Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport
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Russell Cave National Monument is located in Bridgeport. Make Russell Cave National Monument a centerpiece of your Bridgeport vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bridgeport family vacation planner.
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This NPS isn't very large and unfortunately when I was visiting, the main cave section was being work on by park service so it was blocked off. The site focused on the native American culture that use... read more »
This is an out of the way place that's very small. Since we were in the area, it was worth the visit but I doubt many would go out of their way to come here. Doesn't take more than 30 minutes to an ho... read more »
We are national park nuts and love to visit as many NPS sites as we can. This was a good solid little site. We arrived at this park about an hour before close and that was plenty of time to see the ca... read more »
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.
Easy walking access to a archeological cave site and visitor center with various finds. No fee to enter Park when we visited. This is NPS 100th Anniversary and many with admittance fees may be free on certain dates. Check wow.nps.gov. #taildraggertour
Timothy Ford Malone
The Trails and museum are worth the trip. It is off the beaten path but is well marked.
love... to anyone thats thinking about going its totally awesome
The scenery was beautiful, the park well kept, and the Rangers knowledgable. Picnic tables and trash receptacles are plentiful. The trails are somewhat precipitous but interesting. The cave, movie, and museum are well worth the trip.
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