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Attractions

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka  

                                                       

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka has the games you love, the way you love to play, with over 2500 of the most popular Class II electronic bingo machines in denominations from $.01 to $50.00.  The 'So Hot Spot' features over 225 of your favorite So Hot games!

 

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka overlooks Alabama's beautiful Coosa River, on Highway 231 just northeast of Montgomery through the historic City of Wetumpka. The 39,000 sq. ft. casino features a Players Club, ATM machines and check cashing. Ample secure covered parking is available in the five-story parking garage. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Wind Creek Wetumpka is the home of a brand new hotel, featuring 283 luxurious rooms with free cable/satellite, refrigerators, free WIFI and a pool where you can lounge the day away.
Call 1-866-WIND-360 to book a reservation.


Wind Creek Wetumpka has 5 restaurants for your dining pleasure.


Buffet

Whether you’re hungry for a full meal or just want to savor small indulgences, you can enjoy a delicious and extensive buffet. The large salad bar and numerous specialty desserts will have an answer to anyone's appetite.


Grill

Grill, serving all-American favorites with a Southern accent.Open 24/7


FIRE Steakhouse

FIRE Steakhouse, serving prime choice steaks and succulent seafood. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Specializing in prime steaks and seafood, Wind Creek Wetumpka's world class cuisine is incomparable to any dining in the region. the generous wine selection features international favorites, superior American vintages, and boutique wines, sure to please the discriminating palate.

Hours: Tues - Thurs  5 PM - 10 PM, Fri - Sat 5 PM - 11 PM


Grill To Go

Grill To Go, offering tasty, around-the-clock options for gamers on the go. Open 24/7.


Bean

The Bean, offering a delicious spread of coffee and pastries.
Open daily 6 am – 6 pm


CALL 1-866-WIND-360

http://windcreekwetumpka.com/

Driving Directions: http://windcreekwetumpka.com/Directions

 

 

Jasmine Hills Museum

Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum

The Olympian Centre welcomes visitors with a video presentation of Jasmine Hill's history and a display of Olympic memorabilia from the Games of past years. A tour of Jasmine Hill, now completely accessible to visitors with disabilities, offers spectacular and ever-changing views, including our full-scale replica of the Temple of Hera ruins as found in Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Flame.

Located just off US 231, North of Montgomery, near Wetumpka, Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum offers easy access from Montgomery and all of Central Alabama.

 

A stroll through the outdoor gardens is at once tranquil and breathtaking. The flowers, in bloom at different times of the year, sigh in the beautiful Central Alabama sun.

 

Jasmine Hill's impressive collection of statuary transports visitors to a different time and awes the viewer with its grace and beauty, striking the perfect blend of man-made beauty with natural beauty.

 

Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum is also the ideal place for weddings and receptions. With indoor and outdoor facilities for weddings, parties, dinners and receptions, Jasmine Hill can accommodate your party with luxury and spectacular views.

 

In addition, Jasmine Hill is a popular spot for meetings and seminars, school field trips, senior and wedding portraits, and much more. With a little advance notice, we're available for tours year-round! We'll open up the grounds and provide you with a VIP tour, and tour buses are welcome.

 

Please take a moment to stroll around our virtual gardens, knowing that the beauty can never compare to the real thing! We hope you're able to visit soon.

3001 Jasmine Hill Road, 36093 Located just off Hwy 231

Featuring 20 acres of Gardens & statuaries

Indoor & Outdoor facilities for weddings & receptions

Open to the public on weekends in March, April and May for spring blooming season and

until the end of June, open on Fridays & Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and

Sundays Noon to 5:00 pm. July through October, gardens are open Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

 

Call (334) 263-5713 for garden schedule of hours. http://www.jasminehill.org/

 

 

 

Alabama River Region Arts CenterAlabama River Region Arts Center

 

www.arrac.org

(334) 578-9485

300 W. Tallassee Street 36092

Art Gallery dedicated to the expression and appreciation

of the visual, performing and culinary arts.


The Alabama River Region Arts Center is a volunteer based, community supported 501(c)3 no-profit organization that derives it’s funding from public and private donations, contributions, grants, benefactors and the proceeds from memberships, Artist Space rentals, Gallery art sales and special events.

