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News And Notes From Noccalula Falls

Remember Me?

Before Jack’s, before the trains, before the animal habitat, there was the Noccalula Nik Nak. What a great place! If you are or were a fan of Mom and Pop burger joints, then you would have loved the Nik Nak. They had great burgers and fries, wonderful chicken fingers, and the best ice cream treats…

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May 15, 2023

A Little Bit Of Trivia – Princess Noccalula Statue

One of the most interesting things we have around Noccalula Falls if the Statue of Princess Noccalula. (If you want a quick summary of Princess Noccalula the person, Click Here.) Since 1969, she has been perpetually poised to take a leap off of our 90 foot waterfall into the waters below, but few people actually…

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March 13, 2023

A Clean Train is a Happy Train! Join us for Opening Day 2023!! Wednesday March 1st, 2023!!

It’s time to open up the park for the public again. The Christmas lights are gone and the weather is getting warmer and another season of fun is upon us. Join us Wednesday March 1st, 2023 as we begin our 70th season at Noccalula Falls Park. We’ve been cleaning the park, planting the flowers, washing…

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February 28, 2023

Listen, Do You Want To Know A Secret?

Hello there and welcome to this issue of News and Notes from Noccalula Falls. This time out, we have some truly huge news for you. Way back in May of 2021, our petting zoo barn caught fire and burned to the ground. We lost many animals in the fire and it was devastating to everyone…

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February 15, 2023

Interesting Article in the Gadsden Times

This post is sort of a catchup bit of writing to keep you up on our 2023 news and notes. An exciting and interesting article appeared in the Gadsden Times earlier this week outlining proposed changes to the Noccalula Falls corridor and the park and campgrounds. Here is a link to the article: On…

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January 24, 2023

Happy New Year! Welcome 2023!

Wow! It’s 2023 already. Even though these past few years have been challenging to say the least, Noccalula Falls continues our long tradition of providing a beautiful place to get away from it all. In addition to our beautiful park, which features the Pioneer Village, Botanical Gardens, Animal Habitat, all-new Trains, and the ever-popular Gorge…

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January 6, 2023

Well Under Way ~ Christmas at the Falls

Today is December 6th and we are already well into the 2022 version of Christmas at the falls. Hard to believe that time passes so fast. You see, CATF is our biggest event of the year and this year is even more special and important to us here at the Falls. This is what we have worked for for nearly a year. This past year has been a very stressful year for us. We undertook a major construction project getting the new trains ready for CATF and doing so was not as easy as we had hoped. We had to take up every track, re-elevate the path, alter the course or the train, tear down two platforms, redesign our main platform, update electricity throughout the park and lay down new asphalt once everything was ready. In addition, we had to…

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December 6, 2022

Check This Out!!

This post is sort of an extra post, or an addition to the one I did the other day about our new trains. I really just wanted to document the delivery of our second train to the tacks here at Noccalula Falls Park. It’s been a  long journey for this here train. She’s a show…

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November 21, 2022

6 Days Away

All of us at Noccalula Falls Park and Campground are abuzz with excitement as we are now only 6 days away from opening night at Christmas at the Falls 2022. We have worked so hard and have so many new things to share with you this year. For those of you that aren’t familiar with…

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November 18, 2022

Big News!! The Trains Are Here!!

I have been waiting to write this post for so long!! Our Trains arrived earlier this week, just as the new track was being completed. We have tested one complete train so far and the training has begun for all the train drivers. WE WILL BE READY TO GO FOR CHRISTMAS AT THE FALLS!!! I’m…

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October 30, 2022

A Challenging Year at Noccalula Falls

You all know the old saying, “Into each life a little rain must fall.” Well 2022 was the year for Noccalula Falls. We’ve faced challenge after challenge this year and we have managed to face them all head on and as October 13th, we are nearing the end of each and every one of them….

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October 13, 2022

Why Did It Take So Long To Get Those Trains Running? (Behind the scenes of a major project)

Being the Manager of the Train Drivers, everyone associates me with the person in the “know” about the trains. And while I do know a good bit, information flows to me from a million different sources. As such, I’ve had to piece together all of the information I have received over the past ten months…

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September 30, 2022