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Lookout Mountain, Alabama
Where Your Appalachian Adventure Begins.
Lookout Mountain Alabama | DeKalb County, AL

Your Gateway to the Appalachians is

Lookout Mountain Alabama

A welcoming destination since 1836, DeKalb County offers visitors exciting adventures & breathtaking landscapes that are home to majestic mountains, master artisans, and rich cultural heritage.

Let your imagination be your guide while you explore and discover our beautiful county. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush from outdoor excursions or a serene retreat from everyday life, you’ll find it all when visiting Alabama’s Mountain Town.

Looking for more direction? DeKalb Tourism is here to help you plan.

Visit Alabama’s Lookout Mountain Town


Take the plunge and make a splash with fun-filled escapes – indoors or outside, you’ll be able to play to your heart’s content.
kayak Alabama’s Lookout Mountain Town


Get into the wild and explore all things outdoors from camps to excursions – and so much more.
cabin rentals in Alabama’s Lookout Mountain Town


From elegant mansions to secluded cabins, find the perfect accommodations for your weekend getaway.


From trail to stream, experience adventures big and small in our area parks.

DeKalb County boasts access to two state parks & one national preserve making up 36% of the state’s protected lands within a fifty mile radius. Staying close by in our beautiful area gives visitors a chance to tour the best of our conservational efforts – from lakes, caves, mountains, and waterfalls – all leading to endless exploration and discovery on Lookout Mountain.


How the Novel Coronavirus is affecting the Lookout Mountain area and what you need to know.

DeKalb County continues social distancing practices, and is adhering to the health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC, the ADPH, as well as the Alabama State Health Officer’s mandatory health orders, which were issued by Governor Kay Ivey.

The State of Alabama and Governor Ivey have issued an amended Safer Apart Order applied Statewide. As many of the details are being updated regularly, ​ please visit the state of Alabama’s Covid-19 Information Hub for the latest guidance

What that means for Lookout Mountain Alabama?

As the Safer Apart Order applies differently to many businesses, we encourage you to call the business directly to find out their status, hours of operation, specific procedures, and how they can continue to serve you and keep everyone safe.

Fall Foliage

Experience the beauty of the Fall Season in the Highlands of Alabama!

Welcome to Lookout Mountain Alabama, where Mother Nature has set the stage for a spectacular Autumn season! Autumn mountain breezes whisper through the trees in September, inviting you to sit a spell and enjoy the change in seasons. A hint of color usually begins to appear in late September or early October and lasts well into November.

Upcoming Events

Check out events that visitors and locals will be attending this month. Come join us and see what the county has to offer!

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Take a look at what visitors are doing across DeKalb County Alabama right now!
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Lookout Mountain Alabama24 hours ago

Looking to add a little farmhouse style to your home? Visit Southern Craftsman on First Street in historic downtown Fort Payne. They specialize in rustic and farmhouse design and decor. You'll find just what you're looking for! #visitlookoutmountain #dekalbtourism

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Lookout Mountain Alabama3 days ago

It's Fair Time! There's a reason the DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair is consistently known as one of the best county fairs in Alabama. Rides on the midway are just a small part of the fun. Live entertainment, livestock exhibits, agricultural displays, and so much...

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama3 days ago

Absolutely Alabama - A step back in time

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Lookout Mountain Alabama5 days ago

John Muir said, "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." Experience this for yourself while you explore the ridges, waterfalls, and river in DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve. Pack a picnic lunch and experience rock formations,...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama6 days ago

What A Day! — Begin a vacation day on Lookout Mountain sipping coffee as you watch the morning come alive. Hike one of our many nature trails, then see the forests from a new perspective as you zip line over the canopy of trees. Paddle...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama7 days ago

Check out our latest Blog - Just Junkin' Around Lookout Mountain Alabama!

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

Everyone loves waterfalls. Standing at 104 feet, DeSoto Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Alabama, and one of the most photographed and visited points of interest in the state. There are numerous smaller falls and area trails that allow visitors to view the...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

If you're interested in it, chances are you'll find it at Relics Antiques and Collectibles. Located in historic downtown Fort Payne, Relics offers an incredible selection of records, CDs, DVDs, books, pop culture items, collectibles, comics, baseball cards, footballs cards, and more! And Relics buys...

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

Little River Canyon is the heart of the National Preserve. From miles of rim road, it offers amazing views of Little River, 600-feet sandstone cliffs, and stunning waterfalls. Spend a day exploring this amazing natural wonder. Learn more at https://visitlookoutmountain.com/little-river-canyon-national-preserve/

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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

There's nothing quite as satisfying as fresh, home-grown food. Mentone Farmer's Market offers a wide selection of nutritious items, all from local growers and sellers. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Hwy 117 and Scenic Drive. Learn more at 

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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

It's a cultural heritage event like no other — Boom Days in Fort Payne! Join the celebration of this historic town's past through one of Alabama's top tourist events. Two days of live music include performances by American troubadour Billy Dean and country music mainstay...

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

The most accomplished, most award-winning country music band in history — Alabama — hails from Fort Payne. Statues honoring the band, whose members still call Fort Payne home, are located downtown at City Park on Gault Avenue across from the historic DeKalb Theater. Stop by...

DeKalb Tourism Website Travel Guide 2019

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