The Point Mallard Park is an all in one family entertainment venue. Occupying a massive area, the huge park comprises a Water Park, a Golf Course, an Ice Complex, a Camp Ground and a Strike Zone. An array of fun activities are facilitated in the park's many entertainment options, which include America's first wave pool, sandy beaches, skating rink, tennis courts, bowling alleys and a multi-purpose recreation center. The park also provides ample recreational options for kids of all age groups. Besides, the in-house kitchen takes care of the dining needs, whereas the various event spaces facilitate business meetings, parties and so on. Admission costs and hours vary with each facility. Check the website for further details.
This beautiful Georgian house was built in 1829, making it one of Decatur's oldest surviving building. Historic residence of Colonel Francis W. Dancy, the house is one of the only four buildings to have survived the ravages of the Civil war, and continues to stand today as a reminder of the city's rich historical heritage.
Frazier Park and the Daikin Garden bring together Southern and Japanese cultures to create a space that is tranquil and inviting. Admire the austere beauty of the Daiken Japanese tea garden, or stroll along winding paths that will lead you past a fountain, iron work and brick plazas.
From a stable to a vaudeville playhouse and finally as a performing arts center, the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts has seen a lot in its long standing history. A heritage building, this art deco monument stands out not only for its architecture but also for being an esteemed performance venue in the city. Home to children's theater, dramas, musicals and more, the Princess Theatre has hosted a luminary of stars such as Ray Charles, Arlo Guthrie, Dianne Reeves and Ricky Skaggs.
The Old State Bank building is one of the very few of Decatur's buildings to have survived the ravages of the Civil War. Built in 1833, the building boasts a splendid Jeffersonian design that has been carefully restored to its former glory. Marks left behind by the Battle of Decatur are still visible around the building even today. The Old State Bank building continues on as a reminder of the price of freedom.
The Blue & Gray: North Alabama Civil War Museum offers a glimpse into the history of the American Civil War. It is located in the historical area of Decatur. The museum contains a rich collection of artifacts including documents, letters, family weapons of soldiers as well as a Colt 1851 Navy revolver used by Union Brigadier General Joseph Mansfield. An interesting exhibit are two bullets that are said to have crashed into each other in mid-air.