Walking tours planned for April SaturdaysPublished 10:24am Monday, March 25, 2013
Wetumpka will again be one of the communities on display during the Alabama Tourism Department’s Saturday walking tours.
The campaign, designed to offer attendees an opportunity to learn more about participating towns, is in its 11th year.
Tours are scheduled in 22 communities across the state. Most will be held every Saturday in April.
In Wetumpka, tours will be April 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10 a.m. and last for about an hour. Tours will begin and end at the Elmore County Museum on South Main Street in downtown Wetumpka. There is no charge to attend.
The Alabama Tourism Department developed the idea of the free walking tours in 2003. Wetumpka has participated each year.
“Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours,” said Brian Jones of the Tourism Department. “These walking tours are a great way to get out and enjoy the spring weather and find out about the history of our state. We have done more than 1,700 walking tours since the beginning of the program 10 years ago and they keep increasing in popularity every year.”
To register for the tour in Wetumpka, call Kathleen Holt at 334-567-5097 or 334-300-2085.
Refreshments will be served at the museum following each week’s tour.
More information about the statewide tours is available online at www.alabama.travel.com.
This year’s participating communities are Athens, Atmore, Birmingham, Butler, Courtland, Cullman, Decatur, Eufaula, Fairhope, Florence, Huntsville, Madison, Mobile, Monroeville, Montevallo, Montgomery, Phenix City, Prattville, Sheffield, Sylacauga, Tuscumbia and Wetumpka.