Most People Don’t Know These 10 Hidden Gems In Alabama Even Exist

There are so many hidden gems throughout Alabama; you just have to know exactly where to look. Let’s take a look at ten of our favorite hidden gems in Alabama that you may or may not know about (but do need to visit ASAP.)

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Address: Natural Bridge, AL, USA
Address: Harmony Park Safari, 431 Clouds Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA
Address: 601 Riverview Dr, Florence, AL 35630, USA
Address: Sipsey Wilderness, Mt Hope, AL 35651, USA
Address: 31 N Alabama Ave, Monroeville, AL 36460, USA
Address: Monroeville, AL 36460, USA
Address: Bangor Cave Road, Bangor Cave Rd, Alabama 35079, USA
Address: 1600 St Bernard Dr, Cullman, AL 35055, USA
Address: Coon Dog Cemetery, 4945 Coondog Cemetery Rd, Cherokee, AL 35616, USA
Address: 941 Nassau Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211, USA
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Hidden Gems in Alabama

August 11, 2021

Where are some interesting hidden caves in Alabama?  

Alabama is a great state for caving and spelunking! The state has been blessed as one of the top places in the world in terms of cave density – there’s a ton and a half of them! More than 4,200, to be exact. Some of our favorites include Rickwood Caverns, in Warrior, and Stephen’s Gap, in Woodville. We also really love Scottsboro’s Sauta Cave, especially if you’re a bat lover. For more of our top cave picks in Alabama, take a look at this list of 12 amazing ones! You’re bound to find plenty of inspiration in there.  

What are some little-known places in Alabama I should add to my bucket list?  

Alabama’s got plenty of popular attractions, but what are some that you might not always think to do? We’ve got you covered! Some of our favorite little-known and/or oddball attractions in Alabama include a visit to the strange and beautiful Neversink Pit, in Fackler. It’s a 16-story drop straight down through incredible flora and waterfalls – you’ll have to rappel to the bottom, but we promise it’s absolutely worth the journey to do so. You’ll also want to check out the intriguing bioluminescent critters at Dismals Canyon, in Phil Campbell. You could also kill an entire day exploring Alabama’s covered bridges and more.  

What are some unique day trips in Alabama I can take?  

Alabama has plenty of potential for day trips you just can’t do anywhere else. For example, take the day to explore Lookout Mountain, which is Alabama’s only “mountain town”. You won’t see anything like it, especially the waterfalls. For an incredibly unique caving experience, take the day off and use it to tour the world-famous DeSoto Caverns, or any of Alabama’s mind-blowing 4,000+ caves!  

Address: Natural Bridge, AL, USA
Address: Harmony Park Safari, 431 Clouds Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA
Address: 601 Riverview Dr, Florence, AL 35630, USA
Address: Sipsey Wilderness, Mt Hope, AL 35651, USA
Address: 31 N Alabama Ave, Monroeville, AL 36460, USA
Address: Monroeville, AL 36460, USA
Address: Bangor Cave Road, Bangor Cave Rd, Alabama 35079, USA
Address: 1600 St Bernard Dr, Cullman, AL 35055, USA
Address: Coon Dog Cemetery, 4945 Coondog Cemetery Rd, Cherokee, AL 35616, USA
Address: 941 Nassau Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211, USA