- Museums & Historic Spots
- Golf & Tennis (Public)
- Gardens & Outdoor Recreation
- Sports Clubs
Fort Toulouse/Jackson Park
(334) 567-3002 • Wetumpka
Located on the banks of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers, Fort Toulouse has over 5,000 years of history, with occupations from Hernando DeSoto in 1450 and the French in 1717. Fort Jackson was built in 1814 by General Andrew Jackson, marking the end of the Creek Indian War. “Living History” re-enactments are scheduled regularly.
(334) 365-3690 • 641 County Road 4 E, Prattville
This circa-1830 antebellum home, was the first Autauga County entry to the National Register of Historic Places. Andrew Jackson allegedly patterned the staircase at his home after visiting. Stop by for a tour on Tuesdays!
The Prattaugan Museum
(334) 361-0961 • 102 E Main Street, Prattville
This museum is filled with a collection of artifacts and objects pertaining to Autauga County, one of the oldest counties in the state of Alabama.
Wetumpka Impact Crater
US 231 & Bald Knob • Wetumpka
81.5 million years ago, an 6.5-kilometer-wide asteroid hit what is now Wetumpka. The Wetumpka Impact Crater Commission, The City of Wetumpka, Elmore County, and Auburn University hold annual Crater Tour and Lecture Events during the early winter each year.
Prattville Creative Arts Center
(334) 595-0854 • 342 South Chestnut Street, Prattville
The Creative Arts Center is nestled along the Autauga Creek, right next to the beautiful Autauga Creekwalk. It is home to The Art Gallery, which features works by members of the Prattauga Art Guild and guest artists.
Elmore County Museum
(334) 567-5097 • 112 S Main Street, Wetumpka
This small museum shares the history of Elmore County and its people. It displays both permanent and temporary exhibits, and provides educational programs year round.
Jackson Lake Island
(334) 430-7963 • Millbrook
Step into Spectre, the fictional town custom built for Tim Burton’s film “Big Fish.” Visitors can explore the movie set and hang out with the local crowd of cute goats for an entry fee of $3 a day.
Alabama Nature Center and NaturePlex
(334) 285-4550 • 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook
The NaturePlex is the 23,000 square foot structural facility that serves as the Welcome and Education Center for the Alabama Nature Center. The facility includes a 120-seat Theater equipped with up to date technology; Hands-on Discovery Hall with interactive and visual nature displays; Educational Classrooms with lab; and a Gift Shop. The NaturePlex is open 6 days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and entry is $5 per person.
Bass Pro Shops
(334) 290-6400 • 2553 Rocky Mt Rd, Prattville
This is Alabama’s first Bass Pro Outdoor World. The centerpiece of the store is a display of wildlife atop an artificial mountain, complete with taxidermy mounts and a waterfall. At the base of the “mountain” is an 18,500-gallon freshwater tank that houses local species of fish, including alligator gar and catfish. Kids and adults alike will have fun in the arcade area.
Way Off Broadway – Prattville Cultural Arts Center
This Prattville community theatre produces four productions a year.
Wetumpka Depot Players
Established in 1980, this successful group performs five or six productions each year, and also has a Junior Wetumpka Depot Players group for children.
The Millbrook Theater
(334) 782-7317 • 5720 Main Street, Millbrook
The theater is home to the Millbrook Community Players that were incorporated over a decade ago.
Capitol Hill Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
2600 Constitution Ave., Prattville • (334) 285-1114
With three distinct championship courses to choose from, the RTJ Golf Trail presents golfers with unique challenges. The Senator Course features a traditional Scottish-style layout with 150 pot-hole bunkers. The Legislator plays in and out of pine trees along a bluff. The Judge plays along the 200-acre glistening backwaters of the Alabama River.
The Pines Golf Club
307 Deatsville Highway, Millbrook • (334) 285-7529
The 18-hole “Pines” course at the Pines Golf Club features 6,318 yards of golf from the longest tees, for a par of 72. The course rating is 68.5, and it has a slope rating of 113.
Cypress Tree Golf Course
1461 March St, Montgomery, AL 36112, Bldg. 1461 (334) 953-2209
The Cypress Tree Golf course is an 18-hole facility located on Maxwell AFB. It is open to Air Force personnel, their family members, eligible DoD civilians, NAF civilian employees, and other approved civilians.
Prattville Country Club
723 Highway 82 Bypass, Prattville • (334) 365-4497
The Prattville Country Club offers a private, 18-hole golf course. It includes a full-length driving range with five target greens as well as a practice facility with a putting green and short game area.
Coosa River Adventures
415 Company Street, Wetumpka (334) 514-0279
Novices and professionals alike can enjoy a paddle down the Coosa. Trips average from three to four hours- call ahead to schedule your adventure!
800 Upper Kingston Road, Prattville • (334) 361-3640
This park contains a forest of giant oriental bamboo that grows up to 60 feet tall. It also houses Alabama’s second largest Beech tree. Take a hike around the area and check out some local flora and fauna.
Cooters Pond Park
1844 Cooters Pond Road, Prattville • (334) 361-3640
Access the beautiful Alabama River with either of this park’s two boat ramps or docks. Take advantage of the available grills, picnic tables, and large green spaces and spend a great afternoon with the family.
Fort Toulouse / Fort Jackson Park
2521 W. Fort Toulouse Road Wetumpka • (334) 567-3002
Explore historic Creek Indian homes and a recreation of a 1730s French trading fort. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the one-mile long Bartram Nature Trail— it’s great for bird-watching. Fort Toulouse also sports a 39-site campground. 33
Coosa Outdoor Center
172 River Road, Wetumpka • (334) 201-5510
The Coosa Outdoor Center offers everything you need for paddling, backpacking, camping, hiking, and cold weather sports.
Alabama Nature Center
3050 Lanark Rd, Millbrook (334) 285-4550
The ANC is an outdoor facility offering outdoor-based educational programs and activities for the general public. Spend a Saturday on their hiking trails, book a fishing trip, or rent out a pavilion for your next outdoor gathering. Adventure is out there!
Pine Level Bassmasters
This Alabama Bass Federation Club fishes Alabama area lakes and rivers, and encourages everyone to come and see what fishing in a competitive atmosphere is like. Members meet on a designated Thursday of each month and fish the following Saturday.
River Region Runners
The River Region Runners invite all levels of runners (and walkers) to join in group runs and events.
Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club
4758 Lower Wetumpka Road, Montgomery, AL 36110 (334) 420-3371
Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club offers two sporting clays courses, a covered 5-stand, wobble trap, skeet field, and continental pheasant hunts