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News And Notes From Noccalula Falls

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

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary… Trick or Treat Village Is Fastly Nearing

Good Evening, and welcome to the spooky season!! Ghosts and Ghouls, Mummies and Monsters, Werewolves and Vampires roam the land. And they say the ghost of Noccalula perches nightly on the edge of the gorge looking down into the falls pool below, until she slowly fades into the mist… But who cares about all that?…

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September 27, 2022

I Hear That Train A Coming!!

Hello my friends, Jim B. here with great news about the trains. We are in the final stages of getting our trains back up and running. In fact, we have so much work going on at this moment we have decided to close Noccalula Falls Park beginning Monday, September 22nd, 2022 so that work can…

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September 22, 2022

A Sight For Sore Eyes

It has finally happened!! After all this time the new train tracks are being added!! I was out and about inspecting the work the other day when I saw these guys laying out the new rails. My heart actually jumped 10 feet out of my chest!  I know we have a good way to go…

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September 11, 2022

Late August Updates from around the Falls

Goodness Gracious!! We have so much going on around the park. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. (There is going to be a really cool something in this post so make sure you read all of it.) First off, we are slightly less than a month away from Art On The Rocks,…

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August 24, 2022

August Happenings around the Falls

Hello again fans of Noccalula Falls. Here is a brief summary of a list of happenings in and around the Falls. We just finished the World’s Longest Yard Sale (which officially begins every year right here at Noccalula Falls) and it was a great success. People from all over the country stopped by and shopped…

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August 8, 2022

Mid July 2022 Update

Surveyors plotting the center line of the new train tracks Welcome back for our mid July update, where we’ll catch you up on the goings on around the park. Stakes mark the offset of the new train track center line First things first; Train construction update. Folks, it is about to get real here in…

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July 20, 2022

Noccalula Falls Trivia – Round 0ne

Noccalula Falls as a Public Park Did you know that Noccalula Falls was not established as a park in the City of Gadsden until 1953. The land for the park had been purchased from the R.E. Mitchell family back in the 1940’s, but it took nine more years to plan, create, and open the park….

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July 1, 2022

July 2022 News and Notes

  The longest day of the year is behind us so technically, we are now headed for winter. Until then though, we still have plenty of fun things coming up for the rest of the year. July is a slow month for us project-wise because so many folks take time off from work to enjoy…

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June 30, 2022