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DeSoto Caverns

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Beautiful place, friendly staff, but a bit pricey and overstated

I went with my wife, toddler and infant sons and sister's family which also included two little... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
John R
Nice detour

Nice visit to the caverns. Laser light show was nice. Wish it was a bigger tour. Lots of extra... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Tammy N
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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
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5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044-5663
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+1 256-378-7252
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with my husband on a road trip. Would highly recommend to folks with kids. They have many family activities and the cave is pretty and has local history associated with it. The tour also ends with a laser light show.

Thank Christin C
Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hi Christin, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your time. We hope you have a wonderful rest of your road trip.

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited on a Thursday and got there at 2 PM. We were literally the only people there other than the workers. It is $22.99 per person for JUST the cavern tour, no attractions included. You can pay $29.99 for a cavern...More

2  Thank ashlynboulton
Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our guest experience because our core values are excellence, teamwork and care. Our leadership team has reviewed your comments and values your input from your experience. Our guides will be made aware...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful historical site. Amazing caverns. Tour guides where fun, knowledgeable and very helpful. My mom loves to take pictures. And boy did we take tons of them. Very inexpensive.

Thank sandra7908
Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your time at our park!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

I went with my wife, toddler and infant sons and sister's family which also included two little ones. The caves itself was quite impressive, and guided tour and video was interesting, but I probably would have preferred to have a less expensive, self-guided option. we...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Way too expensive for a 1 hour tour. Cave is small. Movie did not work. The extra attractions are small and very cheesy. If you have never been to a cave then it is worth a visit. But don't expect much for the high prices.

2  Thank Ehud123
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Just left DeSoto Caverns & so happy we went there. I researched a few different caverns in Al & AR & this was the perfect fit for young kids & for me as I'm claustrophobic. The main room is huge, 12 stories high & the...More

1  Thank LisaAnnC
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Nice visit to the caverns. Laser light show was nice. Wish it was a bigger tour. Lots of extra attractions for families with children. Still, nice overall.

Thank Tammy N
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This was really fun, and neat to see, very nice, go see it. I do recommend this to anyone to see, a lot of history to this cavern.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I'm a child of the 50's so when I say "old school" I know what I'm talking about. This is like a trip back in time, when kids played hard and got sweaty! These folks aren't competing with Disney for rides and entertainment but our...More

1  Thank Mammmmmm
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My husband, our two children (ages 6 and 12) and I visited the caverns along with my brother and sister in law. Tour is about an hour long. Very beautiful inside and the laser light show was really unique. Relatively easy access in and out...More

Thank julieindisguise
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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.
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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
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SndrCat
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 :/
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