 

The Alabama River Region Arts Center’s mission is to bring the People of the River Region together and enhance community life through a supportive environment where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can study, create and present art. The Center is committed to stimulating individual creative expression and appreciation of the visual, performing and culinary arts by providing high quality, affordable programs.

 
 
 

Christmas On The Coosa

On the second Saturday in December of each year the Coosa River shines as host of the annual Christmas on the Coosa celebration.  A large street parade and explosive fireworks are only a few of many activities. Other activities during the month of December include the annual tree lighting, residential and business decorations contest, age level Miss Christmas on the Coosa contests and the annual Progressive Nativity and Luminaria.http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/Default.asp?ID=361&pg=Christmas+on+the+Coosa 

 

 

Wetumpka Area Parks & Museums

 

A classic example of a "Dog Trot" cabin is located within the Crommelin's Landing area. The cabin affectionately called the "Ma Brown Cabin" was constructed in true dog trot fashion and houses some items of historic interest. Moving the circa 1850 cabin to its present location was a project of the Elmore County Historical Society and Museum.

A unique two- story log cabin with an interior loft constructed circa 1855 was also relocated to Crommelin's Landing as part of America's Bicentennial Celebration.

The "Peace Pole", a square piece of wood carved with words of peace written in four different languages, was a gift to the City and is reputed to be the only one of its kind in the State. The "Peace Pole" was the original focal point for participants to gather at the Mayor's annual observance of the National Day of Prayer, conducted during the month of May.

Located at the original Crommelin's Landing (Gold Star Park) is a public boat launch and dock for access to the Coosa River. Picnic facilities are available and a system of nature trails provide visitors with panoramic views of the river and the beautiful Bibb Graves Bridge, one of only two suspended concrete reinforced bridges in the state of Alabama.

 

 

 

 The Old Calaboose 

Located on the bank of the Coosa River at the foot of the Bibb Graves Bridge at northernmost end of the nature trail is The Old Calaboose, Wetumpka's first jail built in the early 1800s. This one story rectangular brick structure on a fieldstone foundation with a hip roof, small barred windows on three sides and a heavy wooden entrance door on its eastern elevation was in use until after the mid 1830's

 

 

 

 

 

Elmore County Museum of Black History

In 1986, members of the black community sought to save a landmark by turning the Old Elmore County Training School into a Museum of Black History.  This effort has been accomplished through an organization called the Elmore County Association of Black Heritage, which was to oversee the management of the museum.  Located at 1004 Lancaster Street, the Museum has permanent collections focusing on schools, churches and black families whose donated artifacts make up the exhibits.  The museum can be toured by appointment. Call Frazine Taylor (334) 567-8395 or Gwen Turner (334) 567-5330.

 

Other museums are located in the Wetumpka area, including the Holmes Wildlife Museum which features more than 700 species of mounted wildlife shown in natural habitat vignettes.

 

Call Al Holmes, (334) 567-7966 for an appointment and tour M-F 9:30AM - 4:30PM.

 

 

 

Elmore County Museum

The Elmore County Museum is located at 112 South Main Street in Wetumpka,

(334) 567-5097.  The Elmore County Historical Society was chartered in 1976.  Through the years, the society has been instrumental in the work of Fort Toulouse/Jackson State Historic Site, restoration of the Dog Trot log cabin and the reestablishment of the Elmore County Museum.  The museum officially opened on May 17th, 2009.

Open Fridays & Saturdays 10 AM - 3 PM

Closed During Winter Reopens each April

For private tour information please call Kathleen Holt, Museum Curator (334) 567-6688

Various displays of vintage clothing, tools & area artifacts, two historical log cabins

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elmore-County-Historical-Society-and-Museum/261856780517124


 

 

 

 Fort ToulouseFort Toulouse/Jackson State Historic Site


Perched on a bluff near the junction of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers,

Fort Toulouse/Jackson State Historic Site, a 180- acre game and wildlife sanctuary attracts thousands of visitors each year and offers a variety of recreational and educational experiences.

