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Noccalula Falls Park

1600 Noccalula Rd

The falls are located on land once owned by R.A. Mitchell, who gave the site to the city of Gadsden, so that the area could be improved, and everyone could enjoy the majestic falls. Across the street from the falls you will find R.A. Mitchell Elementary School, named in his honor. The main feature of the park is a notable 90-foot (27-m) waterfall with a gorge trail winding through its basin and past caves, an aboriginal fort, an abandoned dam, pioneer homestead, and Civil War carvings. The park also features a petting zoo, mini-golf course, the Gilliland-Reese Covered Bridge (built 1899) and a replica 1863 C. P. Huntington train ride. It was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on May 12, 1976.


Colton Costa

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
You will not find a nicer mini-golf course in all of north-central Alabama and this course rivals all of Alabama outside of the course in Gulf Shores. The course was very clean and well kept while offering a somewhat challenging game. The atmosphere is welcoming and is in a great location. I will be back!

Colleen Lemasters

Thursday, May 31, 2018
We were just passing through the area, and had been talking about finding a place to get our dogs out of the car for a little bit. This place looked perfect! For the most part it was!!! We started off on the main trail and went towards the back of the park where we found a trial map. The only complaint I have is the posted trail maps aren’t very well marked. A “you are here” marker would go a long way. We only did some of the “loop” trails, so we wouldn’t get lost. This is a great park! I wish we lived closer to enjoy it more often.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
A great place to visit for all groups! The falls are really impressive nestled away in Alabama with a crazy story which helps pull the significance out to our diverse history in America. We went to the park side which offers a train ride around the park with the conductor pointing out the various historical buildings. There's a "petting zoo" and I use that loosely. The trek to the falls might be trying for some that are less able bodied but well worth it, just watch your step. Alabama has it's visual spectacles that's for sure.

John Sharpton

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Noccalula Falls Park is a very peaceful place of beauty and history. The train ride through the park allows one to get a glance at all there is to see, and if you choose to walk, you get a close-up view of the Pioneer Homestead, the Animal Habitat where you can view, pet, and even feed goats, sheep, a donkey, a deer, and a llama...and view Sheila the lioness! And you might choose the trail in the gorge. Your visit will include viewing the 90 foot waterfall, as well as the statue of Noccalula, the Indian princess. It's all a peaceful, refreshing and relaxing tourist attraction!

Kristi Foster

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Always w great visit here. We always to manage to go when it's extremely hot though. The Christmas lights are spectacular here. They begin Thanksgiving night through usually Christmas Eve.

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