If you’re an outdoorsy person and love exploring new places, you’re in luck. Alabama is filled with many great places that are perfect for exploring. We mentioned a few of these places in a previous post, which can be seen
Listed below are 11 MORE places in Alabama that everyone should explore at least once.
1. Cherokee Rock Village - Leesburg, AL
Cherokee Rock Village is an imaginary village that's made from huge boulders. It's known for its stunning views and popularity among rock climbers.
2. Neversink Pit - Fackler, AL
Neversink Pit is an amazing 162ft open air pit. It's also one of the most photographed sinkholes in the world.
3. Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman, AL
Ave Maria Grotto is a beautiful garden that features 125 miniature reproductions of famous religious structures.
4. Bellingrath Gardens and Home - Theodore, AL
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is 65 acres and offers year-round beauty in a Southern estate garden.
5. Talladega National Forest - Talladega, AL
The Talladega National Forest covers 392,567 acres and is home to Cheaha Mountain - Alabama's highest point.
6. Dismals Canyon - Phil Campbell, AL
Dismals Canyon is one of only a few places where dismalites live. It's also home to two beautiful waterfalls: Rainbow Falls and Secret Falls.
7. Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Botanical Gardens features a variety of 1,200 plants of 1,500 species, making it Alabama's largest living museum.
8. DeSoto State Park - Fort Payne, AL
DeSoto State Park is located on Lookout Mountain and features waterfalls, cabins and beautiful bluffs. Pictured: DeSoto Falls.
9. Monte Sano State Park - Huntsville, AL
Monte Sano State Park, located near Huntsville, is well known for its amazing views, fresh air and mineral springs.
10. Lake Guntersville State Park - Guntersville, AL
Lake Guntersville State Park is home to Alabama's largest lake - Lake Guntersville.
11. Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve - Birmingham, AL
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve has 12 miles of hiking trails and is also the third largest Urban preserve in the U.S.
Have you explored any of these places? If not, are any of them on your bucket list? Also, what other places could you add to this list?