Fun Things to Do in Guntersville, AL

ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN ALABAMA

If you're looking for fun things to do in Huntsville, AL or North Alabama, you must visit nearby Guntersville, AL. Most people come to Lake Guntersville for fishing and water sports or to visit the scenic Guntersville State Park. For others, playing golf at Goose Pond Colony is a must, but there's so much more that makes Guntersville special.  Here's a local's guide to the best things to do in Guntersville, AL.

Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center

The Guntersville Museum is located in the historic rock armory, which has been a part of Guntersville since 1936 and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. This living repository offers visitors a chance to explore the past and present of the region, while catching a glimpse of current exhibitions on display. Free admission.


1215 Rayburn Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

STACH & CO. Mercantile

STACH & CO is an upscale modern day mercantile specializing in wine, cigars and custom gift baskets. This shop has something for everyone! Inside you will find unique retail items varying from women’s clothing and jewelry to fine china and even gourmet olive oils, making it the prefect place to pick up a unique souvenir from your trip to Guntersville. Need a bottle of wine or champagne to celebrate a special occassion? You won't be disappointed with their wine selection and their knowledge of each offering. They host wine tastings every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.    


217 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

The Soak House & Soapery Day Spa

The Soak House & Soapery is not your typical day spa—it focuses on making bath time relaxing again. In today’s world, we are always rushing, running behind, multi-tasking, and sometimes we forget how to take advantage of the simple things in life…like a good long soak in a warm tub. If you are thinking, “Why? I can take a bath at home.” It’s quite simple. The Soak House & Soapery provides a tranquil, private space where you are cut off from everyday interruptions, such as ringing phones, kids knocking on the bathroom door, barking dogs, and the looming thoughts of the daily chores and unfinished projects around the house. When you reserve a therapeutic soak in a luxurious clawfoot tub at The Soak House, they take care of everything from preparing your tub to cleaning up afterwards. All you have to do is RELAX. It's a unique, must-try experience!


312 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

Lake Guntersville Bed and Breakfast

The charm of Lake Guntersville Bed and Breakfast is only outmatched by its warm hospitality. Located in a registered historic home built in 1910 by Alexander Hooper and beautifully renovated by its current owners, the home has been brought back to life quite impressively. The B&B has wonderful views of Lake Guntersville and is located two blocks from the downtown center. They even offer bicycles, paddle boards, and kayaks for their guests to enjoy during their stay. 

 

2204 Scott Street

Guntersville, AL 35976

Buck’s Pocket State Park

While the entire park spans three counties (DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall), the Point Rock scenic overlook provides a breathtaking view of this natural pocket of the Appalachian Mountain foothills. The pocket is on an upstream tributary of Lake Guntersville. Many photographers choose this location as the backdrop for capturing the perfect family portrait due to its unspoiled beauty and perfect natural lighting. The park also offers overnight primitive camping with horses and is currently working on an ATV trail system. See it for yourself.


393 County Road 174
Grove Oak, AL 35975

Old Town Stock House

As if dining on handcrafted Southern American cuisine prepared by local chef, Crystal McKone, isn’t enough, the location of this upscale restaurant is the cherry on top. The building was built in 1901 and was originally the upstairs storage for the Rexall Drugstore. There’s always something new and innovative on the seasonal menu, and the wine list won’t disappoint. 


410 Old Town Street
Guntersville, AL 35976

Sunset Walking Trail

The best sunset view around can be found on the Sunset Walking Trail.  While we all live for sunny days on the lake, one of the best times of day in Guntersville is sunset, and this trail offers a magnificent view of the sun as it sinks into the beautiful backdrop of Marshall County. The well-manicured, paved trail offers a multitude of park benches along its path for you to take a load off and enjoy the scenery. There are several parking areas along the trail, making it easy to choose your favorite spot. You will want to bring along your phone or camera to snap a few photos. Take time to watch a sunset while you are in Guntersville—you will be glad you did! 

2098 Lurleen B Wallace Drive

Guntersville, AL 35976

Main Channel Brewing Company

If you like beer, you must stop in and order a cold one at Marshall County’s first brewery, Main Channel Brewing Company. They offer a selection of IPAs, amber and blonde ales, and a smooth wheat brew. Their icy cold beer is the perfect exclamation point to a fun day of sightseeing and exploring in Guntersville.

2090 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

Cathedral Caverns State Park

Cathedral Caverns earned its name due to it’s cathedral-like appearance. It’s massive entrance measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high, possibly securing the world record for commercial caves. Inside the cavern you will find breath-taking formations including “Goliath”— one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference. There are many one-of-a-kind formations throughout this cavern that you have to see to believe. This cave also has ties to Hollywood! Many scenes from the Disney movie Tom and Huck, released in 1995, were filmed inside the cave. Cave tours are scheduled throughout the day and are wheel-chair accessible. The park also offers gemstone mining, amazing hiking trails, picnic pavilions and campsites.


637 Cave Road
Woodville, AL 35769

The Whole Backstage

The Whole Backstage is a performance art theater that has been part of the Guntersville community since 1973. It produces a wide range of quality shows and is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Check the Box Office for current show and ticket information. You'll be sure to be entertained.

1120 Rayburn Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

Guntersville Welcome Center

Looking for even more fun things to do in Guntersville, AL? The Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center is a great first stop when visiting Guntersville. Friendly staff will always greet you with a smile and offer literature on surrounding businesses and attractions. Coming into town after hours or on the weekend? No worries; they offer a 24-hour Information Kiosk, where you can access valuable information on local attractions at your convenience.

200 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

Written by Teresa Staggs

 

Teresa lives in and loves Guntersville, AL. When she's not traveling the globe, you can find her helping Guntersville residents and travelers relax in her luxury day spa, The Soak House & Soapery, by day and soaking in the gorgeous Lake Guntersville sunsets with her family by night.

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