Coldwater Falls

The centerpiece of Spring Park in downtown Tuscumbia, Coldwater Falls is a man-made waterfall that is constructed with over 2,000 tons of sandstone.  It stretches 80 feet wide and is 42 feet tall.  Each day over 4.3 million gallons of water flow over the falls.  Near the falls, an Indian statue, Sacred Tears, stands 12 feet in height and pays tribute to Tuscumbia’s early heritage in commemoration of Native Americans.

The highly photographed waterfall is considered the world's largest man-made natural stone waterfall to be known in existence.  The waterfall was in construction for 120 days and the largest stone weighs 77,000 pounds.

During holidays, visitors are treated to a special display of lights.  The Spring Park Light and Water Show offers a spectacular display of dancing waters, with 51 flumes propelling water 150 feet into the air; choreographed to the music of Alabama’s nationally known artists with a focus on those who recorded in Muscle Shoals.  A patriotic show is presented near holidays and a Christmas show is offered during December.


Latitude: 34.729058 Longitude: -87.703559 Elevation: 430 ft
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Seasons Accessible

Open year-round

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Contact Information

Susann Hamlin - Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau
(256) 383-0783
719 U.S. Hwy 72 W
Tuscumbia, AL 35674 US
Angie Pierce - Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
256-350-3519 (Fax)
PO Box 2537
Decatur, AL 35602 US


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