We’ve curated a list of “must sees” in Marshall County, Alabama
The Marshall County Tourism and Sports team has handpicked your next trip! Explore our list of “must sees” by season to really experience Alabama’s Great Natural Attraction.
Rock House Eatery in Guntersville! Enjoy brunch outside with a Bloody Mary that is Instagram worthy. The food will have your taste buds rejoicing. The blooming trees and flowers are picturesque underneath string lights.
Kayak to the Bat Caves. Take a paddle through the waters to head to the famous bat caves where 60,000 bats will fly out of their daytime home into the night. Arrive right before sundown to see something you think you can only see on TV.
Visit the Flower Exchange in Arab. Once known as “The Farmers Exchange,” where farmers came to town to exchange livestock and crops, the Flower Exchange has an abundance of blooms in the springtime to make your garden glow into the days of summer. They also have great gifts for your loved one’s birthdays and any occasion.
On the Lake
Go fishing! On a boat. On a beach. On a pier. Or maybe on one of our causeways. Springtime fishing is a family fun outdoor activity everyone will love and cherish. Just make sure you grab your fishing license beforehand.
Wintzell’s Oyster House in Guntersville. Enjoy your favorite seafood dishes with a view of the beautiful Lake Guntersville.
Grab a day by the pool and enjoy floating down the lazy river, waterslides and all the fun offered at Sand Mountain Park.
Go Antiquing! Marshall County has its fair share of antique stores. Once you see all of the greatness it has to offer, join in at the World’s Largest Yard Sale. Starting in Michigan and ending in our neighboring city of Gadsden, you will find some great treasures that were someone else’s junk.
On the Lake
Get a front row seat to the most extreme event on the South’s fastest waters – Hydrofest! It’s something that must be seen in person, and the one and only boat race on Lake Guntersville. You will definitely find a new sport to watch and follow. And once you have seen one race, you will want to come back every year to watch them again and again.
Tomato Tomato Wood Fired Pizza at Jules J. Berta Vineyards. With the air cooling down for fall, sitting outside with a view of the stunning vineyards in Albertville is a must! Enjoy their famous wine slushies and the best wood fired pizza around.
Boaz Harvest Festival. Vendors line up Main Street to sell their products. You will find handmade wall decor jewelry and more. Funnel cakes are sold, and train rides are available for the children. It’s a fun filled weekend for the entire family.
Boutiques. Fall is the perfect time to start shopping for Christmas! Marshall County has plenty of boutiques to find toys, clothes and unique gifts for your family and friends. The stores go all out in decorations, and you will feel like you are in a Christmas movie walking through the shops.
On the Lake
After spending some time on Lake Guntersville, finish with a hike in Buck’s Pocket State Park. The leaves are changing colors, and the foliage is absolutely stunning at the peak. It is perfect for a photo-op, and you are able to see three states from the top – Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
Jefferson’s in Albertville! Jefferson’s wings hit the spot as you cheer on your favorite NFL and NBA games on large flat screen TV’s that surround the dining area. Wash your wings dipped in ranch down with a nice cold beer from the bar.
Cathedral Caverns boasts an internal temperature of 60 degrees year-round. It will keep you warm and amazed for 90 minutes. The caverns tour is an informative, yet stunning display of mother nature.
Sit by the fire at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge while enjoying the beautiful view of the lake and peaceful atmosphere. We’re jealous already!
On the Lake
Don’t miss Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park featuring live bird demonstrations and programs provided by notable speakers, guided field trips for viewing eagles in their natural habitat and the natural beauty of the mountains and Lake Guntersville.