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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.

Winter is Upon Us

Experience a thrilling outdoor winter on Alabama’s Lookout Mountain!

Welcome to Lookout Mountain Alabama, where Mother Nature has set the stage for a spectacular winter season! Take a class, hike a trail, or visit a waterfall during the peak winter months. Inside or out, your Appalachian adventure begins here.

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Take a look at what visitors are doing across DeKalb County Alabama right now!
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Lookout Mountain Alabama14 hours ago

It’s Taco Tuesday! Fort Payne is rich in its Hispanic heritage and food, and it’s the perfect place to satisfy your craving for tacos, burritos, tortas, and more. Tacos Town food truck, located across from the Alabama Walking Park, has a large variety of Mexican...

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama2 days ago

Cotton+Pine Clothing & Unique Gifts offers customers a variety of women's, men's, and children's boutique clothing, accessories, and home decor. It’s easy to find something for the entire family or the perfect gift for your next party, shower, or holiday.

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama4 days ago

Little River Falls Boardwalk Overlook allows easy access for visitors of the National Preserve to view the falls from afar. Winter and early spring bring rising waters, along kayakers navigating the river rapids. The overlook is the first of many that sit along the 11-mile...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama4 days ago

Mourning with Mentone on the loss of the Hitching Post, a historic structure lost to fire overnight.

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Lookout Mountain Alabama6 days ago

Boom Town Makers Market serves as an anchor for downtown Fort Payne, allowing artists and makers to sell their goods in an elegant and welcoming setting. Located in the historic Sawyer Building, the Market’s place in Fort Payne’s history and present day make it an...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

5 Must See Waterfalls in Alabama and two of them are located here in DeKalb County!

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

With trails leading around the bottom and a footbridge overhead, Indian Falls is an easily reached and admired waterfall at DeSoto State Park. The waterfall itself flows more than 20 feet into a small ravine below. The trailhead leads 0.1 miles to the falls, and...

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama1 week ago

Moon Lake Village is now home to Bee Spring Studio, known for its hand printed linocut artwork. Artist Meg Tannehill Justice takes inspiration from local animals, plants, and the abundant stories they tell in nature. Since each piece is inked and pulled by hand, no...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

We LOVE Mentone too!!

Lookout Mountain Alabama
Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

A unique stop in downtown Fort Payne, Alice Circle is not just a boutique, but home to a plethora of goodies. Stop in to find the perfect gift or souvenir. Attend a workshop or bring your child to an art lesson. Choose from an array...

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Lookout Mountain Alabama2 weeks ago

Alabama is a bird watchers paradise with more than 430 species to admire. DeKalb County boasts 4 stops on the North Alabama Birding trail, including DeSoto State Park, Buck’s Pocket State Park, DeKalb County Lake, and Little River Canyon. We’ll see you on the trail!

DeKalb Tourism Website Travel Guide 2019

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