Cullman is located smack dab in the middle of Birmingham and Huntsville. When you arrive at the jet charter airport in Cullman, you’ll soon discover that this vibrant city is home to an abundance of outdoor activities and a friendly small-town vibe.
The Ave Maria Grotto should be at the top of your must-see list. The super lush 4-acre park is home to 125 mini replicas of the most famous religious structures in the world. The construction of the structures can be attributed to a Benedictine monk named Brother Joseph Zoetle. He carved the stunning sculptures during his residency at St. Bernard’s Abbey.
Don’t forget to spend time at the St. Bernard’s Abbey too. In the 1840s, monks from Germany arrived in the area to bring monastic life to America. Even today, the Benedictine community is still thriving and serving as home to monks who have given up the trappings of a modern life to serve God. You can book a tour before or after you explore the Ave Maria Grotto.
If the days you stay in Cullman are warm and the weather is just right, head over to the Sportsman Lake Park. This family-friendly park lies in the heart of Cullman. Here you can enjoy a water spray park, a small train that tours you through the park, a miniature golf course, paddle boat rides, picnics, leisurely strolls and so much more.
If you plan to disconnect from your devices and spend time roaming around the great outdoors, be sure to visit Hurricane Creek Park. Here you’ll find more than 60-acres worth of nature trails that are perfect for hiking and exploring. You’ll also find waterfalls, interesting rock formations, and more. It’s the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature.