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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

A Junior Ranger Program is available for children up to twelve years old. Complete the junior ranger activities during your visit and receive an official Russell Cave Junior Ranger badge and certificate from a Park Ranger.

Museum

The Museum area contains information about the history of the cave and replicas of artifacts that were found in the cave excavations. Learn about the people who lived in the Cave Shelter 9000 years ago.

Videos

There are several movies that are available to watch during your visit. These movies describe the lifeways of the people who lived at Russell Cave and the cave system itself.

Did You Know?

Left Entrance to Russell Cave

The Russell Cave National Monument area used to be under the sea during the Mississippian Period around 350 million years ago? Fossils of brachipods, corals and crinoids have been discovered in the limestone rocks and weathered soils at the site.