Alabama August 02, 2019
Here Are 9 Incredible Places That Perfectly Sum Up Alabama And You’ll Want To Visit Them All
There’s no denying Alabama is a great place to call home. From mountains and caves to beaches and lakes, there are a variety of places that perfectly sum up the Yellowhammer State. Listed below are just a few of these amazing places, and you’ll want to visit them all.
Take a look:
1. Cheaha Mountain
The best place in Alabama to experience a spectacular view is atop Cheaha Mountain, which is home to Cheaha State Park and the Talladega National Forest. Cheaha Mountain is Alabama's highest natural point.
2. Cathedral Caverns — Woodville
Alabama has one of the highest cave densities in the world. One of the state's most popular caves is Cathedral Caverns, which also has one of the largest cave entrances on earth.
Address: 637 Cave Road, Woodville, AL, 35776
3. William B. Bankhead National Forest
The William B. Bankhead National Forest is located in Northwest, Alabama and is a very popular hiking spot. In fact, people travel from all over the world to hike the forest's Sipsey Wilderness area.
4. U.S. Space & Rocket Center — Huntsville
Alabama is well known for its space history, which you can learn all about at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. People travel from near and far to visit this attraction, which has been referred to as "Earth's largest space museum." The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is also Alabama's top paid attraction and home to Space Camp.
Address: One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL, 35805
5. DeSoto Falls — Mentone
Many stunning waterfalls are located throughout Alabama, including DeSoto Falls. With a drop of 104 feet, DeSoto Falls is one of Alabama's tallest waterfalls. It's also one of the most recognized waterfalls in the Southeast.
6. Little River Canyon National Preserve — Fort Payne
Little River Canyon National Preserve, which is located a short drive from DeSoto Falls, is best known as the "Grand Canyon of the East." It's also one of Alabama's most beautiful natural spots.
Address: 4322 Little River Trail, Fort Payne, AL, 35967
7. Lewis Smith Lake
Alabama is home to many rivers and lakes. One of its cleanest and most beautiful lakes is Lewis Smith Lake, which is better known as Smith Lake.
8. Natural Bridge — Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge, which is located in the North Alabama town of the same name, is the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. Many researchers also believe this sandstone and iron ore bridge is more than 200 million years old.
Address: County Road 314, Natural Bridge, AL, 35577
9. Gulf Coast Beaches
We can't forget to include Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. Alabama's Gulf Coast is home to miles and miles of lovely white sand beaches. It's not at all surprising the Gulf Coast receives thousands of visitors each summer.
What other places do you believe perfectly sum up Alabama? Let us know in the comments below!
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