Little River Canyon Center

Front of the Canyon Center in Spring 2022

Canyon Center Hours

Canyon Center hours are Tues-Sun 10 am through 4 pm (Central Time)


Poster image for Bluegrass on the Rim at the Canyon Center, featuring Foggy Hollow, Steel City Jug Slammers, Kelli Johnson, and Megan Mullins. Tickets are 25 dollars in advance and 30 dollars day of show. Show date is June 8 2024 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are available online.

About the Canyon Center

Open to the public since 2009, the Little River Canyon Center is a Jacksonville State University building located in Northeast Alabama that adjoins the Little River Canyon National Preserve in the city of Fort Payne. With a portion leased to the National Park Service and the staff of the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the facility features a Grand Hall, HD movie theater, gift shop, natural history library, exhibits, classrooms, back deck, outdoor amphitheater and trails for both education and adventure. It is available to rent for meetings, social gatherings, corporate retreats and other special events.

The Canyon Center features a regular schedule of programs that include concerts, workshops, hikes, lectures, and other activities for students of all ages. The building itself is educational as it is LEED (Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certified structure that utilizes geothermal heating and cooling, recycled materials, added insulation and many other innovative and sustainable design elements.



Help Us With Our Efforts

Please donate to The Little River Canyon Center to assist with our environmental education and conservation efforts. 

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