23 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO NEAR FORT RUCKER
IntroductionLocated in the heart of Alabama, Fort Rucker has a lot to keep you occupied both on and off post. If you’re not sure where to start or looking for something new to do this weekend, we’ve compiled a list of 23 of the best things to do in and around Fort Rucker, AL. For more on all the post amenities, check out the Fort Rucker MWR site for details.
Suggested Read: Fort Rucker: In-Depth Welcome Center
COVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to health restrictions, though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Check websites and call ahead to learn each listing’s current status.
23 Things to Do Near Fort RuckerKnow what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to get right to it: (1-2) Gyms (3-4) Golfing (5-7) Pools (8) Bowling (9) Bingo (10) Theatre (11) Movie Theaters (12-18) Parks, Rivers, & Lakes (19-22) Museums (23) Art Classes
Fort Rucker Gyms
1. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center4605 Andrews Ave Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 255-2296 This 64,000 square foot fitness center has everything you need for exercise and fitness. It comes with many amenities, such as a full weights suite, cardio equipment, disc golf course, indoor track, and other functional fitness equipment.
2. Foltenberry-Colton Physical Fitness CenterSkychief St. Bldg. 5900 Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 255-3794 This gym offers a variety of exercise equipment such as weights and treadmills along with basketball courts, and spin bikes. They even have a rock climbing wall with manual and auto belay options!
Fort Rucker Golfing
3. Fort Rucker Golf Course20067 Combat Rd Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 255-0089 Open every day from 7 am to dusk, this 27 hole Fort Rucker golf course has a lot to offer. Check out their website for rates, pro shop events, and special event offerings. Be sure to check the weather before going!
4. Enterprise Miniature Golf1304 E Park Ave Hwy 84 Enterprise, AL 36330-3939
Phone: 1 (334) 406-3651 This local mini golf course has four different 9 hole courses (for a total of 36) that you and your family and friends can enjoy. Take a break and schedule some time to play a few relaxing and low stake rounds of mini golf.
Fort Rucker Pools
5. Physical Fitness Center Pool4605 Andrews Ave Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 255-2296 An indoor pool is a luxury anywhere, but at Fort Rucker’s fitness center you have your own. Be sure to check the website for swim times and take a look at the guidelines for swimming. Take note: they have bathrooms but no locker rooms and pre-swim showers are required!
6. Flynn Pool9222 Park Dr Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 255-2296 The Flynn pool is primarily for active duty for training, but it is also open to dependents with proper ID. Swim lessons are also offered here as well if you or your kids need some instruction. Check their site for more details.
7. Splash! Pool / Play Park(Located behind The Landing) 113 Novosel St Bldg. 112 Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 255-2296 This water park is a base favorite and includes a slide, climbing wall, and spray park. Children and adults of all ages can hang out and cool off here during the hot summer months. It is also open to the public!
Fort Rucker Bowling
8. Fort Rucker Bowling Alley9227 Ruf Ave Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 255-9503 Fort Rucker has its own Bowling Lanes in an alley with a number of other features. You can bowl while you enjoy their snack bar, bingo corner, and a pro shop. Make sure to try the fan favorite flatbread pizza.
Fort Rucker Bingo
9. Fort Rucker Bingo113 Novosel St Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 255-9626 Fort Rucker bingo is open to Soldiers, retirees, Fort Rucker employees, and contractors, as well as their family members and bona fide guests. You can play with either paper or electronic cards while you compete for cash prizes.
Fort Rucker Theatre
10. Southern Broadway Dinner Theater104 North Main Street Enterprise, AL 36330
Phone: 1 (334) 470-6568 You can enjoy dinner and a show at the Southern Broadway Dinner Theater just a quick drive off post. If you or your family members are into acting, you can even audition by submitting a form through their website.
Fort Rucker Movie Theater
Enterprise11. Clark Cinemas 100 New Centre Drive Enterprise, AL 36330
Phone: (334) 347-2531 Catch the latest flicks at Clark Cinemas. You can even reserve an entire theater for guests for special events and screenings. Check out their website for more including discounted rates for military members!
