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