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Russell Cave National Monument

3729 County Road 98
256-495-2672

Russell Cave is an archaeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. Thousands of years ago a portion of Russell Cave's entrance collapsed, creating a shelter that, for more than 10,000 years, was home to prehistoric peoples. Today it provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D.



Reviews

Mike D. KELLEY

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Monday, July 16, 2018
Really great family nature hike! Not too long sms very visually appealing. I removed a star as normally there are statues at the end of the hike exhibiting what life was like very long ago and detailing how our ancestors lived; however, upon our visit the statues were being serviced. Nothing wrong with that but a sign or heads up BEFORE the hike knowing this would have better prepared the little ones to whom we built up the experience. All in all still highly recommend the place for a visit.

MinibeeMad

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Facinating! So cool. If even if you don't care much about prehistory, the cave itself is beautiful and the museum is short and sweet. Rangers very friendly and helpful. A great quick trip not far off the main highway. If you are an archaeologist this is one of those places that you just HAVE to visit at some point in your life. Love

Hanna Crowell

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
It was an neat experience to see where Native Americans lived long ago. It is well worth the drive and the rangers were so friendly and taught us many things of yester-year.

J Damon Brown

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
It's a pretty cool site. However you're only allowed in the mouth of the cave. There is also a cool nature trail to hike through the woods. Bring your own snacks though as they only have a drink vending machine onsite. Also ZERO cell signal are the site but it picks up about 100 feet from the visiter center.

Dana Morrison

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Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
I like it but I think it could have been better if you could have went a little father up inside the cave

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