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DeSoto Caverns

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Good Family Fun

We took the cave tour. Beautiful stalactites and stalagmites! Our tour guide, Ben, was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
4whatitsworth2day
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Desota Caverns

We had a good time. It is definitely more for kids. My only suggestion is it needs more food... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
J C
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the cave tour. Beautiful stalactites and stalagmites! Our tour guide, Ben, was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 4whatitsworth2day
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Price $$$$ is hard to swallow. We have seen many caverns and this was not worth the money we paid to see it. If you have never seen a cavern before, go and enjoy. It will be a memory you will never forget. If you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We had a good time. It is definitely more for kids. My only suggestion is it needs more food options like nachos, pretzels, cotton candy, etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank J C
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Would be ok, but waayyyy overpriced. We paid $170 for the "festival" and 3 attractions. The train ride, a cave tour, and the maze. My husband was looking at the cave instead of looking at the girl talking and she was very rude to him....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Chrystal S
Reviewed October 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ronda L
Reviewed October 6, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nwojlo
Reviewed September 13, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Catherine M
Reviewed September 12, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lucy H
Reviewed September 11, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gay Griffin H
July 29, 2017|
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Response from Dan B | Reviewed this property |
No ticket for kids under 3.
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Aisha D
October 2, 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
September 12, 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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