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Moulton is a small town in north Alabama's Lawrence County, about 45 miles from Huntsville and less than an hour from Tennessee. Visitors to the Moulton area do not have to go far to find something fun to do below you will find several attractions for you and your friends and family to enjoy!

Moulton Motor Speedway

999 Co Rd 184, Danville, AL 35619
(256) 974-3278

Moulton Motor Speedway provides weekly entertainment for race car enthusiasts, and the 3/8-mile red clay track has attracted some nationally famous competitors. Competition takes place in seven divisions: outlaw street, modified street, super late model, late model stock, mini stock, open wheel and e-mod. Races are held every Saturday night between March and the first weekend in September. The speedway has kids' foot and bike races on some Saturdays.

Talladega Motor Speedway

3366 Speedway Blvd, Lincoln, AL 35096
(877) 462-3342

The Official site of Talladega Superspeedway . Find information on Nascar races.

International Motorsports Hall of Fame

3198 Speedway Blvd, Talladega, AL 35160
(256) 362-5002

Since 1983, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame has been the home to some of the most historical artifacts in all of motorsports. And, beginning in 1990, the legends of motorsports who used many of those artifacts began to take their place in the prestigious venue.

Blue & Gray Museum

Located at Parham's Civil War Relics on Historic Bank Street, the Blue & Gray contains one of the country's largest private collections of Civil War era relics.

Located at 723 Bank Street, Decatur. (256)350-4018. Open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. After hours group tours can be arranged. Admission $5 adults, $3 students, children 4 and under free with an adult.

For more information visit the website: www.rparhamsrelics.com.

Native American culture at Oakville Indian Mounds Park

1219 County Road 187
Danville, AL 35619

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm

Located in the southeastern portion of Lawrence County, Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum is shaded by the 180,000 acre William B. Bankhead National Forest and shares the treasures and remaining vestiges of the great Indian hunting grounds. The Bankhead is encompassed by part of the Warrior Mountains, the western terminus of the Appalachian Mountains. With its prolific wildlife, waterfalls, caves and deep gorges, Bankhead is one of the Southeast's premier sites for petroglyphs, prehistoric drawings and rock carvings. Indians hunted this area for some 12,000 years before the Europeans arrived. Oakville Indian Mounds Park (hereinafter referred to as the Park) is an educational, archeological, genealogical and sociological legacy to Lawrence County and North Alabama. Spanning a timeline of human occupation of over 14,000 years and a diversity of races and cultures, the Park preserves, protects, and presents artifacts dating as far back as 10,000 B.C. and ancient geological evidence of the settlement and evolution of the people of this region of Alabama. Creek (Muskogee), Yuchi (Uchean), Shawnee (Algonquin), Chickasaw (Muskogee), and Cherokee (Iroquoian) Indians were the five historic tribes to live in the Oakville area.

Jesse Owens Memorial Museum

7019 Co Rd 203, Danville, AL 35619
(256) 974-3636

Carnegie Visual Arts Center

A not-for-profit organization, the center is a cultural, educational and community-service organization providing an environment to promote learning, creation and appreciation of the visual arts. It also preserves one of the area's historical buildings and serves as a multi-purpose community resource.

Located at 207 Church St. NE, Decatur. (256) 341-0562. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

To learn more visit the website: www.carnegiearts.org.

Cook's Natural Science Museum

Cook's Natural Science Museum features a fantastic arrangement of natural wonders in one of the South's finest museums of its type. The site provides an extensive assortment of exotic insects, mounted birds, animals, minerals, sea shells and coral in over 2,000 exhibits and artifacts. Wildlife common to the Tennessee Valley is featured in one display with over 50 species of insects, animals and water life from the region. Protected and endangered species are included in the museum's vast collection including rare displays of a bald eagle and golden eagle. The facility also offers a 64-seat auditorium used to show natural science films.

Located at 412 13th St., Decatur; (256) 350-9347. Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m., Sunday 2-5 p.m. Free admission.

Farmers' Market

The best way to get fresh produce in Decatur, AL is at the downtown Farmers' Market. From April through November, the Farmers Market is open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market is located on 1st Avenue SE near downtown Decatur.

Throughout the year, the Farmers' Market plays host to several events to celebrate seasonal fruits and vegetables.

These events include:
  • May - Strawberry Day
  • July - Corn Day
  • July/August - Tomato Sandwich Day
  • August - Watermelon Day
  • October - Fall Festival


Hartselle's Historic Depot & Downtown

Sixty-nine of the buildings in the central business district of Hartselle, including the Hartselle Depot, have been nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places because of their architectural and historic significance. The Depot, built in 1914 includes displays provided by the Hartselle Historical Society. The popular downtown shops offer such items as imported Mexican pewter, art work by local artists and craftspersons, linens, soaps and all kinds of antiques, from glassware to large furniture items.

