Russell Cave National Monument
Russell Cave is an archaeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. Thousands of years ago a portion of Russell Cave's entrance collapsed, creating a shelter that, for more than 10,000 years, was home to prehistoric peoples. Today it provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D.
Great little place to kill some time and wonderful hiking trail. It is steep if you take the hiking path and not the nature path but there’s a path for everyone to enjoy! We loved it, Myself and three kids. Would definitely go again just for the workout. Museum is small but lots of history and there’s a 7 minute video to watch which was very informative and held my family’s attention. We came home and learned more about the monument for homeschool. It is free but there’s a donation box at the exit if you’d like to donate!! Very clean. Very kept up place! Nice and quiet too.
Interesting for its historical significance. Nice hiking loop
Great hidden treasure in north Alabama. Cave is interesting but the trees are fantastic.
Plenty of trail marking to the caves. Fun exploration.
You cant go in the cave but it has a greag nature trail that takes about and hour to complete.
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