Athens is a spectacular city located in the state of Alabama, United States. Athens is situated in Limestone County, and the city is known to have a population of about 18.900 inhabitants. Athens was founded in 1818 and the city still conserves an important part of the history of the country, including beautiful historical buildings. Athens Alabama also is the place in which many notable people were born and lived, a location in which tourists will be able to plan an amazing time.
Athens-Alabama is situated at only 15 miles distance from Tennessee state. The city is well known for the Athens University, one of the oldest in the region, as it first opened in the early 1800s. Athens is considered to be a true city of the South, so tourists who arrive in this region are definitely going to be able to enjoy an unique experience.
Top Attractions within Athens
Athens Sportplex is the place to be at if you enjoy outdoor sports. However, tourists who decide to plan a day within this facility are going to find numerous opportunities to enjoy all type of recreational activities and various options to play their favorite sports, including here soccer fields, baseball fields, a swimming pool, but also a golf course.
The Athens City Parks are other great places to visit, no matter if you just want to plan a picnic or you are thinking about a relaxing walk in a natural and really amazing spot. Playground areas, walking tracks and sport fields are just some of the places you are going to see in the six parks of the city, which include the 5th Avenue Park, the Big Springs Park, The Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park, the Swan Creek Park and the Wellness Park. The views here are really spectacular and nothing can be compared with the feeling of enjoying a beautiful day in the middle of the nature. The Athens Community Archery Park is the place where hunters will be able to plan an amazing time.
The Alabama Veterans Museum also is located in Athens-Alabama. Here, tourists will be able to see numerous artifacts and various collections linked to the Civil War and the World War I and II. The museum is the place which commemorates the heroes of the war.