Noccalula Falls Named to HOF

An East Alabama tourist attraction is the recipient of a prestigious award. Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden was inducted into the North Alabama Tourism Hall of Fame yesterday during the 50th anniversary meeting of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. The group’s PEAK Awards annually recognize the best of the North Alabama Tourism and Travel Industry. Noccalula Falls Park is a 250-acre public park that features a 90-foot waterfall as one of its main attractions. Park visitors can also enjoy the botanical gardens, train rides, a petting zoo and a pioneer homestead. Gadsden Parks and Recreation Director Kerry Payne says that being named to the Hall of Fame is the result of a lot of work and care. The PEAK Awards also honored Little River Canyon National Preserve in Fort Payne as the Attraction of the Year and honored Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Director, Thereasa Hulgan with their President’s Award. The travel and tourism industry generates more than $2.1 billion in revenue for North Alabama and provides more than 28,000 jobs.


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