Alabama’s Wind Creek Casinos are a group of three distinct casino venues located in Montgomery, Wetumpka, and Atmore, Alabama. And yes, if you’re hanging around Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, you’ll find one there, along with another two in Aruba and Curacao, respectively.
Today’s post will focus only on Alabama’s Wind Creek Casinos & Hotels, and what you will find near them. Expect to find between two and five attractions near each Wind Creek Casino.
Some of the attractions below are definitely fun things to do in the area, while others hold deep meaning attached to them.
Are you ready to discover some fun things to do near the casinos? Keep reading for more information.
Let’s start with the following attractions near the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama!
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the Wetumpka area’s nature scene, Swayback Trails is the optimal place to do so.
Best yet, if you crave variety and you’d like to take off on different trail lengths throughout your adventure here, Swayback offers plenty of them. And again, you won’t find anything overly difficult, so many ages and interest levels can frequent this fun attraction.
Fort Toulouse – Fort Jackson
This one sits around 2.5 miles from Wind Creek Casino – Wetumpka, so if you’re looking for something ultra-close, it’s a prime destination. You will find it over at 2521 W Fort Toulouse Road in Wetumpka, and it’s a great place to visit when you’re looking to combine history with nature.
It won’t cost much to access the park, so you don’t need to win the jackpot over at the casino if you want access. Here, you’ll find walking trails, boat launches, the reconstructed Fort Toulouse, a Native American village, and the partially-reconstructed Fort Jackson.
It’s also a great visit if you’re looking for a place to take the bikes if you brought any with you.
Wind Creek Casino and Hotel Atmore
The following four attractions can be found in the Atmore, Alabama area!
Poarch Band of Creek Indians Museum
You’ll find this small museum at 5484 Jack Springs Road in Atmore, Alabama. You will find the museum open Monday through Friday, from 8 am until 5 pm, and they also offer an online gift shop if you’re looking to purchase some authentic gear from the Creek Nation.
Here, you’ll catch a firsthand experience regarding the history of the tribe, and how their ancestors, the Muskogee Indians, lived with reconstructed artifacts from various time periods that include textiles, tools, pottery, baskets, and more.
If you’re up for more history lessons featuring one of the region’s most prominent local Native American tribes, look no further than Poarch Band of Creek Indians Museum.
Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve
Expect to spend over three hours at this fun attraction located near Wind Creek Casino in Atmore at 24 Big Creek Road. This attraction will mean even more if you’re looking for a place to camp out either via primitive camping or if you need a place to park the RV during your time in Atmore.
Anyway, if you’re not a camper and you’re just looking to have some fun under the Alabama sun, Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve guarantees a family-friendly outing packed full of activities.
Here, you can go tubing between May 1st and Labor Day, go kayaking or canoeing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and fishing.
If you’re more interested in camping than anything else, then Magnolia Branch has quite a laundry list of amenities.
They include three bathhouses and showers, a volleyball court, a horseshoe pit, a boat landing and launch site, playgrounds, a laundry room, picnic tables, and 10 horse stalls. It’s the ideal addition to your time in Atmore, and it makes for a remarkable outing when you’re looking to have fun with the entire family.
The Warehouse Market and Bakery
Head over to 5080 Jack Springs Road in Atmore and you’ll find this popular bakery that features some of the finest desserts around. Plus, if you’re here for an extended stay, they also have a popular grocery and deli section, so take advantage if you stop by.
Warehouse Market and Bakery is what they call an “Amish Bulk Store,” so it will give you a general idea of the selection that lies within the premises. Among their more popular items, you’ll find a decent selection of candies, snacks, dried fruit, and vegetables, plus daily-made cinnamon rolls.
So before you go camping out at Magnolia Branch, make sure you stock up on plenty of food at the local Warehouse Market and Bakery.
You’ll actually find this vineyard a few miles away in nearby Perdido, at 22100 County Road 47. A hidden gem, as many on TripAdvisor like to describe it, you’re also getting a lot of history here to go along with an irresistible selection of wine and even rum.
You’ll also find several different flavors of red and white grape juice which you can drink in between wine sampling. It’s a great outlet to frequent when you’re looking to buy a few bottles of wine for your trip to Atmore. But you may not stop there, as reviewers have raved about their vinegar and wine glasses.
Montgomery, Alabama Area
The rest of the attractions on this list can be found near the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Montgomery, Alabama!
You’ll find this one nearest to Wind Creek Casino – Montgomery, at 115 Coosa Street. Reviewers call this one a moving experience, and given the subject matter at hand, it may not be suitable for younger kids or even teenagers.
However, if you’re looking for a collection of well-researched exhibits with deep meaning, make sure you set aside at least two hours to tour through this attraction. It’s a small museum, but given the number of videos, descriptions, and learning opportunities, you will spend more time here than you may anticipate.
As of June 2021, they offer free admission but they appreciate donations that will, in turn, maintain the museum’s modern upkeep. So, definitely give generously upon entering.
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
You’ll find this one at 417 Caroline Street in Montgomery, and it’s another fine heritage center with deep meaning. Like the Legacy Museum, make sure you carve out at least two hours when you visit this one.
Also, make sure you dress for the elements since you will find many of the exhibits here outdoors.
Rosa Parks Library and Museum
This recipient of the 2020 Travelers Choice Award offers a glimpse into all things Rosa Parks along with other leaders in the Civil Rights Movement. You will find this one over at 251 Montgomery Street and it’s yet another powerful hot spot near Wind Creek Casino – Montgomery.
Here, you’ll learn about the Civil Rights Movement, how it began, and it comes with a plethora of descriptions lining the walls. If you’re into events that occurred during the latter half of the 20th Century, or if the Civil Rights Movement is an area of interest, prepare to spend at least an hour here.
Exhibits include a 1956 station wagon, a firsthand look at Rosa Parks’ arrest, a tour of a 1955 city bus, and so much more. Plus, they have a cool time travel exhibit that will let you meet with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and you’ll also find sources of how the rest of the world viewed the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Once you’ve finished touring, make sure you check out the souvenir shop and find something that will commemorate your trip to yet another powerful location in Montgomery.
Yes, the Wind Creek Casinos offer a fun time, but you will find plenty of fun and valuable things to do near all three of these Alabama casinos. Have some fun immersing yourself in nature near the Wetumpka and Atmore venues.
Near the Montgomery location, you will find plenty of moving attractions dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement and other key events of the 20th century, and the 3 attractions listed above are just a few of many dedicated to the events.
Have you visited any of Alabama’s Wind Creek Casinos? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments, and which ones you visited. Also, let us know if you made it to any of the attractions listed in today’s post.