20 hotels near Decatur, Alabama
Stay with Choice Hotels in Decatur, AL to enjoy the rich history of this creative city
Reserve with Choice Hotels in Decatur, AL and enjoy your visit to "The River City" Decatur was originally a busy transportation town. Passengers traveling the Tennessee River had to stop in Decatur and walk to Tuscumbia, as the river between the two cities was impassible. During the Civil War, the Battle of Decatur and the Battle of Shiloh heavily impacted the city. The Union army, aware that Confederates used the town as a base, destroyed everything except four buildings: the Old State Bank, the Dancy-Polk House, the Todd House and the Burleson-Hinds-McEntire House. All of these can all be seen on your trip and are minutes away from local hotels in Decatur, AL. While visiting Decatur, explore these popular attractions: Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Cook's Natural Science Museum Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama Pickwick Belle Point Mallard Water Park Delano Park
Nestled in the Tennessee River Valley is the city of Decatur, a city rich in pioneer history. Before it became a city, Decatur was a river crossing town for settlers to travel west of the Appalachian Mountains. Settlers soon realized that the fertile river valley soil made this land a perfect place to start a community that provided relatively easy river access to other cities. You can see what the pioneers saw in this burgeoning town by booking with Choice Hotels in Decatur, AL and taking a step back in time! This grand city on a charming scale offers a storied history through its arts and culture at places like the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. Formerly the Carnegie Library, the arts center has hands-on educational programs that foster creativity through exhibits that feature local and international history. More hands-on exhibits await at the Cook’s Natural Science Museum where you can see one of the most impressive natural science collections in America. With more than 2,000 exhibits, the museum boasts a collection of mounted wildlife and birds, minerals and rocks and insets, sea shells, snakes and corals.
As you make your way through town and enjoy the fine dining options of downtown, you may notice the beautiful architecture around you. The Old State Bank in this city was the inspiration behind many of the buildings in this city. The bank was built in the early 1800s and today is preserved as a building filled with historical and architectural significance. Today, the Old State Bank is considered a historic landmark as well and is surrounded by beautiful grounds so you can take in its architectural significance and the beauty around it. You can really experience the city’s creativity in addition to the architecture at Princess Theatre. As the city’s premier civic and cultural center, this former horse stable includes art events, dances, shows and more performances so you can be inspired to act, draw, paint and perform a piece of your own! After pleasing your inner artist, get outdoors and enjoy Point Mallard Park to enjoy the great outdoors or a meal at a private picnic table. After hiking, biking, skating, swimming and more, relax at one of the affordable rooms at Choice Hotels in Decatur, AL to end your thrilling adventures and start again feeling relaxed and refreshed! Book online now!
Decatur hotels information
- Number of hotels in Decatur20
- Highest Price$156
- Lowest Price$53
- Number of reviews11690
- Avg. rating3.6