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The concept for the Little River Canyon Center project began in 1992 when discussions first began a partnership between the National Park Service and JSU. Funded through NASA and private donations, the LRC Center is a LEED certified project, designed with assistance from the NPS. The 23,000 square foot building includes office space, a museum, HD theatre, classrooms, library, restrooms, education store, outdoor trails and other amenities. Additional funds are being sought for the project’s museum exhibits and outdoor amphitheater.To plan Fort Payne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
The National Park Service, Alabama Power Company, DeKalb County Commission and many others have played an active and integral role in the development of the Little River Canyon Center. All recognize that the facility serves as a valuable tool for visitors, students, teachers and others interested in environmental sciences and natural resource protection.
Little River Canyon Center reviews
Pretty falls close to the road, with well built and wide handicap access ramp. Parking was ample and facilities were available.
Pretty falls close to the road, with well built and wide handicap access ramp. Parking was ample and facilities were available. more »
Stopped by the center with questions and the staff was super friendly and so helpful. Told us about all the trails and off the grid places to go. If you are unfamiliar with the area, stop by!
Stopped by the center with questions and the staff was super friendly and so helpful. Told us about all the trails and off the grid places to go. If you are unfamiliar with the area, stop by! more »
Really nice place with a lot of information about the local wildlife. There's also a gift shop and small sitting area. I will say that the bathrooms were stellar - very clean and well appointed!
It takes a little detour to get here, but it's completely worth it. Start at the visitors center to get some info about the area, then head to the waterfall for some great views. Take a drive along the canyon rim to do some hiking or take in some scenic views. My favorite spot was Eberhart Point. Glad I made the trip!
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