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Monte Sano State Park

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Address: 5105 Nolen Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone Number: 256 534-3757
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Bugs everywhere.Trails where dirty with rocks debris and where not paved. Food sources not good most of year (blackberry ,persimmons, etc.)Benches were not clean,they had bird... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bugs everywhere.Trails where dirty with rocks debris and where not paved. Food sources not good most of year (blackberry ,persimmons, etc.)Benches were not clean,they had bird poop and could tell they didn't use toilet paper. Nobody including management were available to tell us what type of tortoise we saw on the trail.place was very quiet with no music to listen... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

all of the above and really quiet with trails all over the place. biggest downer was you had to drive off the mountain to the north to find a grocery or resturants.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went there last weekend and it was such a beautiful location. The trails are very good, some easy, some a bit more difficult. Plenty of clean streams, and forest. I'm a professional photographer so I appreciate the beauty of this location. I noticed several bird watchers while there so if you are into that, this must be a good... More 

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A lot of historical information. Beautiful period homes and a great park area to visit as well! Very enjoyable.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My family and I came here because the Space Center's RV park was filled. I was amazed at how nice it was. You were right next to a forest. I counted 10 squirrels while I was exploring the park. I had no trouble sleeping because of car noise. The campgrounds were secure and very nice. The bathhouses were very nice.... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Monte Sano State Park is one of the best places I have ever found for a picnic and I have lived in many different states. It's clean, family friendly, safe, large pavilions you can rent, BBQ grills, hiking, enough space to place ball, beautiful scenery and a little cooler in the summer than in the valley.

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dieterbear
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Was a nice view would like to comeback when I have time time to walk some trails. The cabins were cool obviously old. I only drive through with some friends but looks like a nice place to camp. Issue an RV park and cabins. Looked like lots of walking trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

i did the bluff for about two hours and i could of still kept going many trails and very nice, great for the dogs it was muddy so i would say go when there has not been much rain

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Opelika
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An amazing view over "smoky mountains" without the travel to Gatlinburg. The cabins were built with rock and stone gathered from the area. I enjoyed walking around our cabin and seeing the evidence of how old the stone actually is.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great hiking trails. Most people would not believe this is Alabama with the vistas. We enjoyed the picnic shelters. The cabins look like they would be fun to try on a cool autumn night with a fire.

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