Noccalula Falls Park
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.
BEAUTIFUL. Definitely worth the stop if you are nearby. Went for the Christmas lights the day after Thanksgiving and was very impressed! A beautiful array of lit decorations; definitely fun for adults and young ones alike. However, they have a few special activities for kids such as visits with Santa and an area to decorate cookies or write a letter for Santa's mailbox. Tip 4 lights: purchase tickets ahead via their website and scan them at gate for faster entry.
Thought this water fall was beautiful, we were lucky as there was plenty of rain long before we got there so it was flowing full. You can do much around the falls at the State Park and Camping Grounds, hike, train ride, walk over, under & behind falls. It was worth the trip. You'll enjoy.
If u never been, it's a muat see. Family oriented. So much history and fantastic playground. Petting zoo, train as well. Some parts free and rest very fair. Handicap parking and wheel chair accessible.has campground w amenities.
Love love love this falls. Came here for our first time as the last leg of a waterfall tour we went on this weekend and we're not disappointed that we saved this for last. The best thing about this fall is that you can get behind it which offers a different perspective on the falls. I really enjoyed that. You can spend the whole day here if you wanted. There is a fun little train ride that takes you throughout the park then you can walk down and behind the falls. Just a beautiful place throughout. Make sure you put this on your list!
Very pretty Recreational Park. We stop by on our way through the area not too far off the interstate definitely worth stopping by. There are alot of interesting stops in the park with plaques to read about the history of the park. There are a few different ways to waste a couple of hours. There is a chapel and there is a small train to ride around too. There is a frozen treats shop for snacks. Interesting historical stop.