Nature August 26, 2018
These 8 Easy To Reach Natural Wonders In Alabama Are A Must-See
Alabama is home to many natural wonders. From caves and canyons, to waterfalls and preserves, there are many natural wonders just waiting to be discovered here in the Yellowhammer State. Listed below are eight easy to reach natural wonders that are an absolute must-see. Check them out!
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1. Natural Bridge - Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge is situated inside Natural Bridge Park. This natural wonder is 60 feet high and 148 feet long, which makes it the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. According to records, this historic bridge is more than 200 million years old. You can visit Natural Bridge at County Rd. 314, Natural Bridge, AL 35577. For more information, click
2. Little River Falls - Fort Payne
Little River Falls is located within the Little River Canyon National Preserve in Fort Payne. In addition to it being one of Alabama's most beautiful natural wonders, it's also one of the South's most accessible waterfalls. You can visit the Little River Canyon National Preserve at 4322 Little River Trl., Fort Payne, AL 35967. For more information about this scenic preserve, click
3. Cathedral Caverns - Woodville
Cathedral Caverns, which is one of Alabama's top natural wonders, is the main feature of Cathedral Caverns State Park. With an entrance measuring 25 feet high and 126 feet wide, it boasts one of the largest cave entrances in the world. You can visit Cathedral Caverns at 637 Cave Rd., Woodville, AL 35769. For more information, click
4. DeSoto Falls - Mentone
DeSoto Falls is located atop Lookout Mountain near the tiny town of Mentone. Plunging more than 100 feet, it's one of the South's most beautiful and recognizable waterfalls. It can be reached via a paved pathway. For more information, click
5. Gulf Coast Beaches
It's no secret that Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches are some of the finest beaches in the country. Not only do they provide a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but they're also very easy to reach. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are the two towns where you'll find Alabama's most popular beaches.
6. Russell Cave National Monument - Bridgeport
The Russell Cave National Monument has a mapped length of 7.2 miles, which makes it Alabama's third longest mapped cave. It's also one of the most prehistoric caves in the Southeast. This historic cave can easily be reached via a short hike, and you can visit it at 3729 County Rd. 98, Bridgeport, AL 35740. For more information, click
7. Noccalula Falls - Gadsden
Noccalula Falls is the main feature of Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden. This 90-foot waterfall, which plunges into a lush ravine, is easily accessible from the park's parking lot. You can visit Noccalula Falls at 1500 Noccalula Rd., Gadsden, AL 35904. For more information, click
8. DeSoto Caverns - Childersburg
DeSoto Caverns is located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in Childersburg. It's a series of caves that's best known as "Alabama's Big Cave," and it receives visitors from all over the world. You can visit DeSoto Caverns at 5181 DeSoto Caverns Pkwy., Childersburg, AL 35044. For more information, click
Have you ever seen any of these natural wonders up close and in person? If so, what did you think? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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