There’s no denying that Alabama is one of America’s most beautiful places. From breathtaking canyons and majestic mountains, to glistening lakes and magnificent waterfalls, these 12 sites in Alabama will remind you of how beautiful America truly is:
1. DeSoto Falls
Located outside of Mentone, Alabama, DeSoto Falls is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the South.
2. Alabama's Gulf Coast Beaches
Without a doubt, Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches are some of the finest in the world. Pictured above is Orange Beach, Alabama.
3. Perry Lakes
Perry Lakes is located in Perry County, Alabama. Its unique swamp setting makes it such a beautiful place.
4. Mt. Cheaha
With an elevation of 2,413 feet, Mt. Cheaha is the highest natural point in Alabama. This mountain is located a few miles northwest of the town of Delta.
5. Sipsey Wilderness
The Sipsey Wilderness lies within the Bankhead National Forest in northwestern Alabama. With endless trails, this scenic area is a hiker's paradise.
6. Parrot Point at Lake Martin
This sunset overlooking Parrot Point at Lake Martin is BREATHTAKING! Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties.
7. Noccalula Falls
Located in Gadsden, Alabama, Noccalula Falls is a beautiful 90-foot waterfall. It's also one of the most visited
natural attractions in the state.
8. Cathedral Caverns
Cathedral Caverns, located in Marshall County, was originally called "Bats Cave." It's a favorite cave among explorers and is known worldwide.
9. Lake Guntersville
At 69,000 acres, Lake Guntersville is Alabama's largest lake.
10. Rainbow Falls at Dismals Canyon
Dismals Canyon is located in Phil Campbell, Alabama and is one of only a few places where insects called dismalites can be found. Rainbow Falls is one of the canyon's main attractions.
11. Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little River Canyon National Preserve is located on top of Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama. It's believed that this canyon is the deepest canyon in the United States east of the Mississippi River.
12. Tennessee River
The Tennessee River is approximately 652 miles long and flows through portions of seven states: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia and Mississippi.