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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.

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 AlabamaTuesday, December 5th, 2023 at 9:00am

The Pine Knot is your go-to destination for fashion-forward finds! As a family-owned and operated boutique, they take pride in offering stylish and affordable clothing, shoes, and accessories for every member of your family. Explore styles for women, men, tweens, little girls and boys, and...

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Lookout Mountain AlabamaSunday, December 3rd, 2023 at 9:00am

Calling all BBQ enthusiasts! Have you ever indulged in the deliciousness of a JoJo? If not, what are you waiting for? Head on down to the Bar-B-Q Place on the South end of Fort Payne for a taste sensation like no other. Indulge in: 🔥...

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Lookout Mountain AlabamaSaturday, December 2nd, 2023 at 9:00am

Step into a world of tradition and warmth as you explore all the fascinating offerings at the Mentone Market. These includes homemade treats, unique gifts, and delicious food, all with a true taste of Southern hospitality. With the best hot pizza around, fresh grab-and-go food...

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Lookout Mountain AlabamaFriday, December 1st, 2023 at 9:00am

🏞️ Little River Harmony is your tranquil escape. 🏞️ Let the world's worries melt away as you step into a realm of nature and comfort. Take in the breathtaking view, explore nature paths, and relax to the sounds of the river. This cozy log home...

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Lookout Mountain AlabamaThursday, November 30th, 2023 at 10:16am
✅10 Hidden Gem Towns in Alabama that Should be on Your Bucket List https://www.thetravel.com/hidden-gem-towns-in-alabama/#mentone-mountain-charm-in-the-appalachian-mountains
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Lookout Mountain AlabamaThursday, November 30th, 2023 at 9:00am

🛋️✨ Vintage 75 — Your One-Stop Vintage Wonderland atop Sand Mountain! 🏺👗 Step into a treasure trove of furniture, antiques, glassware, clothing, and more! Discover unique finds curated from several vendors, all under one roof. Come to Ider and explore all that Vintage 75 has...

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Lookout Mountain AlabamaWednesday, November 29th, 2023 at 9:00am
Explore the magic of the season at the many spectacular Christmas parades and events happening across DeKalb County. Mark your calendars and make the most of this joyous time with family and friends. https://visitlookoutmountain.com/event-calendar/ #visitlookoutmountain #dekalbtourism #christmasparades
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Lookout Mountain AlabamaTuesday, November 28th, 2023 at 9:00am

A furniture shopper’s paradise awaits at Akins Furniture! Located in Dogtown on Lookout Mountain, Akins features a jaw-dropping 135,000 square feet of furniture space showcasing the top brands at some of the lowest price tags in the Southeast. People travel hundreds of miles to experience...

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Lookout Mountain AlabamaMonday, November 27th, 2023 at 9:00am

Atop Sand Mountain in Henagar, Bama Boys BBQ is your go-to destination for mouthwatering BBQ delights. But there's one thing that truly sets them apart — their legendary TWO-POUND BBQ Baked Potato! It's an explosion of flavor like no other, and it's waiting for you...

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Lookout Mountain AlabamaSaturday, November 25th, 2023 at 9:00am

👣 Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a journey through Little River Canyon National Preserve. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll, the canyon has something for everyone. 🏞️ Discover the beauty of Alabama's natural wonderland by hiking its...

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Lookout Mountain AlabamaThursday, November 23rd, 2023 at 9:00am
From all of us at DeKalb Tourism, we wish you a festive and happy Thanksgiving with those you love. Our office will be closed Thursday & Friday so that we may spend the holiday with our loved ones. https://visitlookoutmountain.com/ #visitlookoutmountain #dekalbtourism #lookoutmountainalabama
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Lookout Mountain AlabamaTuesday, November 21st, 2023 at 9:00am

Searching for the perfect gifts this season? Look no further! Bleu River in downtown Fort Payne is your one-stop shop for unique treasures to delight everyone on your list. Discover the largest wax melt/candle bars around that will create enchanting aromas for your home. Sample...

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