The Elmore County city of Wetumpka lies just 30 minutes from Alabama's capital of Montgomery. There are a number of local attractions close to homes for rent in Wetumpka in addition to the variety of cultural and leisure destinations just down the road at the nearby municipal and metropolitan center.
Things to Know About Wetumpka
Prior to the 1714 founding of Fort Toulouse, a Native American town named Taskigi was located in the place that would later become Wetumpka.
In 1879, the population of Wetumpka was only 619, more than 2,000 less than it was in 1875 due to hard times after the Civil War. Through decades of gradual redevelopment, the city eventually became one of the county's commercial centers.
Wetumpka was incorporated in 1834 after time spent as two separate communities in two separate counties, Autauga County and Coosa County.
Wetumpka Tools for Renters
The River Region Online website provides general information about communities, dining and entertainment in the Wetumpka area.
For queries pertaining to city government and local events, the City of Wetumpka municipal website can be a helpful resource.
Commercial interest may be served by a visit to the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce website.
One of the more unique leisure offerings near Wetumpka rentals is the option for whitewater excitement at Coos River Adventures. The business provides services ranging from canoeing to kayak fishing and equipment including sit-inside kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and sit-on-top kayaks. There are also four parks on dry land in the city: Memorial Park, Wetumpka Municipal Park, Meadowbrook Park and Gold Star Park. To get up close and personal with animals from five continents, renters can take a short ride to the Montgomery Zoo. Home to more than 500 animals, the zoo can be a delightful place to spend a day with the kids. Fans of country music will want to check out the Hank Williams Museum, which houses 35 showcases of memorabilia.