Located in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Northern Alabama, Athens is home to friendly people, thriving businesses and a host of leisure activities.


Established to preserve memories of our veterans by creating a permanent resting place for artifacts and memorabilia, displaying uniforms, medals, weapons, photos, books, tapes and news clippings.
Admission: Free
The city of Athens was burned and looted by Union troops in a raid by Colonel Turchin in May 1862. The 1st Alabama Cavalry failed in its attempt to take Athens from Union forces holding the city in the Jan. 26, 1864 Battle of Athens.
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Pull & riding carts, putting green, pro shop, snack bar.
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Accepted: Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, MasterCard, Visa
Individuals and wholesale buyers can take advantage of the large selection of shade trees and flowering trees, such as dogwood, crape myrtles, Yoshino and more.
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Rolling course with trees, water and grass traps.
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Accepted: Personal Checks
Completed 1851 for Rev. Robert Donnell, founder, Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Later, home for principals of North Alabama Agricultural School, Athens High and Middle Schools. Guided tours. Available for meetings, receptions, small weddings.
Admission: Admission charged
Once home to George S. Houston, attorney, member of U.S. Senate, and governor of Alabama twice. House built in 1835. Features Houston family coat of arms, family portraits and drawing room furnishings. Family History Room.
Admission: Free
4 sets of tees, bent grass, gently rolling, 13 water hazards. Challenging yet fun. 400 acres. No adjacent holes. Number of holes: 18   Par: 72   Championship Yardage: 6812 yds.   "
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Accepted: Personal Checks, Travelers Checks
1840s Greek Revival Founders Hall sits on campus of Athens State College, state’s oldest college. Altar consists of elegant wood carvings which tell story of New Testament.
Admission: Free
One pond, one sandtrap. Number of holes: 9 Par: 36 Championship Yardage: 3224 yds.
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Accepted: Personal Checks, Travelers Checks


Phone: 256-232-1520
Fax: 256-233-8525
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Phone: 256-732-3686
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Phone: 256-232-4700
Fax: 256-232-4222
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Phone: 256-233-7500
Fax: 256-233-5066
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It's a great place for a RV or Camper to come park for the summer a lot of stuff gose on out here in the summer. Rates:
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This historical house is so beautiful. It takes you back in time. They have an interesting and comfortable decor.
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To Do

Live Music

The Alabama Opry is a local event center with a variety of musical shows throughout the year such as Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry, Salute to Hee Haw, Keeping Country Alive and more as well as a dance each Friday night.
Have you ever wanted to sing barbershop harmony?  If so, here’s your chance.  Each Thursday night at 7:00 PM, the Barbershop Harmony Society Chapter Chorus, Southern Splendor, rehearses at Athens Bible School.
The dulcimer has long been a favorite instrument for those wishing to play a string instrument.  Every 1st & 3rd Thursday night at 6:30 PM, the Athens Dulcimers play at the Athens Recreation Center.   Everyone is welcome to enjoy the music.  Lessons are offered for beginne
Classic country music and dancing in a smoke free and alcohol free facility.  Live bands and a dance floor each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night, 7pm - 10pm. Finger foods and soft drinks available.
The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Council hosts live concerts on the Limestone County Courthouse lawn every 3rd Friday (April – September) at 6:00 PM.  The concerts are free and everyone is welcome.  Local downtown restaurants stay open late to accommodate those a
The Maria Bonita Restaurant located in historic downtown Athens specializes in delicious Mexican dishes and live entertainment most weekends. 
Historic downtown Athens is the home of this unique pizza restaurant which has live entertainment each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night as well as some weekends.
Yesterdays dinner theater offers a wide variety of live entertainment including the region's best specialty shows, tribute artists, dance bands, full show bands, teen bands, and even a complete magic show throughout the year.  Groups that perform are The Flash Backs, The Alabama Blues Brothe