Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne

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The concept for the Little River Canyon Center project began in 1992 when discussions first began a partnership between the National Park Service and JSU. Funded through NASA and private donations, the LRC Center is a LEED certified project, designed with assistance from the NPS. The 23,000 square foot building includes office space, a museum, HD theatre, classrooms, library, restrooms, education store, outdoor trails and other amenities. Additional funds are being sought for the project’s museum exhibits and outdoor amphitheater.

The National Park Service, Alabama Power Company, DeKalb County Commission and many others have played an active and integral role in the development of the Little River Canyon Center. All recognize that the facility serves as a valuable tool for visitors, students, teachers and others interested in environmental sciences and natural resource protection.
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  • The bathrooms were incredibly clean. The gift shop is very nice. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful!  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to start and end you ventures at the Parks. Two parks, Little River and Desoto Falls next to each other .  more »
  • Such a nice facility! Staff and Park Rangers were so nice and informative. Restroom were exceptionally clean and check out the children programs !  more »
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  • This is an incredible place. Wonderful staff and Rangers..knowledgeable and helpful. They have regular events and classes for everything from identifying local plants to making baskets from long leaf pine needles. Make the stop..its worth it.
  • Great place for a family day outdoors. Beautiful canyon views & waterfalls Great hiking & biking trails & food at local restaurants.
  • The rangers where so good to my babys extremely friendly loved it cant wait to go back with the kodos
  • Very educational, helpful and just a pleasant place to be. So many things to do. We just took our granddaughter to the little river canyon. She enjoy it even though she has been sick. They have several programs for children. Check it out.
  • Best Visitors centre ever I visited. Great staff very big building and very clean restrooms. This centre is built on geothermal air conditioning. This also hosts a theater inside the building and runs regular shows about education and little river canyon. Outside the building hosts musical shows.
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