Each November the park hosts what has become known as the state's most authentic "Living History" event.  Alabama Frontier Days, which annually attracts some 15, 000 visitors, offers a unique look into the culture of the South as it transformed from Creek Indian land to pioneer settler forts and homesteads.

During this 4-day period, Fort Toulouse is occupied by a full force of authentically costumed French Colonial Marines and Creek Indians. Scheduled events include demonstrations on Native American Pottery Making, Dugout Canoe Construction, Early American Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, and Blacksmithing, as well as various forms of period entertainment.

Each spring, a French and Indian War Encampment is held at the park  Activities include living history camps, demonstrations by the French Colonial Marines, and a mock battle which takes place throughout the weekend.

In addition, a living history event is held during the third weekend of each month with the exception of December.

Alabama Frontier Days features living history from 1720-1820 starting the first Wednesday each November.

 Programs rotate between the French Colonial Marines and the Fort Jackson Battalion.


Recently 250 acres located just to the right of the park were purchased by the Forever Wild Program to be operated in conjunction with Fort Toulouse/Jackson State Historic Site. The sites of old Fort Jackson Town, the first county seat for Montgomery County and Jackson Camp, the living quarters of 2000 soldiers who constructed Fort Jackson are contained within this acreage.  Signs of prehistoric Indian mounds and village sites have also been located.

The park offers campgrounds with RV hookups, hiking trails, an arboretum, picnic areas, a boat launch, and visitor's center with museum and gift shop.

 

 

Vietnam War Memorial

A granite monument stands on the lawn beside the retaining wall in front of the old Elmore County Courthouse located in downtown Wetumpka.  The polished marker is the Elmore County Vietnam Memorial.On its dark reflective surface are inscribed names of fifteen men from Elmore County who lost their lives in the Vietnam conflict.

The idea for the memorial originated from Jonathan Tinsley of Wetumpka.  He designed the tablet as his Eagle Scout project and oversaw its creation.  Dedication ceremonies for the monument were held February 4, 1995.

 

 

 

Wetumpka Depot Players Theater

Located at 300 South Main Street, this lot once was home to a street-car diner.  Built in the mid-1940s and opened as a grocery store, this current building has served as the same through the years.  Wetumpka Depot Players purchased the building in December 1999.  The theater can seat 150 guests for each performance of its several presentations each year.  They have done extensive remodeling to make the facility beautifully appointed with spacious lobby, snack bar and pictorial displays of numerous productions. The Depot is a cultural and social asset to the community. For scheduling and ticket information call Kristy Meanor, Executive Director, (334) 868-1440 or email at kmeanor@wetumpkadepot.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it . Their website is www.wetumpkadepot.com




Oak View Farms Granary

Oakview Farms Granary

Street: 164 Dewberry Trail Wetumpka, AL 36093

Operation Schedule : Open 9-4 Thursday - Saturday. Bread classes and tours by appt. A family owned and operated stone burr grist mill and hydroponic greenhouse operation/working farm in beautiful elmore county.  They offer a blueberry U-pick, honey bee farm and fresh seasonal vegetables. Also available are bulk grains, bread baking equipment and supplies, fresh farm eggs and meat goats.

Fee for attractions only

Family operated gristmill with stone-ground cornmeal, grits, flours other grains, mixes, baking supplies, hydroponic lettuces, blueberries, strawberries, raw honey, brown eggs, herbs, seasonal vegetables.

Oakview Farms is a supporter of and participant in the Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign at farmers markets around the State.

 

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO VISIT IN WETUMPKA

 

 

Al Holmes Wildlife Museum
1723 Rifle Range Road
(334)567-7966

   Lions, tigers, sharks and other exotic animals displayed in natural habitat.

Also live animals such as white-tailed deer, foxes, skunks and others.

