Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka
100 River Oaks Drive, Wetumpka, AL 36092
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.
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, serving all-American favorites with a Southern accent.Open 24/7
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.
The Bean, offering a delicious spread of coffee and pastries.
Open daily 6 am – 6 pm
Driving Directions: http://windcreekwetumpka.com/Directions
Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum
3001 Jasmine Hill Rd., Wetumpka, AL 36092
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 Center
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
Fort 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
300 South Main Street, Wetumpka, AL 36092
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.
Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce Haunted Building
110 East Bridge Street, Downtown Wetumpka, c. 1905
For Tour Information call : (334) 567-4811
Three story landmark bank building at the southeast corner of East Bridge and Court Streets. White masonry structure with strong vertical emphasis created by tall, narrow windows and neoclassical detailing. Pilasters support wide architrave above first floor windows. The pattern is repeated on a smaller scale at the second level. Built as the Bank of Wetumpka in 1905, officers for the new bank were W. L. Lancaster-President; J.M. Jenkins-Vice President; B.L. Gaddis-Cashier. Several years later, the bank ceased to function during the Depression. After that time, the building housed King's barber shop in the basement, offering 20 cent hair cuts in the 20's; Perkin's Beauty Salon in the late 30's to 40's; J.C. Hayes Jewelry Store in the late 1940's; Huddleston, Glover, Macon, Graff and Jones, all Attorneys at Law maintained offices on the second floor. The Honorable Alma S. Leak, (Mayor of Wetumpka from 1992-1996) fondly remembers that her first job was in those offices. The Tasty Grill Opened in years following and continued business until the late 70's. River Bank Restaurant and Alternatives Drug Prevention and Treatment followed. The Chamber of Commerce was given a "corner" about 1987-88 before moving to 108 Company Street. Purchased in June, 1995 the building and the adjacent buildings on the block are now the permanent home of the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce.The building at 110 E. bridge Street consists of the main lobby floor, a second floor conference room, a third floor that has not been used in decades, and a basement.
The Chamber building has been known to have disembodied voices, heavy footsteps on the stairs, objects moving from one location to another on their own, shadowy figures on the staircase, the large, lobby chandelier swinging without the presence of a breeze, smells of tobacco pipes inside the building, and doors slamming and furniture moving on the third floor (which isn't used).
The Chamber purchased the entire block of buildings in 2013. In January of 2015, demolition began on the block of buildings to the rear of the Chamber, as they were in complete disrepair for decades. The two buildings next to the Chamber are now renovated for expansion of Chamber activities including a conference room, kitchen area, office space, and small business incubator space for new business start-ups. Paranormal events continue until today. 3rd Saturday paranormal tours are conducted as a fund raiser for the Chamber. Call 334-567-4811 for more information.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO VISIT
IN AND AROUND WETUMPKA
222 Bonner’s Point Rd. Lake Jordan 36092
Friday & Saturday 9-7, Sunday 1-7
Pontoon Boats & Wave Runner Rentals
Coosa Outdoor Center, LLC
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
Coosa River Adventures
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
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
Details: Public, 18 Holes
Gold Star Park
Playground, Picnic tables, Boat ramp, Gazebo & Stage
Located on the banks of the Coosa river off Main Street & Wharf Street in
Closes at Dusk
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
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.
Quail Walk Country Club
2110 Holtville Rd 36092
Details: Public, 18 holes
Santuck Flea Market
7300 Central Plank Road
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
SkateZone 2000 LLC Roller Skating Rink
88 Red Eagle Dr. 36092
Swayback Bridge Trail/ Trail of Legends Association
North of Wetumpka on the shores of Lake Jordan Old Hwy 231, 36092
12 Miles of hiking/ biking enjoyment
It is almost completely single-track with some tight technical sections and steep climbs.
Tim Burton's Big Fish
Town of Spectre, Alabama
1018 Cypress Lane,
Millbrook, AL 36054
20 minutes outside of Montgomery on Jackson Lake Island sits the remnants of the
Town of "Spectre," the filmset for Tim Burton's "Big Fish" Film where everyone smiles and no one wears shoes.
The island is on private property, but the family who owns it will allow visitors. Directions from Birmingham: Take I-65 South to Alabama River Parkway, to Cypress Lane in Millbrook. Call the phone number provided on the gate for the entrance code and deposit the $3 a person at the unmanned gate house. Cross the Bobby Bowden Bridge and turn right on Cypress Lane just before the train tracks.About 40% of the set remains intact after years of weather and a fire that gutted some of the buildings. Photos and Fishing are allowed.
Wetumpka Impact Crater
Just off US Hwy 231
Wetumpka is the site of the only authenticated marine 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 Chamber of Commerce.
Crater Days Tours and public lectures are sponsored each February by the City of Wetumpka, (334) 567-5147.