Welcome to Wetumpka! Read our story on HGTV Hometown Takeover.

According to our City website, the name Wetumpka is derived from the Indian words “we-wau” (water) “tum-cau” (rumbling).  We-wau-tum-cau, anglicized to Wetumpka, was the Creek description of a prominent point in the Coosa where the rapids raced across the river rocks.

Looking for photos from around Wetumpka Alabama? I have a collection of images from Bibb Graves bridge that I have created over the years. I also have a few other pieces of art from the Pine Flat church which was used in the movie “Big Fish”, and more recently in a movie called “The Devil all the time.”

The Florida coast brings some shrimp boats from Apalachicola, and the Donna Kay a shrimp boat that was stranded off the tip of Cape San Blas. Browse the photos, and enjoy your stay in Wetumpka!

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Places to eat

Coming to Wetumpka? Here are some great places to eat and a few places to stay! I have a rule when I go places, that you can not eat at a restaurant we have at home….So I’m not going to list the standard fast-food fare….These are locally owned restaurants in Wetumpka. Disclaimer – Things change, and I’m often wrong, just ask my wife. I tried to link what I can. All of these are found on google maps.

Downtown Area
Coaches Corner
Coosa Cleaver
Grumpy Dog
Copper House Deli
Coosa River Craft House – Craft Beer
Thai Town – Take out only
River Perk – Coffe shop
Wetumpka Nutrition – Vitamin/Energy Teas

Map of Downtown restaurants

South of Downtown
China Garden – Take out Only
Cara’s Cafe
Smokin S
San Marcos Mexican
El Patron Mexican
Los Mayas Mexican
Must Stop Cafe – Meat and three type place
Yummy Thai – Sushi – Take-Out Only
Giusseppi’s Italia Cucina

North of Downtown
Woodcraft Cafe – Meat and three.
Hog Rock – BBQ and meat and three
Bush’s Diner – The best cheeseburger in Elmore County.
Our Place Cafe – More upscale sit down place.
Champs BBQ
Sno Biz – Snow cones for those hot summer days!

Places to Stay
Hampton Inn
Wind Creek
Key West Inn
If you are staying at Camp Sherrye and want to grill some great meat, go see George’s Meat Market downtown.
Do not stay at Motel 231

Things to do
Wetumpka Impact Crater (3-4 mile diameter asteroid crater)
Wetumpka Community Archery Park (public access, located across the street)
Wetumpka Sports Complex (public use batting cages, frequently hosted ball games)
Wetumpka Axe Throwing
Coosa River Craft House (brewery)
Wind Creek Casino
Coosa River Adventures
Coosa Outdoor Center
Skate Zone
Gold Star Park – Nice paved walking trail along the river
Elmore County Historical Society and Museum

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Enjoy a 360 Tour of Wetumpka from the air and the ground. Check it out!

11-22-2020 – Wetumpka held a light display tonight and ran through different light settings of the new stadium. It was a great sunset also! The new stadium and lights look amazing. I recorded the light show with my drone and will post it here later.

8-22-2020 – Here is a fly through video after the scoreboard was installed.