• Brandi Perry

Why Guntersville, Alabama needs to be on Your Bucket List

Lake Guntersville

This lake stretches more than 75 miles from the Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam. Measuring nearly 69,000 acres, this is Alabama’s largest lake. The lake is now known for fishing tournaments, boating activities, family fun, and even swimming and water sports.

Screaming Eagle at Lake Guntersville

At Screaming Eagle at Lake Guntersville explore the wilderness from the bald eagle’s perspective, high in the tops of the trees atop Taylor Mountain. You won’t be able to contain your spirit of adventure after you have completed this course! With one of the most incredible staffs in the country, there will be nothing but fun had on these ropes as you take in views for miles as you soar through the sky.

Lake Guntersville State Park

Lake Guntersville Resort State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama and delivers a variety of adventures for the entire family. Take in the sun and sand at the riverside beach complex, a round of golf at the 18-hole championship golf course, or cruise the 69,000 acre Lake Guntersville reservoir with a boat rented from the Town Creek Fishing Center. For the family members that love the woods, spend the afternoon in a remote grove of trees, watching the wildlife located in the park’s 6,000 acres of natural woodlands, or check out the 39 miles of hiking and biking trails and weekly guided hikes from our on-site naturalist

Main Channel Brewing

Marshall County's first craft brewery, Main Channel Brewing offers brews centered around Lake Guntersville themes, which is at the heart of the brewery itself. With beautiful lake views and a nautical theme, the taproom offers a continuous selection of lack favorites and rotating seasonal offerings sure to please any beer lover.

Fire by the Lake

This lakeside restaurant is one of the most celebrated in the area with a variety of treats like pasta, seafood, steak, happy hour, and live music. This is a must try restaurant when you are in the area!

6. Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center

Located in a historic armory, this free museum has one of the most extensive history collections of any museum in the entire state. The Guntersville Museum offers history and culture of the region with artifacts, gems and minerals, art, and local flavor.

7. Downtown Guntersville

Unique Alabama history, world-class shopping that includes home décor, gifts, clothing, baby shoes, antiques, wines, foods, and other amazing items, and some of the best culinary experiences in the state.

8. Rock House Eatery

Opened in summer of 2009 in downtown, Chef Joey Duncan was trained at Le Cordon Bleu and has created an innovative and fresh menu with a wide selection of options for anyone’s diet

9. Whole Stage Theatre

Over the past 45 years The Whole Backstage Community Theatre has produced a wide range of quality shows and this season is no exception. The WBS is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.

10. Mountain Valley Arts Council

The Mountain Valley Arts Council was incorporated in 1970 and has had a long history of promoting culture and arts in Marshall County. In addition to exhibits throughout the year, there is also a Spring Concert Series in April.

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