Located at 110 Railroad Street, Hartselle. 800-294-0692 or 256-773-4370

To learn more, visit the website: www.hartsellechamber.com

Historic Homes

The Old Decatur and Albany Historic Districts of Decatur make up the largest concentration of Victorian era craftsmen and bungalow homes in Alabama. Often referred to as "The Painted Ladies," some date to the early 1800s, while others were constructed around the turn of the century. Both are listed in the National Register of Historical Places. (A detailed tour map and brochure is available at the Decatur Visitor Center on 6th Ave.)

THE OLD DECATUR HISTORIC DISTRICT

embraces over 116-acres with houses ranging in age from 1829 to the present. Styles vary from the French-influenced Empire period to the Edwardian Cottage and beyond. Select sites in the district include:

The Dancy-Polk House , built in 1829 by town pioneer Col. Frank Dancy as his home, later became known as the Polk Hotel and was frequented by railroad travelers.

The J. T. Jones House , a superb example of Queen Anne design, was erected in 1899 by a cotton broker who also commissioned a New York artist to carve a marble mantel for the main parlor.

The McEntire House is one of the oldest buildings in Decatur. Constructed prior to 1836, the home was used by both Union and Confederate forces as headquarters during the Civil War. The Confederates planned the Battle of Shiloh within its walls.

THE NEW DECATUR-ALBANY HISTORIC DISTRICT

was founded by northern businessmen in the late 1800's and was named after the New York state capital. It reflects early 20th century trends such as Colonial Revival, California Cottage, Dutch Colonial and Frank Lloyd Wright influences. Select sites in the district include:

St. John's Episcopal Church , dedicated in 1893, replaced an earlier church in Old Decatur that burned in 1889. Originally facing north, the building was physically turned to face west in 1948.

The Chenault House was built in 1906 and is one of the finest examples in the district of the late Victorian house with both Queen Anne and Colonial Revival influences.

Christ's Mission was built in 1898 by the Mission Organization of New York State of the Congregational Church. In 1901 St. Paul's Lutheran Church bought the building and made it home for 67 years. In 1951, to increase the size of the sanctuary, this church building was also turned. In 1968, Christ's Mission bought the building.

Mooresville

Mooresville This tiny community, located just two miles north of Decatur, is older than the State of Alabama. Formed in 1818, the entire 12 blocks of the oak-lined village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. President Andrew Johnson worked here while serving as a tailor's apprentice. Prominent structures include the 1820s Stage Coach Inn and Tavern and the 1840 town post office which remains in use today. The town was the site of a Walt Disney movie (Tom & Huck) about the adventures of Tom Sawyer.

To visit: Off I-565 at Exit #2. 800- 648-5381.

To learn more visit the website: www.mooresvilleal.org

Morgan County Archives

Located in the 1927 Tennessee Valley Bank Building in the Bank Street Historical District of Decatur. Holdings total approximately 1500 cubic feet of archival and manuscript materials including the original estate and guardianship case files, birth and death ledgers, marriage records (1819-1930), tax records dating from the 1920s, County Commission records, Circuit Court records and newspapers. Genealogical materials include census, family histories and bible records. An extensive photograph collection includes images from the Civil War and copies of original photographs from the 1933 Scottsboro Boys trial in Decatur.

Located at 624 Bank St. NE, Decatur. 256-351-4726. Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Old State Bank

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.

Pickwick Belle Riverboat

The beautiful twin deck Pickwick Belle riverboat is available for public and charter cruises including sight-seeing cruises, dinner cruises, private functions, and other themed cruises on Wheeler Lake and the Tennessee River. Accommodating up to 112 guests, the Pickwick Belle is an ideal venue for family reunions, church groups, birthday parties, wedding parties, off-site meetings, and corporate events. Prices range from $30 for lunch cruises to $49 for dinner theme cruises. Daily sightseeing cruises range from $10 to $19.

For more information visit www.pickwickbelle.com

Point Mallard Park

Home of America's first wave pool, Point Mallard is designed to provide total family recreation opportunities throughout the year. A 35-acre water theme area (open daily during summer months) offers America's first Wave Pool, the Duck Pond and Squirt Factory kid's pools and more! The Park also features a scenic 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course; a 25-acre wooded campground, the Strike Zone driving range and batting cages, lighted tennis courts, ball fields, a recreation center; amphitheater, and an indoor Ice Skating complex open year round.

Located at Point Mallard Dr., Decatur. Open daily. Call for seasonal facility hours. 256-341-4900.

To learn more visit the website www.pointmallardpark.com

Princess Theatre for the Performing Arts

The Princess began as a livery stable in 1887; was transformed into a vaudeville playhouse named the Princess in 1919; and, following a 1941 facelift, emerged with the art deco style that remains today and features a brilliantly lit neon marquee. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the 677-seat theatre now serves as Decatur's performing arts center.

Located at 112 Second Ave. NE, Decatur. 256-350-1745.

To learn more visit the website: www.princesstheatre.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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