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DeSoto Caverns

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Day Trip Adventure

We went there with our son and his family that includes 3 young children. Therexwere plenty of... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
George K
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Beautiful cave

This cave had unique formations but turned out to be just one floor of a BIG room. The tour was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, Mississippi
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“cave tour”(41 reviews)
Desoto Caverns Family Fun Park , one of Alabama's magnificent natural wonders, rests in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Desoto Caverns was the first officially recorded cave of record in 1796, with a main room 12 stories high and 100...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044-5663
+1 256-378-7252
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This cave had unique formations but turned out to be just one floor of a BIG room. The tour was lead around the perimeter. It was boring compared to other bigger, multi level caves we toured. The other activities on site were way over priced,...More

Thank athernlillie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some friends and I went to the park for the Tomb of the risen dead event. We had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We plan to go back during the day to see the laser light show in the cave.

Thank Ronda L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cave tours was overpriced. Don’t get me wrong it was cool to see, and hear the history. But for a one hour tour, in one part only, and a laser show. Should not be over $50 dollars for two people. Plus $10 more if you...More

Thank Nwojlo
Reviewed 14 September 2018

If you want to have fun and explore a cave, go somewhere else. You only see 1 room. Over priced. They try to indoctrinate you.

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I love going to DeSoto Caverns! It is a great deal and being near by in Birmingham, it doesn't require an overnight. I have taken my family there on several occasions for the Cave Tour and the amusement park! We have also taken out of...More

Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Go Dragons! Our tour guide was new but very knowledgeable about his job. Very down to earth! Now with that being said this cave was one of the smallest as fair as how far you can go into. But it has the largest open area...More

Thank Shahronda B
Reviewed 29 August 2018

And you’ll have to stay… The highly religious laser light show at the end takes place in full darkness. Even if you wanted to leave, it wouldn’t be safe to move around. There is nothing in their printed brochures indicating the extreme proselytizing that they...More

1  Thank clarkbhm
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Loved the outdoor family atmosphere. Lyris was so helpful, polite and funny. She went out of her way to help me and my family feel like part of the Desoto Caverns family. Amia was so kind. She ran the gemstone panning which was what I...More

Thank jess72714
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We stayed at the camp site, eventually this will be a nice getaway. Still have a long way to go, No onsite Host, water issues, no communication with camp guest. Staff is young (very nice) but, not experienced or trained well enough to handle issues..etc..busted...More

1  Thank StaceyG1149
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We went there with our son and his family that includes 3 young children. Therexwere plenty of activities for them but limited activities for adults. The most fun we had was a water baloon fight which allowed adult participation. Price was reasonable. The adult portion...More

1  Thank George K
Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi George, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit to DeSoto Caverns! It means so much to us to hear your favorite parts of your trip and why, as we...More

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Gay Griffin H
30 July 2017|
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Response from Dan B | Reviewed this property |
No ticket for kids under 3.
Aisha D
3 October 2016|
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Response from jadestar62 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to call the park for that information. Sorry. My guess is since they are a family owned/managed attraction, is that they will be closed. But call to check to get that information
13 September 2016|
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Response from Mommytraveler1022 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The bubble game and the water balloon game can you get you pretty soaked. We didn't know and left with wet clothes and hair :/