Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport

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#30 of 35 in Nature in Alabama
Russell Cave National Monument is located in Bridgeport. Use our Bridgeport road trip planning website to visit Russell Cave National Monument on your trip to Bridgeport, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • What a beautiful site, just a short drive from Chattanooga. It is tucked away in a valley dotted with well-kept farms but so well-marked it was really easy to find. The rangers are so friendly -- the ...  more »
  • We were headed down the freeway on our way back home after a weekend in Chattanooga and saw the sign for Russell Cave. Since we had a few hours to spare, we decided to try his place out and I'm so gla...  more »
  • My daughter and I spotted a sign while on a drive and had to stop since she collected National Park stamps...it was kinda off the main road, but once we got there we were so surprised. The ranger was ...  more »
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  • I went here years ago and loved it the people were great and the scenery was amazin. Enjoy you're time I know I did. πŸŒΈπŸ’“πŸ˜
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The rangers are wonderful to answer any and all questions. It's nice place to learn about ancient populations and how they lived in North America.
  • I was very disappointed to find the walkway into the cave is gone. In its place there is an ugly orange fence blocking off an artifact dig. There are no more led tours. The lower entrance to the cave is absolutely massive with a gravel creek bed that I would have loved to have been able to stand on and take pictures of the entrance, but that is not allowed. Would be a simple feat to make a little trail down the hill to the creek. There's only one place to even take a decent picture of the entrance. Such a shame that they limited the experience so much. The exhibit and the employees were great, but I couldn't get over the fact at how disappointed I was over the Management of the cave itself.
  • First, a warning: If you are looking to visit Russell Cave to go caving, you will be disappointed, as this isn't that kind of cave. Russell Cave was home to indigenous Americans for over 10,000 years, and the cave, visitor center, and rangers do an exceptional job informing visitors about what we have learned about these peoples. There is a short video in the visitor center, playable upon request, then there is a short wheelchair-accessible hike to and through the main chamber of the cave. Most days at 11 a.m. there is a prehistoric weapons demonstration, which is well worth seeing. My daughter loved doing the Junior Ranger program and earning her badge. There are two other hiking trails through the park grounds, both of which are worthwhile.
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