Do you laugh in the face of horror or adventure? Do you enjoy discovering new places that’ll get your adrenaline rushing? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, you’re in luck because many of these places, whether they’re haunted places or places that offer thrill-seeking adventures, can be found right here in Alabama.
These 10 places in Alabama are great to check out the next time you’re feeling fearless:
1. Coosa River Adventures - Wetumpka, AL
Kayaking on the Coosa River is as fearless as it gets. Because the rapids can be strong, be sure to not go alone. And don't forget to wear a life jacket. By scheduling a kayaking trip with Coosa River Adventures, you're guaranteed to have a great whitewater experience.
2. The Tutwiler Hotel - Birmingham, AL
The Tutwiler Hotel used to be an apartment building and has since been renovated into the hotel it is today. Ever since the building became a hotel, guests have reported seeing lights and appliances mysteriously come on by themselves. It's believed that the ghost behind these strange occurrences is a former apartment resident. If you're feeling fearless, reserve yourself a room and see if you can solve the mystery of the flickering lights and appliances.
3. Skydive Alabama - Vinemont, AL
Skydiving is the ultimate thrill experience for those feeling fearless. If you're brave enough to leap out of an airplane, Skydive Alabama is the company to use. It's home to the "22,000ft Skydive" and is the only skydive center located in North Alabama.
4. Pleasure Island Parasail - Gulf Shores, AL / Orange Beach, AL
Parasailing is another activity enjoyed by thrill seekers. The next time you're in the Gulf Shores or Orange Beach area, and you're interested in parasailing, reserve your spot with Pleasure Island Parasail. You'll see the Alabama Gulf Coast in a whole new light. Sure, the water below is nothing short of beautiful. However, you never know exactly what's swimming in the water that's directly below you. You can parasail by yourself or pair up with a buddy. And if you're feeling fearless, take a free-fall. This stimulates a parachute drop. Overall, parasailing is a great activity everyone should do at least once.
5. Bass Cemetery - Irondale, AL
Bass Cemetery, which is approximately 200 years old, is one of the most haunted cemeteries in Alabama. Strange noises have been heard throughout this cemetery. The creepiest thing to occur at this cemetery was the discovery of an open tomb where the corpse had been removed. Are you brave enough to walk the grounds of this haunted cemetery?
6. Neversink Pit - Fackler, AL
Cavers from all over the world are attracted to Neversink Pit, one of the most photographed sinkholes in the world, because of its beautiful waterfalls and rare ferns that cover the walls. However, for those cavers afraid of heights, this sinkhole is quite terrifying. Would you attempt Neversink Pit's 162ft drop?
7. The Rawls Hotel - Enterprise, AL
It's believed that The Rawls Hotel is haunted by its original owner, Mr. Rawls, because many guests have reported seeing a shadowy figure that resembled him. Several guests have also reported hearing children's laughter. If you're feeling brave, book yourself a room at this historic hotel. And who knows? You may even meet Mr. Rawls.
8. Alligator Alley - Summerdale, AL
Are you brave enough to stand near an alligator, or hold one? If so, Alligator Alley, an alligator farm featuring more than 450 rescued alligators, is the perfect place to visit. At this unique animal attraction, you'll get to feed and hold an alligator. Well, only if you're feeling fearless.
9. Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure - Lincoln, AL (Talladega Superspeedway)
This ultimate driving experience will give you 100% control, meaning you can go as fast as 170mph. Terrified doesn't even begin to describe how I'd feel if I was traveling at that high rate of speed.
10. Cherokee Rock Village - Leesburg, AL
Cherokee Rock Village features massive sandstone boulders measuring up to 200ft high and dating back 300 million years. Imagine a boulder situated directly in front of you. Don't forget it's more than 300 million years old. Are you courageous enough to attempt this climb? Many people aren't. However, those who climb it once will usually come back to climb it again.
Would you consider yourself the ultimate thrill seeker? What other great places in Alabama are worth checking out whenever you’re feeling fearless?