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Russell Cave National Monument
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Russell Cave National Monument
Description - Russell Cave National Monument is an archeological treasure containing evidence as to how prehistoric people lived in the Southeast for almost 10,000 years. Virtually, no other place in the region holds such a rich record offering clues to how the "First Americans" fed, clothed and protected themselves.

Recreation - The monument contains an information center with exhibits on prehistoric Indians and their lifeways. Visitors can enjoy demonstrations of prehistoric tools and weapons, as well as, guided archeological walks. Other recreation opportunities available at this site include picnicking, horseback riding and hiking.

Climate - Summers are generally hot and humid in northern Alabama and winters are generally mild. Light clothing is recommend during the summer months with slightly warmer clothing in winter.

Location - This site lies in the northeastern corner of Alabama close to the Tennessee border. Visitors can access this site via U.S. Highway 72.

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Filed By: Steve Coleman (Decatur, AL)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: The Monument is great in terms of historical information. However, only the entrance to the cave is available to see, and a small nature trail. I would only reccommend this site as a stopping place if you are passing close to the area.

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Contact Information:
Russell Cave National Monument, 3729 County Road 98 , Bridgeport, AL, 35740, Phone: 205-495-2672

Additional Information:
Alabama National Forests & Parks - Alabama has four National Forests, an Historic Site, a Military Park, a Monument and a Preserve. These areas are scattered throughout the state and offer a full variety of recreation opportunities.
Alabama's Historic Sites -
North Alabama - North Alabama includes the northern third of the state, from Birmingham, north. This region offers waterfalls, fish-filled rivers and lakes, rapids suited for rafting and caves to explore.

Russell Cave National Monument - Official agency website


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