Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla

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#18 of 62 in Nature in Alabama
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  • Great place to hike and although we didn’t go there to camp, it looked like it might be good for that as well. Nice creek running through it and lots of old buildings to see. 
    Great place to hike and although we didn’t go there to camp, it looked like it might be good for that as well. Nice creek running through it and lots of old buildings to see.  more »
  • We rented the Nelson Cabin for a long weekend. Regarding the cabin - We were pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the cabin. We had brought our own sheets in case we didn’t like the ones... 
    We rented the Nelson Cabin for a long weekend. Regarding the cabin - We were pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the cabin. We had brought our own sheets in case we didn’t like the ones...  more »
  • There is so much more to do here than when I was a kid. The playground was great, the sweet shop and general store in the RV section were great. Lots of places for littles to ride bikes. My only... 
    There is so much more to do here than when I was a kid. The playground was great, the sweet shop and general store in the RV section were great. Lots of places for littles to ride bikes. My only...  more »
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  • Great historical spot surrounded by beautiful nature. George, the person at the gate was informative and pleasant, he typed his own guide to the park since it lacks the info on the park displays. The museum had a great display of artifacts, tools and history from the iron era, lacked the part of history on the production of supplies for WWII. We were visiting on a week day so most trade cabins and ice creamery were closed. I’ve been in similar state parks in NC, SC and GA were their historical buildings were better kept and plaques with history narrative. Still it was a beautiful park with interesting history to observe.
  • This park has a great infrastructure. They have lined up several old historic cabins just past the creek. There is a store as well as a creamery. Also a camp grounds right inside the main park area. The hiking trails could be marked better. The trails are very easy to hike compared to other places I've been. There are several cool historical things to see. A quarry, a civil war Era cemetery an iron works museum and probably the coolest thing I've seen thus far. A historic beautiful and enormous furnace. The history of the Civil War, slavery, and iron in the south are all here. They do a great job telling the story of what took place many years ago. I would strongly recommend hiking this place and taking in the history it tells.
  • I grew up camping at Tannehill and have plenty of wonderful memories that I want to share with my son as we take him camping there as well. It is beautiful during all seasons but especially fall!
  • Amazing park, it really felt like a hidden gem. We tent camped and the primitive sites were located along a small brook. We watched a family of deer cross right next to us. The trails are awesome and the water is beautiful. Great family or couples retreat for a weekend. Bathrooms/showers could use some updating but all in all, a fantastic place to visit.
  • Beautiful park to hike, go to trade days or have a picnic. There is so much to see and do here. We hiked in the morning and seen the fog rising off the water which was just amazing!

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