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Noccalula Falls Park & Campground

Address: 1500 Noccalula Falls Park, Gadsden, AL 35999
Phone Number: 256-543-7412
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Gadsden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Large park featuring waterfalls.
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Type: Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Large park featuring waterfalls.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

What a great family fun Christmas Night! The lights were amazing, the activities very fun (visiting with Santa, writing Santa a letter, decorating a Gingerbread, visiting the petting zoo, listening to the Christmas Story told by Christmas lights ... and riding the miniature steam engine train) Just a fun time! Here's what to do.. 1. ARRIVE EARLY! The ticket office... More 

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

What a great family fun Christmas Night! The lights were amazing, the activities very fun (visiting with Santa, writing Santa a letter, decorating a Gingerbread, visiting the petting zoo, listening to the Christmas Story told by Christmas lights ... and riding the miniature steam engine train) Just a fun time! Here's what to do.. 1. ARRIVE EARLY! The ticket office... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Next was a visit to Noccalula Falls. Not unlike at least a few other water falls, this one has a legend associated with it - involving the Cherokee maiden Noccalula who plunged to her death rather than marry, as ordered by her father, a man she didn’t love. We had visited the falls in September of 1999 when, due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A must see. Small but very nice place for visitors and locals alike. Be sure to journey down the bottom of the falls. Growing up here yet living far away since the 1980's I always try to visit when in town. Brought my 20 year old for the first time back to falls since he was a youngling and we... More 

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Alabama
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great place to view the waterfall from the bridge or statue, but the real treat is hiking under the waterfall. Seeing the waterfall from the bottom is amazing and really changes your perspective of the falls. Tips: Walk the gravel path until you see a small path with a yellow arrow that leads to trails down to the falls. If... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Saw car show here. It was ok. Enjoyed the park though. Very cool waters and falls over granite preserve. Story is fantastic and romantic. Good for kids but attend them closely not too many safety stops. Very bizarre location but go to museum to see city plan and it makes since.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Came to visit a friend in February 2013 who was camping at the campgrounds. The park itself was closed but we were able to walk over the bridge to see the falls which were running because of alot of rain we'd just had. She got a good laugh at me being chased by the geese.

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Florida
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a brilliant visit from start to finish. Though unfortunately it had been a very dry summer and the beautiful waterfall was not at it peak but still a beautiful sight with the 90 ft drop. We also like all the limestone formations around, and the pilgrims village was very well kept and very interesting. There is a train... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We didn't expect all they have here. On a trip to see falls and covered bridges in the area, ths park boasts both. The quaint train ride was nice, but don't sit under a speaker. The petting zoo was unremarkable. But the hike own to the bottom of the falls was great ! A rocky but not too strenuous walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Definitely worth seeing if you are in the area. The fall itself is worth viewing. There is a nice little park there with a small train that the young'ins ca ride. You can take a nice little stroll down a wide graveled path and walk a ways by the creek. There is also an RV campground located within the park.

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