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Hike Hurricane Creek Park and enjoy its natural beauty.

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Time to get outside!

3 local favorites

It's April. It's getting warmer. It's time to get outside and play! Whether you're looking for something mild,  a little thrilling or a bit more adventurous, Cullman has you covered. Here are three great summer choices.

CityScape Family Entertainment, 1635 Main Ave. SW, Cullman,

Mini-golf | Party/pavilion/area with free table games, corn hole, etc.

"My wife and I moved to Cullman in 2007 - primarily to join the staff at Daystar Church as Kids Pastors. We were living out of state and were looking for a more wholesome, family-oriented community to raise our children. Since arriving in Cullman it has been our dream to open a family entertainment business - as this was a huge need in Cullman then and still is now. After praying about it for many years, we decided it would be wise to build our business in phases," said Owner Steve Patrick. "In the summer of 2021, we purchased the old Fun Zone mini-golf course property, refurbished it, and opened it as Phase one. We then purchased property behind the mini-golf course and have recently announced plans for Phase two, which will be an indoor “imagination play” center for ages 6 and younger and an indoor active play center for ages 6-12. Construction should begin this summer with plans to be open by the end of the year. To be announced in the future will be Phase three - which will be indoor family entertainment options for teens and adults."

Check the website above for more information and prices.

WildWater, 1707 Main Ave. SW, Cullman,

Pools | Water slides | Lazy river | Small kids area

Opens Memorial Day Weekend

"WildWater is north Alabama's newest water park - featuring a 22,000-square-foot wave pool, 10 thrill rides for the adventure seekers, a kids' splash area with eight slides, a Drift River for those looking to relax and the best in food and beverage options. Enjoy a meal from Oasis Bistro for lunch, grab a quick snack at The Gully and then finish the day with a frozen treat from Iceberg." 

WildWater is operated by Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism. Check the website above for more information and prices.

Hurricane Creek Park, 22600 U.S. Highway 31 N, Vinemont,

Hiking | Walking | Picnics

"The large park, located just off Highway 31 in South Vinemont, is nestled in a 500-foot-deep canyon in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains called Hurricane Creek Gorge. Visitors can spend the day trekking or bird watching along the 4 miles of designated hiking trails that wind through the lush woods, unique rock formations and cliff sides of the gorge. Notable locations in the park that were formed by the weathering of natural rock include Twilight Tunnel, the Stairway to Heaven and Dead Man’s Squeeze. Speaking of rock formations, rock climbing is another widely popular activity in the park. Climbers will find ample opportunities to scale the park’s dozens of climbing faces.

"There are also picnic tables in an open area near the main creek for those who packed a lunch or simply wish to take a break. Pets are allowed to accompany visitors but must be kept on a leash. No rangers are on site, so visitors are advised to exercise caution while utilizing the facility.

"The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and admission is free."

Hurricane Creek Park is operated by Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism. Check the website above for more information.

After a day of exploring, stop by Guthrie's Chicken at 704 Second Ave. NW with the family for a delicious snack. 

  • CityScape Family Entertainment offers a fun mini-golf experience.
  • WildWater, which opens Memorial Day Weekend, boasts thrilling rides and slides.
  • Hike Hurricane Creek Park and enjoy its natural beauty.
  • Guthrie's a a great stop for a family snack.