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Recreation

Elmore County, Alabama, not only is a great place to grow a business, it's also a great place to raise a family. From quality education and healthcare to recreational opportunities, you'll find it all in Elmore County.

For more information on recreational opportunities than what is below, contact one of the three great Chambers of Commerce in Elmore County.

Greater Tallassee Chamber of Commerce
Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce
Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce

Golf

Elmore County, AL, is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Public courses alone account for 117 holes of golf. In addition, you will find several driving ranges and a host of other golf activities in the area. From 2007-2012, Elmore County welcomed the week-long Navistar Classic golf tournament, and plans to host an LPGA tour event yet this year.

Public Golf Courses in Elmore County

CourseHoles
Emerald Mountain Golf Club 18
Lakeside Country Club 9
Robert Trent Jones at Capitol Hill 54
The Pines Millbrook 18
Quail Walk Country Club 18

Lakes & Rivers

Elmore County is home to two of Alabama's gorgeous lakes, Lake Martin and Lake Jordan.

Lake Martin is one of the largest lakes in the country, and is a great place for recreational boating and living. It was recently ranked as the number two destinations in the U.S. in which to invest in a second home by Smart Money Magazine.

Lake Jordan is a large fresh-water lake formed by the Coosa River water system, and is famous for excellent bass fishing.

In addition to the recreational opportunities afforded by the lakes, Elmore County is also home to the Coosa River, which is great for rafting, boating, and fishing. The last few years, the Wetumpka area has hosted the Coosa River Whitewater Festival, as well as the Coosa River Challenge. The Coosa is a mix of flat-water and rapids (Class I to Class III), so everyone can enjoy all the river has to offer.

Educational Centers

Alabama Nature Center

The Alabama Nature Center at Lanark, a joint project of the Alabama Wildlife Federation and benefactors Isabel and Wiley Hill, opened in 2007 in the City of Millbrook. It is an outdoor education facility that will offer hands-on, outdoor-based educational programs and activities.

Phase I of the project features five miles of boardwalks and trails that go through the three distinct regions found on the 350 acres at Lanark: Still Creek Run, Turkey Ridge, and Hilltop Pass. There is also a 7,300 square foot Pavilion. Phase II is set to begin sometime in the next five years.

Wetumpka impact crater

Over 83 million years ago, one of the largest meteors to have ever made landfall in the world touched down in modern-day Wetumpka. In 1997, the area of the meteor strike was officially identified as a marine impact crater site by geologists following extensive geological research.

The Wetumpka Impact Crater is one of the largest and best preserved marine impact craters in the world, and has gained international recognition from experts in geology and aerospace, including NASA. It covers several square miles near Wetumpka's Highway 231 corridor.

Performing Arts

Theater is often considered part of "big city life," but Elmore County is blessed to have productions by the Wetumpka Depot Players for over 30 years now. Five-six shows are produced annually in Wetumpka, and are viewed by thousands. In Millbrook, the Community Players also perform multiple plays annually at the Robinson Springs School auditorium.

Rich History

Elmore County, Alabama, has a rich Native American history. The Creek Indians made it their home along the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers. Tukabatchi was the last great capitol of the Creek Nation.

Fort Toulouse was a strategic trading settlement for the French during Colonial times, between the Creeks and settlers. It is open to the public year round, and there is a week-long celebration of the Fort's history each November.

The Tallassee Armory is the only Confederate Armory that survived the Civil War. It once was an cotton mill, but was turned into a carbine factory in 1864.