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Glad I stopped

This site is an important archeological record of multiple cultures and I’m glad I stopped. It’s a... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2019
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Early Alabamians

If you are talking about one's from 10000 BC - 1640 AD. Nice litte stop up a valley between... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2019
Brad H
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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

This site is an important archeological record of multiple cultures and I’m glad I stopped. It’s a lovely drive thru the countryside to get there. The staff are outstanding and the small museum and film are informative.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019

If you are talking about one's from 10000 BC - 1640 AD. Nice litte stop up a valley between moutains. Would be a great place for a fall trip with the leaves changing. A paved 1 1/5 mile hiking trail is available that climbs over...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Brad H
Reviewed May 21, 2019

I would have given this National Monument 4 stars. My husband however, made me give 5. We drove from Signal Mountain & this was our last stop for the day. I think it was 46 miles to Russell Cave. So, this is a very small...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

This was a nice little stop that gave our children a little history lesson. Watched a 10 minute video and looked at the artifacts. Took a short walk on the boardwalk to the shelf. Then we did the nature hike up the mountain (a little...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MelFamilyAdventures
Reviewed February 3, 2019

This little NPS area (310 acres) features a small, modern visitor center with a brief video and some mildly interesting exhibits, a short boardwalk to the mouth of the cave, and a rather vigorous climb on a paved hiking trail up the hillside above the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank waldentenn
Reviewed January 16, 2019

No entry fee required. Several artifacts from the period are on display. Very interesting and informative. Be careful walking on the boardwalk thru the woods to the cave shelter, it is very slippery when damp.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ron T
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Russell Cave has an interesting history of human habitation, and the ranger-lead tour made it come alive. But the cave itself, well you don't get to go in the cave. you get to look at the excavations in the mouth of the cave, in order...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Not the most exciting place to visit. When the visitor center is open, there are inside bathrooms. Small display explaining how the Indians used the cave during the cold months of the year. Some artifacts. The ranger was very helpful. Snakes live near the boardwalk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Intriguing site. Watch the 7 min intro movie which explains the nature of the site and the artifacts found nearby and in the cave. For those with kids, take them on the nature path. It is steep, so wear good shoes because the trail is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Claude M
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful place to visit. This is a must see. This is well worth the little drive. Will definitely visit again.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 69vickiey
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September 16, 2019|
Response from MelFamilyAdventures | Reviewed this property |
This place was a free national park.
March 13, 2019|
Response from S8674RWsusanm | Reviewed this property |
Maybe ten to 15 minutes, not very long. The ranger took us on the tour. You cannot enter the cave. The walkway is paved with asphalt. There are rat snakes that live near the walkway.