There’s No Attraction In The World Like This One In Alabama
Many amazing attractions are located throughout Alabama. However, Cathedral Caverns State Park, located in Marshall County, is an attraction like no other. Cathedral Caverns, originally known as “Bat Cave,” was opened to the public during the 1950s by Jay Gurley. After Gurley’s wife claimed the inside of the cave resembled a cathedral, he renamed the cave “Cathedral Caverns.”
From 1959 to 1974, Cathedral Caverns was maintained by Jay Gurley. And in 1975, he sold it at auction to a man named Tom German. In 1987, German sold Cathedral Caverns to the state of Alabama. During the summer of 2000, Cathedral Caverns was re-opened to the public as Cathedral Caverns State Park and continues to be one of Alabama’s top tourist attractions.
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Listed below are just a few of the many stunning cave formations you can expect to see inside Cathedral Caverns.
If you’re unable to check out Cathedral Caverns in person, be sure to check out this awesome video:
As you can see, Cathedral Caverns State Park truly is an attraction like no other. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’ve never been. And if you’ve already experienced this Alabama tourist attraction, we’d love for you to share your thoughts with us about it.
Cathedral Caverns State Park
637 Cave Road Woodville, AL35769