Residents enjoy a community rich in history, economic prosperity, natural beauty, plus tons of activities to keep you busy year round
The Grass is Greener
Alabama’s world-famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail has 11 destinations, including Capitol Hill in Prattville that helped the city land on Livability.com’s Top 10 Golf Cities list. Capitol Hill features three 18-hole courses named Judge, Legislator and Senator, and the venues are played about 80,000 times annually by golfers from around the world. More than half the rounds played at Capitol Hill are by golfers who stay in town three or more days. Judge, Legislator and Senator are all open to the public, and scenery highlights include wildlife habitats, bluffs, waterways, pine trees and rolling hills.
Pull Up a Chair
Treat your taste buds to meals in many of Prattville’s independent restaurants, where the cuisine can range from surf and turf to Cajun alligator to spicy beef brisket. Diners have choices such as barbecue and Southern cooking, steak and seafood, Mexican and Italian, Vietnamese and Japanese and much more. A small sampling of hotspots in Prattville includes Chappy’s Deli, Fat Boy’s Bar-B-Que Ranch, Kimberlia’s, Mexico Tipico and Smith-Byrd House Tea Room.
All Is Well
Prattville has long been nicknamed “The Fountain Cityâ€ because early settlers discovered many artesian wells, and a few of those wells continue to produce gallons of free-flowing clear water. Today, residents and visitors often fill plastic jugs with fresh water at a well found under a tin-roofed shed on Doster Road, and another popular well is in the backyard of Prattaugan Museum/Heritage Center. A third well is available in Heritage Park overlooking Autauga Creek.
Prattville is an angler’s paradise, with nationally recognized fishing spots like the city’s stretch of the Alabama River as well as Cooters Pond and R.E. “Bobâ€ Woodruff Lake. The opening of Bass Pro Shops in 2007 helped make Prattville a fishing tourism destination, and the Alabama River is promoted as one of the best bass fisheries in the Southeast. Besides largemouth and spotted bass, fishing is also good in Prattville for crappie, shad and catfish.
‘Til You Drop
There is plenty in store in Prattville at the open-air High Point Town Center, a shopping plaza with about 50 stores anchored by Bass Pro Shops, Belk, Best Buy, JC Penney, Lowe’s and Publix. When Bass Pro Shops became the first tenant at High Point, it gave Prattville true credibility as a retail destination, and the shopping sector has grown ever since. In addition to High Point Town Center, a lot of retail growth has occurred in downtown Prattville thanks to a variety of independently owned shops that are experiencing success.