Decatur, Alabama, USA
Decatur is a city in Limestone and Morgan Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. The city, known as "The River City", is located in Northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River.
Decatur offers wonderful city parks and recreation facilities, and many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Boating, water skiing and fishing are all popular pastimes. Point Mallard Park features 750 acres for recreational use with year-round activities, including the J. Gilmer Blackburn Aquatic Center, golf course, indoor ice rink, hiking/biking trails by the river, sports fields and campground.
Other attractions in Decatur include the North Alabama Birding Trail, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Riverwalk Marina, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, two historic districts, and unique shopping and dining experiences.
Things to See & Do
* Old State Bank
* Civil War Walking Tour
* Historic Shopping Districs
* Amen Trail – tour of historic churches
* Riverboat watching from Rhodes Ferry Park
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 57,000 approx
Land Area – 143.3 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The port of Decatur is located on the Tennessee river.
Travel Links – Decatur is served by two major airports. The Huntsville International Airport, in suburban Huntsville is the second busiest airport in Alabama, behind Birmingham International Airport. The city is also served by the busiest regional airport in Alabama, the Pryor Field Regional Airport.