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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.

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 Alabama6 hours ago

What are your favorite DeKalb County scenes? Show us the scenery of our area through YOUR camera lens. Tag your best scenic photo from DeKalb County with #yesdekalbtourism and we may share it through our social media channels. Or you can email...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 day ago

The process of making pottery by hands seems like a miracle, and you can experience that process at Miracle Pottery! Watch pottery being made, and go home with stoneware or porcelain clay pieces that are beautiful, functional, and safe for food, the dishwasher, and the...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 days ago

Enjoy your stay in Mentone with a unique bed-and-breakfast experience! The Mentone Inn dates back almost 100 years. You'll be surrounded by history as you enjoy one of the 12 rooms with private baths, a gourmet breakfast buffet, comfortable common area, and huge wraparound porch....

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama3 days ago

Come behold one of Alabama's most scenic waterfalls! Little River Falls welcomes you to the deep canyon system that is part of the Little River Canyon National Preserve. A treasure for the sightseer, photographer, adventurer, and nature enthusiast, Little River Canyon is waiting to welcome...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama4 days ago

Step into the Wildflower, the hippy-chic restaurant in the heart of Mentone, and you'll discover why it's been voted Best Cafe! The atmosphere, the music, the service, and definitely the food will create a wonderful dining experience and bring you back time and again. The...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama5 days ago

Yum! From jalapeño burgers to tomato pie, this mouth-watering list of DeKalb County dishes will send you on an edible excursion. Read our latest blog post, then try all five dishes! Enjoy!


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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

Lookout Mountain is blessed with an abundance of wildflowers. Grab a field guide or app and a notebook, and take a hike in DeSoto State Park or the Little River Canyon National Preserve. See how many wildflowers you can identify! #visitlookoutmountain

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

High Falls is an impressive 35-foot cascading waterfall formed by Town Creek on Sand Mountain. At times spanning 300 feet across, the falls are the centerpiece of High Falls Park, located just outside of the town of Geraldine. The park attracts outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, swimmers...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

Orbix Hot Glass has brought national attention to Lookout Mountain with its refined handmade glassware. Visitors can admire and purchase exquisite glass pieces on display in the art gallery, while participating in demonstrations and classes in glass blowing.

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

Come explore the woods, waterfalls, and rivers of Lookout Mountain! DeSoto State Park offers 35 miles of hiking trails and 11 miles of mountain bike trails. Pictured here is an isolated spot accessible via the DeSoto Scout Trail. According to the Park's website, "DeSoto State...

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

What is the Mentone Arts Center? It's a gift shop. It's a gallery. It's a place for classes and a space for artists. This community art center was created for and is supported by the community, for the preservation of the artistic, musical, and cultural...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

Mentone Colorfest has a new home! This popular regional festival has outgrown its former location, and will now be held at Moon Lake Village. The charming and historic five-acre campus of the former Moon Lake School offers plenty of space, addressing safety concerns around limited...

DeKalb Tourism Website Travel Guide 2019

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