Attractions August 10, 2019
You Won’t Believe Your Eyes When You Discover These 8 Amazing Places In Alabama
There are many amazing places in Alabama just waiting to be discovered. From majestic caves and spectacular waterfalls, to beautiful parks and scenic canyons, the options are endless. Listed below are eight of the most amazing places in Alabama that are worth discovering. You’ll want to visit them all!
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1. Dismals Canyon - Phil Campbell
Dismals Canyon, which covers approximately 85 acres, is one of Alabama's most unique places. What makes it so incredibly unique is the fact that it's one of the few places in the world where dismalites live.
Address: 901 Highway 8, Phil Campbell, AL, 35581
2. Neversink Pit - Fackler
Neversink Pit has a 162-foot drop and is Alabama's most photographed sinkhole. Because of its fern-covered ledges and beautiful waterfalls, this spectacular sinkhole receives thousands of cavers from around the world year after year. For more information about Neversink Pit, including how to access it, click
3. Old Live Oak Cemetery - Selma
Selma's Old Live Oak Cemetery, which was founded in 1829, is one of the South's most beautiful cemeteries. From its elaborate gravestones to its Spanish moss-draped oaks, this historic cemetery is a wonderful place for an afternoon stroll. Address: 22 Dallas Avenue, Selma, AL, 36701
4. Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge - West Blocton
The Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge is located along the beautiful Cahaba River, which happens to be Alabama's longest free-flowing river. Because it's home to the world's largest stand of Cahaba lilies, this scenic refuge is one of the Yellowhammer State's greatest nature spots. Address: County Road 24, West Blocton, AL, 35184
5. Natural Bridge Park - Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge Park is home to Natural Bridge, which is one of Alabama's true hidden gems. Measuring 60 feet high and 148 feet long, this natural wonder is the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. It's also believed to be more than 200 million years old.
Address: County Road 314, Natural Bridge, AL, 35577
6. Noccalula Falls Park - Gadsden
Noccalula Falls Park is home to Noccalula Falls, which is one of the Yellowhammer State's most beautiful waterfalls. Often referred to as "Alabama's Niagara Falls," this natural wonder is accessible year-round and is a must-visit for all ages. Address: 1500 Noccalula Road, Gadsden, AL, 35904
7. DeSoto Caverns - Childersburg
DeSoto Caverns is a series of caves that feature one of the world's largest collections of onyx-marble stalagmites and stalactites. Best known as "Alabama's Big Cave," it was also America's first officially recorded cave. Address: 5181 DeSoto Caverns Parkway, Childersburg, AL, 35044
8. Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman
Ave Maria Grotto, which is located on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey, is one of Alabama's most unique outdoor attractions. Featuring 125 miniature reproductions of religious shrines and historic buildings, it's best known as "Jerusalem in Miniature." Address: 1600 Saint Bernard Drive, Cullman, AL, 35055
Have you been to any of these Amazing places in Alabama? If so, what did you think? Let us know in the comments below! Also, share with us some other places you believe belong on this list.
For a list of more amazing places in Alabama, you’ll want to take a look at our previous article:
10 Astounding Places In Alabama You’ll Regret Not Checking Out At Least Once.