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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

Play

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

Explore

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

Stay

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

Parks

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE

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 Alabama20 hours ago

Downtown Fort Payne lights up with the magic of Christmas. Visitors compare our historic downtown to a Hallmark movie scene. Come shop, dine, and stroll this season, and make your own holiday memories in this charming Southern town.
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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 days ago

The historic Fort Payne Depot Museum was erected in 1891 at the height of the town’s mining-driven boom. It served as a passenger train station until August 1970. The depot was converted into a museum in 1986, and includes exhibits with 19th century, Native American...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama3 days ago

Pack a bag, gather around a fire, and make some memories! DeSoto State Park offers the perfect setting for camping in the great outdoors, with campsites in a wooded, mountainous setting.

Each type of campsite features amenities for any level of camper...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama4 days ago

Experience the magic of downtown Fort Payne with a visit to the Chandelier Tree, located across the street from the Fort Payne Opera House. With ample public parking and just a short walk from the downtown shops and restaurants, this stop is perfect for a...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama6 days ago

Are you looking for a new unique, local shopping experience? Moon Lake Village is Mentone’s newest tribute to local artisans and makers. The village, on the former campus of the historic Moon Lake School, houses individual galleries and shops where artists and creators can showcase...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

We give thanks for the vast beauty of this land we occupy, the visitors and friends who come to share it with us, our local business owners and community members who help make this area great, and so much more! What aspects of Lookout Mountain...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

For more than 30 years, Little River Hardware has welcomed visitors and locals in the Mentone area with its rustic style and friendly, local staff. You’ll find much more than hardware here! A special feature is the Nightingale Pottery, sold exclusively at LRH. The functional...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to shop and eat in downtown Fort Payne! At Cotton State Boutique, you’ll find children’s clothing and accessories for both boys and girls in sizes ranging from 0-3 months to 5/6T. Check out their gifts items, women’s...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

The magnificent view makes DeSoto Falls a must-see stop on Lookout Mountain. Standing at 104 feet, DeSoto Falls is one of the most visited waterfalls in the state, and one of Alabama's most photographed points of interest. Admire the record-breaking waterfall and enjoy the renovated...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

Celebrate National Model Railroad Month in downtown Fort Payne! Located upstairs next to the Fort Payne Opera House, the Wills Valley Model Railroaders welcome visitors to the exhibit on Tuesday nights from 5-7 p.m. Stop by and see what all the locomotion is about!
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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

Recharge and relax atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama’s Appalachian foothills, where visitors have sought solace in Mentone for more than 100 years! That air of relaxation and oasis in the mountains still waits for you with a variety of cabin sizes and locations available...

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

Dine and stay at DeSoto State Park! Here you will find rustic cottages and modern chalets, neatly tucked among the pines along the west fork of Little River. The historic Mountain Inn Restaurant is located in the original lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps...

DeKalb Tourism Website Travel Guide 2019

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