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“Beautiful Park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Russell Cave National Monument

Russell Cave National Monument
3729 County Road 98, Bridgeport, AL 35740
(256) 495-2672
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Jacksonville, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We, too, visited the park because of the NPS Passport program and had an excellent time. The cave is large but you can only enter a small portion of it but the area is beautiful. The walkway made it easy for all members of our party to experience the cave and the ranger was very helpful and friendly.

Visited December 2012
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Lansdale
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“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Went to the monument because of the passport program. If you are expecting another Mammoth or Carlsbad, you will be disappointed. However, it is unique in it's own right. As others have said the Native American history is the draw here. The ranger was outstanding and I think he would visited with us all day if we could have stayed. One caution - we were following our GPS which didn't agree with what we saw on our map. Deciding to follow signs instead of the GPS, we soon found ourselves in the parking lot, while our GPS was telling us we still had 45 minutes to our destination. Don't be a slave to technology!

Visited November 2012
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Kentucky
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“Not much to see or do, really....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

A sleepy little stop--even the lady working the desk said she was ready for a nap. They show you a video and you can walk out to the cave to look around. It was raining so we watched the video, got our National Park Passport stamped and left. I probably wouldn't recommend going unless you needed your passport stamped.

Visited October 2012
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calhoun ga
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“wonderful day with husban, son and his wife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

the park ranger was excellent the weather was drizzly, but saw some deer on the way up the mountain trail it is a strenuous hike if you add the .6 extra to the hike

Visited October 2012
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Montevallo, Alabama
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“Scenic spot and it's free”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Russell Cave is truly a beautiful location. The grounds of the park are well maintained and the staff is friendly. Upon arriving, i viewed a brief film on russell cave and quickly looked over some of the museum items they had. Then, from the visitor's center, it is only about a 4 to 5 minute walk to the cave entrance. There are good spots to take photos, as well as some plaques detaling some history on the cave. The cost of everything is free. Unfortunately there just isnt a lot to see. Wish they could give cave tours, but signs inidicated the cave and surrounding area was prone to quick flooding. So it may not be possible to do this.

Visited May 2012
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