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  • On Point Mallard Trail

    Filed Under: Visit Decatur AL Ambassador Corner

    One of the things I love about Decatur is the diversity of its amenities. You can visit an art museum in the morning, grab a wonderful lunch, and then within minutes, surround yourself in woods and water, trails and wildlife for an exciting afternoon. For many years, I have enjoyed Wheeler Wildlife Refuge with its […]

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  • The Beauty Around Us

    Filed Under: Visit Decatur AL Ambassador Corner

    I was leaving a photoshoot this morning when in the distance I saw a stack of cross ties (the timbers used on train tracks). You can see that from a distance they could have been completely “unseen”. But I started training by brain a few months ago to be on alert for just this type […]

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  • Food for the Soul

    Filed Under: Uncategorized

    The South has always been known for its down home cooking and when traveling to Decatur, visitors are encouraged to bring their appetites. Decatur Morgan County Tourism has compiled a list of the best Southern-style restaurants featuring soul food, comfort food and homemade meals. “When heading to Decatur, you better bring your appetite,” said Decatur […]

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  • Well Dressed Life Local Gift Guide

    Filed Under: Uncategorized, Visit Decatur AL Ambassador Corner

    I know, I know – Amazon is convenient and tempting in times like these. But when it comes to one-of-a-kind gifts, customer service, and unique finds that help support the local economy and the amazing store owners who work so hard – well it’s no contest! This year I have personally committed to shop local […]

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  • Collaborative Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and Cook Museum Scavenger Hunt

    Filed Under: Uncategorized

    Decatur Morgan County Tourism is proud to collaborate with The Cook Museum of Natural Science and Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge on this new and exciting scavenger hunt. You will find a wonderful opportunity to explore all of the natural wonders! Download Scavenger Hunt!

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  • Honoring Decatur’s African-American Trailblazers

    Filed Under: 2021 Press Releases

    February is Black History Month and Decatur, Ala. offers plenty of things to see, do and experience to honor African-American heritage and the numerous contributions Black Alabamians have made to the community. Locals and visitors looking to explore this part of Decatur’s history will want to have a copy of Decatur Morgan County Tourism’s brochure, […]

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  • Dishing Up Good Eats From A to Z in Decatur and Priceville

    Filed Under: Visit Decatur AL Ambassador Corner

    Decatur and Priceville are blessed with some wonderful locally owned restaurants, cafes and diners that serve up dishes the rest of the country can only dream about. Let’s take a stroll through the alphabet to give you a sampling of what the menus at each place might have in store for hungry diners. A – […]

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  • Eating Your Way Through Hartselle, Alabama From A TO Z

    Filed Under: Visit Decatur AL Ambassador Corner

    I wondered recently what it would look like to find a dish at each of Hartselle’s restaurants that would get me completely through the alphabet. Preference, of course, went to locally owned businesses, but in order to have 26 different places, a couple of chains made their way onto this list. Here’s what I came […]

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  • Corporate Spaces and Wide Open Places

    Filed Under: MoCo Blog

    Throughout the past year, we’ve learned that the best way to overcome hardship is to lean on each other – unfortunately, the novel coronavirus pandemic has made that quite (literally!) impossible. As the world returns back to what we consider our new normal, we’d like to take a minute to highlight some corporate spaces and […]

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  • All About Decatur's Balloon Pilot

    Filed Under: MoCo Blog

    I Grew up in Hartselle, Alabama graduated from Morgan County High School in 1973. I have lived in Decatur since 1980. My first job was at a little place named Branded Burgers in Hartselle, then Point Mallard for the summer of ’72 and ’73.  I worked for Central Bank Computer Service from ’73 to ’75, […]

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