You'll Discover Loads Of Shark Teeth In This Rural Alabama Creek
Alabama is home to a variety of outdoor attractions that are truly unique. One of these is Shark Tooth Creek. Whether you’re a shark enthusiast or not, you’ll love this one-of-a-kind attraction. To learn all about it, take a look below.
Shark Tooth Creek is a unique outdoor attraction on a rural farm in Aliceville, Alabama. Here you'll discover loads of shark teeth and fossils that are millions of years old.
Many people often wonder how shark teeth ended up in a creek on a rural Alabama farm...300 miles from the beach. Well, about 70 million years ago, a large area of Alabama was part of the Gulf of Mexico. Aliceville is believed to have once been a barrier island and shark teeth eventually washed ashore. As the creek constantly flows, the shark teeth become unearthed.
A great way to experience Shark Tooth Creek is with a group, whether it be a field trip, a church group outing, a birthday party, etc. If you arrive as part of a group, what'll likely happen is the owner will give a short talk about why shark teeth are in the area. He'll then show you some examples of shark teeth and fossils. Following that, you'll board the "Shark Tooth Creek Express" and head to the creek.
Note: All visits are by appointment only, and they should be made as far in advance as possible. Call this number to make your appointment: (205) 373-2605.
Once you arrive, your group will spend about an hour and a half in the creek searching for shark teeth and fossils. It's an experience like no other!
Based on shark teeth that have been found over the years, a variety of 16 different species of sharks can be found in Shark Tooth Creek.
During your visit, you'll likely find several shark teeth. In fact, an average amount is 20-30 per person. Bags of shark teeth will be weighed and the 2-3 visitors with the most will get a Shark Tooth Creek T-shirt. You'll also get to pick your 10 favorite shark teeth to bring home.
In addition to hunting for shark teeth and fossils, Shark Tooth Creek offers a variety of other fun outdoor activities such as fishing, canoeing, camping, and hiking. There's something for everyone!
For more information about Shark Tooth Creek, including current rates, you can view its website
Have you ever been to Alabama’s Shark Tooth Creek? If so, did you discover loads of shark teeth? Please share your experience with us in the comments below.
Another unique outdoor attraction in Alabama is Barber Marina’s “Dinosaurs in the Woods.” For information, be sure to take a look at the following article:
Discover Lifelike Dinosaurs Hiding In The Woods At This Alabama Marina.
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Shark Tooth Creek, 24114 AL-14, Aliceville, AL 35442, USA