What Are Some of the National Parks in Alabama?


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Alabama has no officially designated national parks, of which there are 59 in the United States. However, Alabama is home to other sites maintained by the National Park Service.

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The National Park Service manages several specially designated areas in Alabama. The largest is the Little River Canyon National Preserve, with a size of 15,228 acres. The Russell Cave National Monument in northeast Alabama measures 310 acres and contains a 7.2-mile natural underground cave.

Alabama is also home to two National Historic sites: the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is the site of the last battle of the Creek War. Alabama also possesses several protected roads and trails, including the Natchez Trace Trail, the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

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