Wetumpka Crater Tours
Hosted by The Wetumpka Crater Commission and the City of Wetumpka
Feb. 25, 26 and 27, 2016
Times: 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
What is the Wetumpka Impact Crater?
Wetumpka, Alabama sits right on the bullís eye of the greatest natural disaster in Alabamaís history. The hills just east of downtown are the eroded remains of a five-mile-wide impact crater that was blasted into the bedrock of what is now Elmore County.
On Saturday, February 27th, the Crater Tours will be one hour and a half each, starting at 8:30 am, with van transportation provided. The tour is divided into two parts, first, a video and orientation, followed by the van tour. Total cost of both parts of the tour including a guidebook is $20 for adults, $10 for children up to 12, accompanied by an adult. (Not recommended for very small children.) You can attend only the lecture and the charge is $5, with children up to age 12, admitted free. Additional guidebooks can be purchased for $5, if available.
Lectures begin at 8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am & 12:30 pm. The van tours will load immediately following the lecture.
Each year the Wetumpka Impact Crater Commission and City of Wetumpka sponsor several Crater events, a Thursday evening public lecture by Dr David King Jr., Friday school tours and Saturday public tours of the Crater.
Dr. King will conduct the free public lecture on the science of the Crater on February 25th at 7:00pm in the Wetumpka Civic Center, Main Street. This is an excellent opportunity to hear how scientists have proven the size and scope of the impact and get an update on Dr Kingís most recent research related to the crater.
Call the City of Wetumpka to reserve your space on the tours! 334-567-5147
or for more information visit the City of Wetumpka's webpage.
Blue Grass Jam, Sit and Scrap and Sit and Sew
All three activities are held on the first Saturday of each month from 9 AM - 12 PM at the Alabama River Region Arts Center in Wetumpka. All acoustic instruments and skill levels are welcome at the bluegrass jam. Scrappers and papercrafters are encouraged to attend sit and scrap. All sewers and knitters are encouraged to attend Sit and Sew. For complete details, call 334-578-9485 or visit www.arrac.org
Wetumpka Depot Business After Hours
Thursday, March, 31, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
300 S. Main Street, Wetumpka
SPONSORED BY WIND CREEK HOTEL AND CASINO WETUMPKA
April 16, 2016
from 2:00 PM to 7 pm
at GoldStar Park, Wetumpka.
Come join us for Music, Food, Arts & Crafts, Free Kidzone and more!
For more information, click on this link:
For more information on how you can adopt a duck at the River Region Duck Dash,
contact the Wetumpka Rotary Club:
The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama to offer this exciting travel opportunity!
Savor a true taste of "Irish Splendor" when you spend the night in a stately castle. Learn to pour the perfect pint at the Guinness Storehouse. Stand in awe on the Cliffs of Moher. Tour rollicking Dublin. Sip on the "Water of Life" at the Tullamore Whiskey Distillery. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore the spectacular Dingle Peninsula and drive the Slea Head road for majestic coastal views. Gaze upon the historic Rock of Cashel. Visit the famous Blarney Woolen Mills and the Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods. Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. From the breathtaking sights of Kerry to the historic Rock of Cashel, gaze across the countryside and culture of Ireland.
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