The Riverwalk is located at the end Main Street in Waterloo, Alabama. The Riverwalk was built in remembrance of the Native Americans who were loaded onto boats and shipped of from Waterloo during the Trail of Tears. The Riverwalk has a historical plaque, an engraved retaining wall and paver bricks that are engraved with the names of loved ones that have passed on. The sale of these bricks are raising money to build a Native American statue as well.
Every year since 1993 the small town has had thousands of visitors, tourist, and motorcycles attend the Annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride and Remembrance event in September.This event is in remembrance of the Indian Removal act of 1830. The event consist of a Native American Pow-wow, Free Music, Food Vendors, Arts & Craft Vendors and Local Non-Profit Vendors.
Waterloo, Alabama has 2 large boat ramp areas that are equipped with piers, handicapped parking and large parking lots. Waterloo Alabama gets tons of boaters and fisherman from near and far to fish in tournaments, visit the waterfall across the river or just check out a crappy hole that everybody has been talking about.
Through out the Town you will find picnic tables scattered around the river banks for families to enjoy lunch or a shady spot to sit and feed the local geese. There are also several camping areas located along the riverbanks that are owned by TVA. These campgrounds are available for pubic use and are free of charge. However campers will need to abide by TVA guidelines.
The Waterloo Free Lending Library is located on Main Street in Waterloo and is open from daylight until dark. The public is encourage to visit the library and get a few books the kids or yourself to take home free of charge. The library also has a drop off basket for donations of unwanted books.
The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have 20,344 acres of land located in Waterloo, Alabama that is currently being used for big game and small game hunting. For a map go to the following link:
A historic home, is now the site of a town museum that features Native American artifacts, Civil War relics and the unique heritage of Waterloo. The museum is located on Main Street in Waterloo and is open for tours. For more information on museum hours contact Linda Mcfall at 256-764-1048.