Trip Planner:   USA  /  Alabama  /  Fort Payne  /  Sightseeing  /  Little River Canyon Center
Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne
(4.7/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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.
Using our online itinerary creator, Fort Payne attractions like Little River Canyon Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create a full Fort Payne itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Fort Payne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Alabama by other users

30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tuscaloosa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Mobile BY A USER FROM NIGERIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Pelham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Natural Bridge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Mobile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gulf Shores BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Grab a picnic lunch and head to Little River Canyon. The beauty is astounding. And be sure and go to the building across the road and visit the gift shop and view the film of the area. 
  • The 20 minute movie gives you a great introduction to the canyon and is worth visiting before you see the rest of the park. 
  • Lovely place to get your bearings & plan your adventure. The movie was a bit jumpy- like filmed by amateurs- and made us a little queasy. Cute gift shop. Fun ranger badges to earn. Very educational. R...  more »
Google
  • We got to the park and walked the trails. It was lower tide so we were able to walk near the waterfall. Its a beautiful thing. We did a almost 30 minute hike to the end of the trail and sat next to the waterfalls its really a beautiful place. Anybody visiting the area has to chrck it out. Its just amazing.
  • Awesome place. Wonderful accommodations and very friendly staff. One of the top national parks I've visited.
  • Beautiful driving trail with overlook stops and hiking trails. Get information here.
  • The Center is open Monday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm Sundays 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • great place to spend the day have a picnic go hicking