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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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The Caverns

My family camped here for the weekend. I would recommend this place for small children. If you go I... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Carleen D
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
via mobile
Nice for adults, NOT for small children

We decided to stop here on our way back from Anniston to Montgomery. We thought that the kids... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
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  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I was surprised by the creativity and wholesomeness of this park. It feels like it's a family affair, but is remarkably well done. If you go on a Monday in June or July, you can get unlimited cave and games for $20 a person! What...More

5  Thank Dan D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I took myself and my 8yr old girl (who is interested in geology) for the tour today. The caverns have amazing formations, many of which I am told we are not allowed to access, due to safety issues. Could the management possibly offer separate smaller...More

12  Thank Nola_Trave1er
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My family camped here for the weekend. I would recommend this place for small children. If you go I would recommend a half a day or less. It's small, well kept and young children will have a blast. The tour of the Caverns was nice....More

Thank Carleen D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We decided to stop here on our way back from Anniston to Montgomery. We thought that the kids would have fun with all of the activities and the caverns themselves. Boy were we wrong. We ended up buying a package, and took a tour of...More

1  Thank dd65stang
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We would like to say thanks to our guide, Shelby. She did a good job. She was very calm and had patience with the kids. She explaining the history of the cavern. During our tour one kid was a little cranky, she was fantastic with...More

Thank nm2mack
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place for kids. However, before you go there, better check the price structure . Kid rides are pretty basic and very expensive. The packages they offer are just not that good from a cost standpoint. We showed up with six grandchildren...More

2  Thank Dan B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Our guide, Shelby did a good job explaining the history of the cavern. You can tell it has been commercialized for a long time. The history of the cave was quite interesting. the cave itself was beautiful and rather sad where parts of the formations...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We were pretty disappointed. The cave is pretty enough, but we only saw 1 room. It was flooded because of recent storms so the tour was cut short. We were not informed of this when we purchased our tickets. The guide tried very hard and...More

1  Thank Cjones103
Management response:Responded 28 June 2017

Hi Mr Jones, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We always want our guests to experience the marvel of the beautiful caverns, but sometimes weather plays an unpleasant role with a natural environment. You should have received a discount ticket price at the...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here and had a lot of fun. I will say the attractions for the kids need some work. A lot of the wood is rotting and the attractions could use a fresh coat of paint. The price is extremely high as well, we...More

Thank Charris80
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We got our tickets online before going so we could save a little money on the attractions. We had the best time. So much to do. It was a fun day trip for us. The kids have been asking if we could go back this...More

Thank cindyscarborough228
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I love "old school" tourist attractions...Rock City, Ruby Falls, Desoto Caverns. Like stepping back to the 1960's...so fun! Have seen the signs for Desoto Caverns for years and finally made the trek out to Childersburg over Memorial Day weekend. Great family park, although the other...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome Place to bring your family and admire the beauty of His creation! We will be coming back in a bigger group.

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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 :/