Brimming with history, nature, and a whole lot to do, Decatur is the perfect place to visit for an authentic Alabama weekend. The county seat of Morgan County, Decatur offers delectable cuisine, tons of entertainment, plus a wide variety of places to park it while you’re in town. We’ve put together a list so you can make the most out of your time when you come to Decatur to eat, stay and play.

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It won’t be easy to decide where to eat when you’re in Decatur. From world-class BBQ to Italian eats to porch-sitting on the Tennessee River while you watch the sun go down, you’ll have to make sure you stay long enough to try ‘em all!

Big Bob Gibson BBQ

Francesco’s Italian Restaurant

Hard Dock

Eatin’ in the Attic


The RailYard

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Decatur has plenty of good hotels to choose from during your stay. Consider thinking outside the box—or the hotel room—and check out one of the beautiful campgrounds in the area in order to fully immerse yourself in all the active town has to offer outdoors.

Point Mallard Campground

Wheeler Lake KOA Holiday

Jay Landings RV Park

Home2 Suites by Hilton Decatur Ingalls Harbor

Residence Inn by Marriott Decatur

Best Western River City Hotel

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Whether touring Decatur’s Downtown Historic District, floating down the river in a canoe, or taking in the local art scene, you’ll never run out of things to do during your stay.

Cook Museum of Natural Science

Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts

Decatur Morgan County Farmers Market

Historic Walking Tours

MoCo Art Trail