Parks, Rivers, & Lakes
12. Fort Rucker Outdoor RecJohnston Rd Ozark, AL 36360
Phone: 1 (334) 255-4305 The Outdoor Recreation Service Center at Fort Ruckers offers boating, skiing and swimming options at the lake. They have four fishing piers, beaches, pavilions, and picnic areas for an all day affair.
13. Lake Tholocco20090 Hatch Rd Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 255-4305 Accessible from post, Lake Tholocco is a 640-acre facility that offers a lot of options for outdoor enthusiasts. Go here to swim, boat, camp, or hike. They also have volleyball and basketball courts for the competitive type. They offer events year-round, so you can keep coming back!
14. Water World Park401 Recreation Road Dothan, AL 36303
Phone: 1 (334) 615-3750 Water World Park is a great outdoor option for the whole family, especially during hot summer days. Outfitted with slides and wave pools, you’ll be able to spend an entire day here without running out of things to do.
15. Xtreme Air Mega Park441 Nypro Ln Dothan, AL 36305
Phone: 1 (334) 797-5867 The name is a dead giveaway, but you can really get hopping at Xtreme Air Mega park. Trending across the nation, these indoor parks offer lots of fun for the whole family.
16. John Henderson Family Park1901 Neal Metcalf Rd Enterprise, AL 36330,
Phone: 1 (334) 348-2681 John Henderson Family Park is recognized at the national and state level for the significant improvements made to their already lovely facilities. They have five pavilions, a playground with a splash pad, softball fields, and walking trails.
17. Two by Two Petting Zoo231 Co Rd 540 Enterprise, AL 36330
Phone: 1 (334) 464-0543 Located just outside of downtown Enterprise, this petting zoo is a unique experience for people who love animals. They have farm animals, feathered critters, and an indoor walk through experience.
18. Florida Caverns State Park3345 Caverns Rd Marianna, FL 32446
Phone: 1 (850) 482-1228 It’s a bit of a trek from post, but this spectacular natural wonder just across the Florida border is well worth a drive just over an hour. In addition to standard park activities like hiking and fishing, Florida Caverns State Park has one of the only underground cave systems with tours that don’t require special equipment or training.
Fort Rucker Museums
19. Fort Rucker Aviation Museum6000 Novosel St, Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone: 1 (334) 598-2508 The Aviation Museum is a must see for all history and aviation buffs. The on-post museum details the Army’s aviation history dating back to the Civil Car when they used hydrogen filled balloons for aerial observation. Check it out and impress your friends with all sorts of unique knowledge.
20. Depot Museum106 Railroad Street Enterprise, AL 36330
Phone: 1 (334) 393-2901 When moving to a new area, it’s always good to know its history. Visit the Depot Museum in an old railroad station that houses many historical artifacts for you to browse.
21. Boll Weevil Monument101 Main St, Enterprise, AL 36330
Phone: 1 (334) 347-0581 It may seem a somewhat odd monument, but this landmark was built over 100 years ago. It celebrates the boll weevil which had a deep influence on the area's agriculture and economy.
22. Pioneer Museum of Alabama248 Highway 231 N Troy, AL 36081
Phone: 1 (334) 566-3597 Another great place to learn local history, visit this museum to learn about American pioneer heritage. You can explore what life was like for folk living here in the 19th and early 20th century.
23. All About Art100 South Main Street Enterprise, AL 36330
Phone: 1 (334) 348-2738 Looking for something interesting and artistic to do, either by yourself or with a friend? Here you can paint your own pottery, clay, or canvas. Classes available for all ages.
ConclusionWhether this is another tour here or your first time, you’ll find plenty of great experiences to enjoy all over Fort Rucker and the area near Enterprise, Alabama and surrounding cities. Be sure to ask around and get insights from locals and those who have been around for a while. You may become an expert yourself as you spend more time here.
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