Welcome to Lookout Mountain Alabama!


Welcome to Fort Payne
Lookout Mountain,

The City of Fort Payne
-Founded 1838-
100 Alabama Ave. NW
Fort Payne, AL 35967-2052

Home Page for
Lookout Mountain, Alabama

Mayor Bill Jordan and wife Emma invite you to tour the 1891 Fort Payne Depot Museum.
Fort Payne Depot Museum

104-ft DeSoto Falls in DeSoto State Park on Lookout Mountain.
DeSoto Falls on Lookout Mountain

Spend some time exploring Fort Payne at one of our many hotels located in the valley and on Lookout Mountain.
Holiday Inn Express

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Little River Canyon National Preserve

Request the Lookout Mountain Alabama brochure

Contact us at:
DeKalb County Tourist Association
1503 Glenn Blvd. SW
P.O. Box 681165
Fort Payne, AL  35968

ęCopyright 2008, DeKalb County Tourist Association

Last Updated: 10/30/2016

Simply, the best!

In the early and mid-1990's, author Norman Crampton twice selected Fort Payne as one of "The 100 Best Small Towns in America." In 2001, Gerald W. Sweitzer and Kathy M. Fields published their book, "The 50 Best Small Southern Towns," and Fort Payne was again selected as a distinguished and unique place to live. Sweitzer and Fields selected towns that were "charming, livable places affording a gentler way of life," and Crampton's book was a guide to the "best in small town living." In 2004, Jack Schultz's book, "Boom Town USA - The 7 1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns," designated Fort Payne as a "Golden Eagle." He used the term to describe the 100 best small towns that are the "creme de la creme" of small towns in America, adding, "They not only excel in most of the 7 1/2 keys, but also have much to offer in a number of other critical areas that impact a town's quality of life."

What more can we say?  We are honored, of course.  Our quality of life is not a secret.  We have known it all along...now, the world knows it.  Excellent transportation, schools, recreation, healthcare facilities, cultural events, and scenic beauty are readily available.  Yet, we still maintain our small town character with good neighbors and a strong work ethic.  We are proud to be so honored!

Please visit with us and see what the "fuss" is all about. We offer the finest in small town lifestyles.


Bill Jordan