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The two RV Gypsies enjoyed Spring Park
in Tuscumbia, Alabama
July 29, 2014

Tuscumbia water tower
Lee Duquette at the Spring Park sign
U.S. Army tank at the entrance to Spring Park
U.S. Army tank at the entrance to Spring Park
sign about the U.S. Army tank

All of the signs around Tuscumbia and Spring Park were two sided, with the second side being a continuation of  first side, so both sides are a must read. The signs are full of history.

side 1 of an American Indian History sign
side 2 of an American Indian History sign

Both signs below are about the statue called Sacred Tears, which is also shown below. The signs were hard to photograph as readable signs.

sign about the Sacred Tears statue
a different sign about the Sacred Tears statue

Below: Sacred Tears statue which is described above, and a close up of her face with the teardrop. Sacred Tears stands 12-feet in height and pays tribute to Tuscumbia's early heritage in commemoration of Native Indians.

Sacred Tears statue
teardrop on the Sacred Tears statue

Cold Water Falls is the world's largest man-made natural stone waterfall known to be in existence. It is 80 feet wide and 48 feet tall, and made from 1,780 tons of Colbert County Sandstone. 4,320,000 gallons of water per day passes over the falls. The Largest stone weighs 77,000 pounds.

sign about Cold Water Falls
Cold Water Falls
Cold Water Falls
Karen Duquette at Cold Water Falls
sign about Tuscumbia's Big Spring

Below: An amazing likeness to an American Indian chieftain is expertly carved in an oak tree by a chainsaw artist. Unfortunately, the tree and carving are deteriorating and no longer in the best of condition.

Sign about the memorial water feature
American Indian chieftain carving
Petrified  conifer Tree 85-90 million years old
petrified tree
petrified tree
petrified tree stump sign
petrified tree stump

Spring Park holds a free light and water show; a spectacular display of dancing waters, with 51 flumes propelling water 150 feet in the air; choreographed to the music of Alabama's nationally known artists with a focus on those who recorded in Muscle Shoals. The photo below shows the fountain during the daytime. The two RV Gypsies returned for the night-time show, but did not take photographs of the night time show. They just wanted to relax and enjoy it.

water fountain at Spring Park
water fountain at Spring Park and ducks
water fountain at Spring Park a duck
duck with its head under the water
water fountain at Spring Park
Spring Park

The giant swan shown below lit-up at night during the Spring Park Light and Water Show. Photos of the swan at night are shown at the bottom of this page.

giant swan
giant swan

A small stone bridge with waterwheels.

A small stone bridge
waterwheels
waterwheels
waterwheels

A covered bridge and train tracks
for the children's train ride
that runs throughout the park.

A small suspension bridge
that moved when the two RV Gypsies
walked on it.

covered bridge and train tracks
A small suspension bridge

View from each side of the suspension bridge.

view from the suspension bridge
view of hthe covered bridge from the suspension bridge
view from the suspension bridge
view of hthe covered bridge from the suspension bridge

Lee on the suspension bridge at Spring Park in Tuscumbia, Alabama

Lee Duquette on the suspension bridge
Lee Duquette on the suspension bridge

Spring Park provided the perfect atmosphere for the two RV Gypsies to enjoy life. It was a large park with picnic areas, a big playground, a train ride, carousel, a small roller coaster for young kids, a waterfall, suspension bridge, covered bridge, part of a petrified tree, statues, ducks, and lots of history. There are some stores and a restaurant within walking distance. Parking and entrance was free, but the train and carousel costs.

train ride at Spring Park
train ride at Spring Park
carousel at Spring Park
Wee Palace shop - closed
child's roller coaster ride

The swam lit-up at night. The photo on below the left was taken with flash. The photo on the right was taken without flash.

swan lit-up at night
swan lit-up at night
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You may visit these 8 sections in any order you choose.

Heritage Acres RV Park

Cane Creek Canyon Preserve

Helen Keller's birthplace

Spring Park & world's largest man-made waterfall

A water park in Tuscumbia

dinner & view from the Mariott in the sky

Whippoorwill Park in Sheffield

The Old Railroad Bridge in Sheffield

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go to the next adventure of the two RV  GypsiesAFTER you have viewed all eight (8) sections above, please continue on to Calhoun, Georgia, the amazing and unique Folk Art Center, a white peacock and more.