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Russell Cave National Monument

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Address: 3729 County Road 98, Bridgeport, AL 35740-6825
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Great little monument!

After reading some of the other reviews I wasn't expecting much. Yes, it is small and yes, the museum part needs to be updated but we very much enjoyed our visit. It was... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Julie R
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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Tifton, Georgia
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the 1950s the National Geographic Society purchased a small (310 acres) tract of land and conducted a series of excavations. The Society gave the land to the American people in 1961 and Russell Cave National Monument was established. The site is not Disneyland. Entertainment is not the purpose of this place. It is an excellent interpretative center for an... More 

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10 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your goal in life is to see yet another hole in the ground then this is the place for you. Waste another 2 minutes of your life.

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

After reading some of the other reviews I wasn't expecting much. Yes, it is small and yes, the museum part needs to be updated but we very much enjoyed our visit. It was informative and the ranger was very helpful. We were happy with this stop. Just FYI, it is central time zone. Eastern time zone is just a hop,... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I have one hobby, chasing National parks:) With that being said, I had to get my stamp and cross this one off my list:) It is SMALL, REMOTE and if your not into archeology, then there isn't anything really here:( Probably explains WHY no one was there:( Yes, the cave is an easy walk from the visitors center:) On a... More 

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Thank Jayjay099
South Pittsburg, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Very interesting historic site. There is an very good information center. No one except me and my friend when we were there. Also a great trail up the mountain.

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Olympia, Washington
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153 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Saw the sign on I 24 and so we decided to see what this national monument was all about. We were greeted in the visitor's center by a friendly volunteer who explained what the cave was all about. The walk up to the cave itself was on a boardwalk - so no problem for young children, older folk who are... More 

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Thank Philip W
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Our family visited Russell Cave National Monument on a fall Saturday and had a great time. The park is about an hour from our house and we enjoy visiting National Park Service sites. Our kids really like participating in junior ranger programs. The visitors center is very small but there are informative displays about the history of the site. There... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We went to Russell Cave as part of our road trip purely so we could say we had set foot in another state as it is in the very top corner of Alabama. We miss timed our journey somewhat and arrived about 10 minutes before they were due to close. The warden however was lovely (I think he was glad... More 

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Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The area is beautiful. Nice walk to the cave. Handicap accessible. Staff was very friendly and willing to answer any questions. Nice picnic area.

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Thank Debbie D
Salisbury, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This NPS isn't very large and unfortunately when I was visiting, the main cave section was being work on by park service so it was blocked off. The site focused on the native American culture that used the cave. Part of the park is one of the birding trail sites in Alabama. The walk to the cave isn't to hard... More 

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