Wetumpka Alabama Attractions
Wetumpka, Alabama, the county seat of Elmore County, is located in the southern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the central part of the state. The state capital of Montgomery is just a few minutes away.
The city is situated at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers and in the Creek Indian language, Wetumpka means "rumbling waters". The downtown area runs along the banks of the Coosa River, around which community events revolve year 'round.
The area is rich in history and in legend. Nearly 500 years ago, Hernando DeSoto's exploratory expeditions traversed the region and discovered a village built about 1000 A.D. Historical re-enactments are popular at Fort Toulouse, a military and trading post established by the French in 1717.
The climate is mild, the natives are friendly and all the attractions and conveniences of the city of Montgomery are just a short drive away. Discover Wetumpka today.
Jasmine Hill Gardens • 1.7 miles
Phone: (334) 567-6463
Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum, "Alabama's Little Corner of Greece", now features over 20 acres of year-round floral beauty and classical sculpture, including new statuary honoring Olympic heroes and mythical gods. 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.
Fort Toulouse State Park • 2.4 miles
Phone: (334) 567-3002
In 1717, when this region was part of French Louisiana, the French built a fort near the strategically vital junction where the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers form the Alabama River. The fort was primarily a trading post where Indians exchanged fur pelts for guns and household items. There were no battles at the post as French diplomacy forged allies with the natives. The surrounding Indians, commonly referred to as Creeks, wanted peace so they could trade with both the French and British.
Coosa River Adventures • 2.9 miles
415 Company St, Wetumpka, AL (334) 514-0279
We at Coosa River Adventures will outfit you with a canoe or sit-on-top kayak and provide transportation to the launch site, paddles, and life jackets. Then it’s up to you to enjoy the Coosa River’s cliff walls, rock islands, and whitewater rapids. Trips average 3 to 4 hours and scheduling is a must. So whether you’re a novice paddler or river rafting junkie, we’re sure you’ll enjoy what the Coosa River has to offer. Call us today to start your adventure!
Montgomery Zoo • 6.6 miles
2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36110 (334) 240-4900
The Montgomery Zoo is a wonderful place to visit- alone or with your family. See over 700 animals from 5 different continents, all housed in natural, "barrier free" habitats. The zoo spans over 40 beautifully landscaped acres, offering you a magnificent view of exotic wildlife and endangered species. By leisurely stroll, or with a ride on the miniature train, the zoo is a sight to see!
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