Sports events, first-class golf, boating and fishing, a sense of heritage, Prattville offers residents and guests a variety of avenues for fun, relaxation and learning!
Long before Prattville became "The Preferred Community," it was known as "The Fountain City" because of its numerous artesian wells. Many of these wells were capped or ceased to flow when efforts were made to move them. However, many wells still produce gallons of sweet, free-flowing clear water daily. At many of the public wells, thirsty citizens wait their turn to fill plastic jugs with the fresh water. Enjoy a drink of water and sit a spell under the tin-roofed well shed on Doster Road, sip from a dipper at the well in the back yard of the Prattaugan Museum/Heritage Center, slake your thirst at Heritage Park overlooking Autauga Creek, or at any of the other public artesian wells.
Autauga Creek Canoe Trail
Enjoy canoeing/kayaking down Autauga Creek, a beautiful natural resource that winds through the City of Prattville and Autauga County. The official access point is behind Pratt Pond and the exit point is beyond County Road 4, behind the Autauga Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility. The trail is just under 4 miles long and provides exercise, experience with nature, and a lot of family fun. If canoeing or kayaking isn't your thing, consider floating down in an inner tube to just enjoy the weather and the scenery. You won't be disappointed!
Prattaugan Museum/Heritage Center
History buffs and those interested in genealogical research will enjoy a visit to this c. 1840 Greek-revival house within whose walls Prattville and Autauga history was made. Numerous interesting artifacts from the Pratt Family, as well as other items depicting the history of families who settled in Autauga County, are housed in the Prattaugan Museum, operated by the Autauga County Heritage Association. Old newspapers, books and other records, are housed in the Heritage Center. Admission is free. Open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The adjacent "Little House" is available for meetings. Call 361-0961 for more information.
Old Prattvillage/Prattvillage Garden
Efforts to preserve older structures in danger of being torn down resulted in Old Prattvillage. Property owners remodeled existing houses and worked with the Autauga County Heritage Association in relocating the historic Mims Hotel and Slaton House to the area. Businesses and offices are now located in the charming "village," which is adjacent to the charming garden maintained by the Master Gardeners.
Daniel Pratt Historic District
When Daniel Pratt chose what is now Prattville as the site of his business ventures, he designed areas which would be devoted to manufacturing, retail businesses, churches, schools and residences. Since 1984, this "planned community" has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A driving tour map of the district may be obtained from the Mayor's office, Prattaugan Museum or Chamber of Commerce.
This beautiful circa 1830 structure was the first Autauga County entry to the National Register of Historic Places. Legend has it that Andrew Jackson patterned the staircase at his home, The Hermitage, after visiting. Buena Vista is operated and maintained by the Autauga County Heritage Association. It is available for weddings and parties and is open for tours on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment.
Robert Trent Jones at Capitol Hill
World-class golf is played in Prattville at Capitol Hill, the crown jewel of the Robert Trent Jones golf trail. The Navistar LPGA Classic golf tournament is an annual LPGA Tour event held on Capitol Hill's Senator Course in late September/early October each year.
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