Local Area Attractions Near Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA
Day Trip to Decatur
Decatur, Al is rich in history and culture alike. Museums and Historic sites are plentiful. The Blue and Gray Museum of North Alabama, the Decatur Civil War Walking Tour, Historic Bank Street, the Old Decatur and Albany Historic Districts, The Old State Bank and the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts offer exciting educational experiences and are a great way to see Decatur's Civil War roots.
While in town, don't forget to check out Cooks Natural Science Museum. Talking exhibits and impressive life displays bring their extensive collections to life, including one boasting over 50 species of insects, animals, and water life from the Tennessee Valley regions.
Day Trip to Huntsville
Huntsville, also known as Rocket City, is well worth the visit. Located only 40 miles from the campground, it features the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, which is a fully interactive rocket museum, with more than 100 exhibits, theater shows and live demonstrations. Plus, there is also the Early Works Childrens History Museum, a hands-on history and science museum. Other local attractions include: Alabama Constitution Village - costumed guides lead tours at the site of the 1819 Constitutional Convention; Huntsville Botanical Gardens -112 acres of beautiful, lush gardens; Burritt on the Mountain - 18th century farm life with log cabins and barnyard animals. Alternatively, one can hike some of the local Huntsville nature trails or tour Dr Burritt's historic 1938 mansion overlooking Huntsville.
Day Trip to Muscle Shoals Area
The Muscle Shoals area of Colbert County includes the cities of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Florence. Here you will find a wide variety of things to do and places to see. From music festivals to trails through canyons, to the many annual events, you'll find something to offer each time you visit us. Visit the Colbert County Tourism website for all the details.
Day Trip to Sipsey Waterfalls
A short drive from our campground, the Sipsey Wilderness Area, part of Bankhead National Forest, consists of approximately 25,000 protected acres near the town of Moulton in northwest Alabama's Lawrence and Winston counties. The largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi, the Sipsey Wilderness features steep sandstone cliffs, deep canyons and dozens of waterfalls. Many of the waterfall/cascades require at least a moderate hike, and are hidden off the main trails and dependent on rainfall, though several of the falls are not too hard to findThe Bankhead National Forest offers over 90 miles of recreational trails. You can enjoy hiking, bicycle and horseback riding, and a trail for your all-terrain vehicle.
Double Springs,, AL 35553