and imagination play equipment, plus toys and games and a family friendly video arcade. They also offer educational camps with varying themes plus ...

  • Little River Canyon National Preserve

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    (73 miles) Fort Payne

    Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs ...

  • Southern Museum of Flight

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    (73 miles) Birmingham

    Visit one of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast, with 75,000 sq ft of aircraft from military to civilian, including memorabilia. Great aviation history in Alabama!

  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

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    (74 miles) Birmingham

    On our 1,011 acre forested urban nature center and certified wildlife habitat, we offer educational programs, weekend activities, and over 11 miles of footpaths for hiking and birding.

  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

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    (75 miles) Birmingham

    The ASHOF has over 5,000 sports artifacts elegantly displayed in the 33,000 square foot building. Out of ESPN's list of the top 100 athletes of the century, five out of the top fifteen greatest ever ...

  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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    (75 miles) Birmingham

    Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks ...

  • Birmingham Museum of Art

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    (76 miles) Birmingham

    More than 17,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum's collection of Asian ...

  • Southern Environmental Center

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    (76 miles) Birmingham

    A new interactive museum. Visitors of all ages can slide down the giant sewage pipe, attempt to lift a week's worth of garbage and interact with other fun and interesting exhibits.

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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    (76 miles) Birmingham

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute documents the struggle of African-American citizens in Birmingham (BCRI) to become full participants in the city's government and business community.