Dismals Wonder Gardens, Phil Campbell, Alabama

This image shows a typical natural scene of the location once known as the Dismal Wonder Gardens. It was an attraction operated privately until it was converted to a National Landmark, and renamed Dismals Canyon.

Color courtesy of the Dismals

The description states:

DISMALS WONDER GARDENS

Phil Campbell, Alabama

Truly a nature lover’s Shangri-La, the name Dismals comes from the Dismalites – tiny phosphorescent worms that twinkle like the stars on the rocks on summer nights. One of the South’s oldest undisturbed forests, the Dismals is also noted for its variety of ferns, herbs and mosses. See the “Trail of the Talking Trees”.

–The canyon is in a relatively remote part of northwestern Alabama.

This card likely dates from the 1950’s.

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