Attractions June 22, 2015
10 Places In Alabama You Must See Before You Die
In Alabama, there are so many interesting places to visit. From beautiful gardens to majestic mountains, and scenic canyons to historic landmarks, Alabama has you covered! Let’s take a look at 10 of the most unique or beautiful places in Alabama that you simply MUST see before you die.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Cathedral Caverns
Cathedral Caverns, originally called Bat Cave, was opened to the public in the 1950s. It was renamed because of its cathedral-like appearance. Cathedral Caverns was opened as a state park during the summer of 2000, and it's located at:
637 Cave Road,
Woodville, AL 35769.
2. U.S. Space & Rocket Center
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is home to the famous Space Camp, and it's sometimes billed as "Earth's largest space museum." The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is located at: One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805.
3. Cheaha Mountain
Cheaha Mountain is the highest natural point (2,407 feet above sea level) in Alabama and is part of Cheaha State Park, which is located at:
19644 Hwy 281,
Delta, AL 36258.
4. Noccalula Falls
Noccalula Falls is an amazing 90ft waterfall atop Lookout Mountain. This waterfall is the main attraction at Noccalula Falls Park, which is located at: 1500 Noccalula Rd.,
Gadsden, AL 35904.
5. Bellingrath Gardens & Home
This popular attraction is the 65-acre public garden and historic home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. Walter Bellingrath was one of the first Coca-Cola bottlers in the Southeast and used his wealth to build these beautiful gardens and home. The Bellingraths opened their gardens and home to the public in 1932, and it became a museum in 1956. Bellingrath Gardens & Home is located at: 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582.
6. Ave Maria Grotto
Ave Maria Grotto provides a garden setting for 125 miniature reproductions of some of the most famous religious structures in the world. You definitely won't see anything else like this. Guaranteed! Ave Maria Grotto is located at: 1600 St Bernard Dr, Cullman, AL 35055.
7. Dismals Canyon
Dismals Canyon is a sandstone gorge and one of the only few places where insects called dismalites can be found. This beautiful canyon is located in Phil Campbell, Alabama.
8. Russell Cave
Russell Cave was occupied by Prehistoric Indians for over 8,000 years. This historic landmark is located at: 3729 CR 98,
Bridgeport, AL 35740.
9. First White House of the Confederacy
President Jefferson Davis, along with his family, lived in this house while the capital of the Confederate States of America was in Montgomery, Alabama. The address of this popular tourist attraction is: 644 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130.
10. Alabama's Gulf Coast Beaches
The gulf coast beaches in Alabama are some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches you'll ever see. Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Dauphin Island are just a few of the Alabama beaches that attract visitors every summer.
If you can think of any other places, feel free to share them in the comments below!