Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport

3.9
#29 of 62 in Nature in Alabama
National Park · Nature / Park
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  • This place is underwhelming. Looks like it was operated by a National Geographic important guy and ended up getting turned over to the NPS at some point. Otherwise, I highly doubt it would qualify.....  more
    This place is underwhelming. Looks like it was operated by a National Geographic important guy and ended up getting turned over to the NPS at some point. Otherwise, I highly doubt it would qualify.....  more »
  • This is a fun NPS site to visit if you're in the area and it's a quick visit overall. We were driving down 24 in TN and decided to stop in as it's only about a 10-15 minute detour to get to the cave.....  more
    This is a fun NPS site to visit if you're in the area and it's a quick visit overall. We were driving down 24 in TN and decided to stop in as it's only about a 10-15 minute detour to get to the cave.....  more »
  • Not much to see at the cave except a few informational plaques, the hike is nice A small museum at the visitor center with bathrooms. There is a birding trail at the monument. 
    Not much to see at the cave except a few informational plaques, the hike is nice A small museum at the visitor center with bathrooms. There is a birding trail at the monument.  more »
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  • We were so close to the cave so we thought we would stop by. I wanted to get my cancellation stamp from the office and talk a bit about the history. Unfortunately, Covid requirements had changed and we did not have masks with us. But the Park Ranger allowed me to stamp my book and we left the building. We hiked toward the cave. The hike is a pleasant walk on a raised path. I would imagine it could be wheelchair accessible. The cave is closed off but you can see where they are in the process of exploring the cave floor. They have large sifting devices there to find the small particles that might be missed. It was a quiet walk and empty of all people. It was just us and nature. Perfect Saturday morning!
  • I enjoyed this small park as it has a lot of history that dates back way before recorded time! Definitely worth stopping and spending an hour or so! You definitely feel the temperature change while in the cave!
  • This small park monument is off the beaten path in Stevens,Al. The park is free to visit with a nature center walking paths around the park with points of interest. The cave is the most important point of view. A lot of history is here and very interesting a great outing with families this is one I highly recommend.
  • Good stop. Took a detour through here after visiting unclaimed baggage, its also a good quick stop if your heading to ruby falls. Really cool cave, nice boardwalk path, good for a nice 30-50 minute stop to view and stretch your legs. Nice museum and park rangers are very helpful.
  • While it's not a huge park it's definitely worth a visit. Much better for a quick stop to stretch your legs or have a picnic than an interstate rest area. The history of the area tells the story of the people that have called this area home for more than 10,000 years.

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