The museum exhibits more than 800 species of mounted wildlife and

offers a touch-and-feel board that allows visitors to feel different animal skins

without handling display pieces. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

http://ww1.aaa.com/services/tourbook/ccd/ccdDetail.xhtml?id=509711&association=AAA&club=1&conversationId=275&detailtype=T&type=ATTRACTION&lang=en&dt=1407768440642__tmp_link__

 

Captain Hook’s

www.captainhooksboats.com

334-569-1313

222 Bonner’s Point Rd. Lake Jordan 36092

Friday & Saturday 9-7, Sunday 1-7

Pontoon Boats & Wave Runner Rentals

 

Coosa Outdoor Center, LLC

www.coosaoutdoorcenter.com

334-201-5510, 334-202-3050

172 River Rd. 36092

Trips daily except Tues & Wed

Shuttles 10am, 12pm, & 2pm

Canoe & sit-on-top Kayak rentals & shuttles

Boats to go to your company picnic on the Coosa River or Lake Jordan

Camping

 

Coosa River Adventures

www.coosariveradventures.com

334-514-0279

415 Company Street 36092

Open year-round, reservations required

Canoe & Sit-on-top Kayak rentals on Coosa River 

Fishing, nature watching

Overnight excursions to Tallapoosa River

 

 Bennett’s Archery Indoor/Outdoor Range

www.bennettsarchery.com

334-514-1286, 334-315-7788

106 Kerri Lane 36092

Open Feb – June, Sun- Fri, 10-7

Jul-Oct 15; daily from 1pm

Fee for attractions only

Family atmosphere, tournaments, video shooting,

pop-up targets, practice bags, 3-D ranges and leagues.

 

Emerald Mountain Golf Club

245 Mountain VW 36093
334-514-0144

Details:   Public, 18 Holes

http://www.emeraldmountainhoa.org/golf_course.php

 

Gold Star Park

Playground, Picnic tables, Boat ramp, Gazebo & Stage

Located on the banks of the Coosa river off Main Street & Wharf Street in

downtown Wetumpka

Closes at Dusk

 

Magnolia Cottage

www.themagnoliacottage.com

334-731-3946

108 N. Bridge St. 36092

Late 1800’s raised cottage located at the foot of the Bibb Graves bridge

Available for private dinner functions & receptions

Seating capacity of 38

 

Museum of Black History

334-567-8395, 334-567-5330

1006 Lancaster 36092

Open by Appt only

Located in the first county training school for African Americans in Elmore County,

The facility is rich in history from its beginning as a Rosenwald school until present.

Historical documents/artifacts.

http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/Default.asp?ID=635&pg=Black+History+Museum

 

 

Quail Walk Country Club
2110 Holtville Rd 36092
334-567-5014

Details: Public, 18 holes

http://www.quailwalkgolfcourse.org/

 

Santuck Flea Market
7300 Central Plank Road
(334)567-7400

Hours: First Saturday of every month (Except January & February) Daylight to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free Details:   Features antiques, collectibles and arts/crafts from vendors

http://www.santuckfleamarket.com/

 

SkateZone 2000 LLC Roller Skating Rink

(334) 567-4434

88 Red Eagle Dr. 36092

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skate-Zone/143651328984096

 

Swayback Bridge Trail

(334) 514-0279

Old Hwy 231, 36092

Open dawn-dusk

Trail is an added adventure to mountain biking in Alabama.

It is almost completely single-track with some tight technical sections and steep climbs.

 http://www.trailoflegends.org/pages/maps.htm

 

Wetumpka Impact Crater

www.wetumpkachamber.org

(334) 567-4811

Just off US Hwy 231

Wetumpka is the site of the only authenticated impact crater in the eastern United States and one of only 200 craters worldwide. Scientists describe it as the "best preserved marine impact crater in the world" because the location was covered by a shallow sea at the time of impact. Bald knob mountain is the highest point on crater rim. Crater related events are hosted each year by the Wetumpka Impact Commission, the City of Wetumpka and the Wetumpka Area Chamebr of Commerce. Crater Days Tours and public lectures are sponsored each February by the City of Wetumpka, (334) 567-5147 and each April during the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce's Craterfest event, (334) 567-4811.

 

 Xtreme Sports Paintball

787 Cedar Lane 36092

567-0149

Hours: Saturdays 9-3

Paintball

http://www.wetumpka-paintball.com/