Are you scrambling for ideas for Spring Break fun? Here are eight to get you started!
Noccalula Falls Park
This natural wonder features a 90-foot waterfall named for Noccalula, a young Cherokee maiden who plunged to her untimely death rather than forsake her true love according to legend.
Visit the pioneer village, a group of rustic, hand-hewn log buildings representing a display of pioneer living conditions. Included in the village are a country store, grist mill, covered bridge, pioneer home, smokehouse, blacksmith shop and more.
The whole family will love riding the train around the park. Don’t forget to visit the petting zoo!
Black Creek Trails
The Black Creek Trails consist of over 10 miles trails suitable for walking, running, hiking and bicycling. The Black Creek Trail (1.7miles) is a wide gravel path that runs parallel to the gorge along the Black Creek.
Be sure to check out the new suspension bridge by hiking into the gorge. You can make a loop and go behind the falls for an incredible perspective. The trail is short, but steep, and is rocky. Enter from inside Noccalula Falls Park or by small connector trail in the campground.
Tigers for Tomorrow
Take a walk on the wild side at Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain. The preserve is home to over 160 animals including tigers, mountain lions, African lions, bears, wolves, black leopards, and more. Observe these magnificent animals up close and personal. Self-guided and guided tours are available.
Imagination Place Children’s Museum
Imagination Place is designed primarily for children ages 2 through 10. The kids will delight in exploring KidsTown USA, their permanent exhibit, where everything is child-sized. Explore the medical clinic, grocery store, construction pit and more.
Don’t miss out on ADVENTURES WITH CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG on exhibit through May 27, 2019. This interactive children’s exhibition brings Clifford’s home on Birdwell Island to life with playful activities and delightful environments, giving children and caregivers a chance to explore Clifford’s world first-hand.
Indoor trampoline arena, laser tag, air dodgeball, foam pits, batting cages, interactive arcade, and more! Need we say more?
Indoor climbing for all skill levels. The tallest wall is 38 feet tall, and there is also a designated bouldering area.
GadRock also offers tours from fun and experienced guides. Enjoy a beautiful paddle around Lake Gadsden and watch a fabulous sunset from the dock.
To read more about GadRock click here.
Noccalula Falls Mini Golf Course features a beautifully landscaped layout that takes you past cascading waterfalls, over and around streams, and through the rock formations found at Noccalula Falls. The course was designed to be fun for all ages.
Gadsden Museum of Art
ART Play, the children’s gallery at GMA, offers several artist-themed activities for children of all ages. Interactive stations pay homage to Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, and Andy Warhol.
There’s even a “Selfie Station” featuring a mirror, and dry erase board so kids can create their self-portraits.
We know that you’ll have a great time in the Greater Gadsden area this spring. Be sure to visit Greater Gadsden Area Tourism’s Events Calendar for more ideas as well as a complete listing of special events and activities.
Thanks for reading!