Top 9 Things to do in Guntersville, United States

December 17, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Guntersville (previously known as Gunter's Ferry and later Gunter's Landing) is a city in Marshall County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 8,197. The city is the county seat of Marshall County. Guntersville is located in a HUBZone as identified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Restaurants in Guntersville

1. Lake Guntersville

Guntersville, AL 35976
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5 based on 70 reviews

Lake Guntersville

Alabama's largest impoundment of 69,000 acres with more than 900 miles of shoreline. Noted as an excellent bass lake and resort area. Stretches from Scottsboro to Guntersville.

Reviewed By cindyannsmith - Huntsville, Alabama

Big lake and pretty views. Much of the waterfront has kept the forest which makes such a beautiful sight. Even driving over the bridge is a visual treat. Seems to be plenty of watercraft so it must be a nice place to boat and jet ski.

2. Lake Guntersville State Park

1155 Lodge Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976-8127 +1 256-571-5440
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Lake Guntersville State Park

A 6,000-acre park located along the shore of Lake Guntersville. Offering swimming, boating, tennis, 18-hole golf course, hiking, Nature Center, cottages, chalets, and campground. The lodge, chalets, motel, and convention center are situated on a 500-foot bluff overlooking Lake Guntersville. The State Park offers eagle viewing field trips, seminars and special programs ea Jan-Feb

Reviewed By Jackie S - Pounding Mill, Virginia

The park is very beautiful and the picnic pavilions are perfect for groups. Good upkeep. The lake was the best feature. The lodge is very clean and well kept, but the entire place was freezing. The lobby, the restaurant, and even our room was 62 degrees, which had no blankets available in the room. We were late meeting family while we waited for our room to warm up in order to shower. We were miserable every where we were inside the lodge! The halls need the cobwebs removed. The best part was being outside all day with family!
The food in the lodge could use improvement as there looked to be much deep fried selections.

3. Guntersville State Park

24 State Campground Rd, Guntersville, AL 35976-8128 +1 256-505-6607
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Guntersville State Park

Reviewed By debrabY8583VS - Albertville, United States

My husband and I love the Sunday Buffet here. They always have Prime Rib, cooked to order, delicious! The best catfish fillets, a salad bar, soups, and multiple dessert selections. The view from the restaurant of Lake Guntersville, is breathtaking!

4. Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center

1215 Rayburn Ave, Guntersville, AL 35976-1432 +1 256-571-7597
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center

Located in a historic armory, the Guntersville Museum offers history and culture of the region with artifacts, gems and minerals, art, and local flavor. Hours: Tu-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sa-Su 1-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. Free.

Reviewed By CobbCoGA - Marietta, Georgia

This is a small, but very interesting museum. Two volunteers greeted me and were so informative and friendly. I had a special interest (Will Rogers) and they looked up and showed me more information in a book. They have extensive indigenous artifacts, a lovely mineral collection, and history about the local area. The building, a WPA project from the 30s was an old armory, and worth seeing unto itself. Definitely worth a stop.

5. Art on the Lake

Recreation Center, Guntersville, AL
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5 based on 10 reviews

Art on the Lake

Reviewed By yarmap - Heflin AL

We have attended this event for the past 2 years and really enjoyed it. It is located on Lake Guntersville in a beautiful park setting. There are varied artists set up inside the building and outside under the trees. You can buy beautiful artwork, pottery, homemade soap, jewelry as well as food items. An area is provided for children's activities and food vendors. The admission fee is minimal about $2.00 but it well worth it. If you are in the area, don't miss this event.

6. Whole Backstage Theatre

Downtown, Guntersville, AL 35976 +1 256-582-7469
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5 based on 9 reviews

Marshall County’s only community theatre. Located in downtown Guntersville. Presents four shows every season, including a summer musical in June/July.

Reviewed By Annie7805 - Albertville, Alabama

We're always well entertained when we attend their plays - some times popular musicals, some times hilarious comedies, always seasonal specials. Wonderful.

7. Town Creek Fishing Center

11868 Al Highway 227, Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, AL 35976-8291 +1 256-582-8358
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Town Creek Fishing Center

Located at Lake Guntersville State Park near the mouth of Town Creek on Lake Guntersville. Boat Rentals incuding canoes, flat bottom fishing boats and pontoons. Full time fishing and camping supplies.

Reviewed By lovejazz - Huntsville, Alabama

We rented a couple of kayaks there. Prices are very reasonable, equipment worked fine. I love the area, very scenic and peaceful. I will definitely come back with friends to rent a fishing boat.Although this is quite the delay in response, I wanted to reach out to you and thank you for your review. We now have kayak tours around the Town Creek area. It is a beautiful view this time of year.

8. Homer B. Wilson Jr Vintage Museum

Guntersville Airport, Guntersville, AL +1 256-572-8457
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Homer B. Wilson Jr Vintage Museum

Reviewed By LSO11375 - Forest Hills, New York

I had been given a ride in one of the vintage Stearman planes from the museum for my birthday, but this was the first time I had been inside the museum itself. There are military and non-military planes from the 1920s through the 1940s. They have all been beautifully restored. You can book rides in at least three of the planes. Bill, our tour guide (and the pilot on the rides) is quite knowledgeable about the planes and will answer all questions (and believe me I asked quite a few). The airport is easy to find on US Highway 431 North.

9. North Alabama Sailing Marina

100 Browns Creek Rd, Guntersville, AL 35976-7722 +1 256-486-3311
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North Alabama Sailing Marina offers a home for your sailboat on beautiful Lake Guntersville. We have the best rates for wet and dry storage and the best access to water for sailing. Come by and check us out!

Reviewed By Ken P - Orlando, Florida

Never wrote an online review but I had such great time at Browns Creek Sailing Marina and wanted to share this with my fellow yachtsmen. Business travel to Huntsville AL required a weekend stay so I decided to look into boat rentals at nearby Guntersville Lake. Being a life long sailor, I was hoping to find somewhere that rented sailboats.

Browns Creek Sailing Marina (www.sailbrownscreek.com) offers a 14-foot Vagabond sloop rig and a 12-foot Hobie Bravo, either for $20/hr. I've sailed many different sailboats and currently own a 18-foot catamaran so I was intrigued with the Hobie Bravo. The wind was very light, in fact at 2-4 knots too light for sailing when I arrived around 2pm on a July afternoon. I decided to hang around and chat with Ginny, the friendly office manager. Browns Creek also has a sailing club whose members get free use of their fleet of Sunfish sailboats. When a member came by and decided to go out, hoping the breeze would improve, I decided to rent the Hobie Bravo and join him. And to my delight the breeze did fill in, picking up to 6-8 knots several times that afternoon.

The Brave was very easy to sail and performed much better than any 12-foot sailboat could be expected to, moving along smartly in the puffs and leaving the Sunfish in its wake. A nice feature is that the rudder lifts when you lift the tiller, helpful for clearing weeds that float in patches around the lake. Later we were joined by another club member in a Sunfish, making for some fun camaraderie and a surprisingly fun afternoon sailing adventure. Browns Creek rents slips to many larger yachts and several families and couples took advantage of the gentle but refreshing breezes that afternoon.

One of my new sailing buddies told me about the Somewhere lounge about 100 yards from there on the main highway, Rt 69. Just the right place to relax after a great sail with cold brews, good food, and even a Wounded Warriors benefit with live music on the waterfront patio. But I'll save that for another review ;-)

I highly recommend Browns Creek Sailing Marina to anyone in the Huntsville AL area looking for a fun sailboat rental.

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