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DeSoto Caverns

5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044-5663
+1 256-378-7252
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family outing

Brought my family up for a day trip. the cavern was neat but the prices were outrageous. our tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nashrj117
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Millbrook, Alabama
Expensive and boring

Although the cave is pretty, it's definitely not worth the prices they charge for the attractions... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Xochitl B
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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 yards long. Today Desoto Caverns Family Fun Park is a popular attraction with rides, exhibits and outdoor activities the whole family can enjoy.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044-5663
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Reviewed yesterday

Brought my family up for a day trip. the cavern was neat but the prices were outrageous. our tour guide was good but for what it cost to take the tour you would think you would get to see more of the cavern. the tour...More

Thank nashrj117
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although the cave is pretty, it's definitely not worth the prices they charge for the attractions they offer. I would expect bigger, more fun attractions for the amounts they charge. The food options aren't any better....

Thank Xochitl B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a fun day although a bit Pricey for a person on a fixed income who would like to spend a fun day w/ grands. it will be awhile before we go Bk .

Thank Nancy W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice size cavern. Was disappointed the tour was mostly the main room. Felt it was overpriced. They take a picture inside the cavern and I feel like it should be included in the price of tour.

1  Thank Orbin1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learned a lot of history about the cave, the area and local folks. Was a bit disappointed that cave was as small and tour only lasted just at an hour. Guide was informative, friendly and answered all questions.

1  Thank Gail D
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Wanted to take our 9, 7, and 4 yr old to a cave somewhere on the way down to Gulf Shores. Due to timing of our driving, I chose this one for us. My husband and I have been to caves in Mexico, but this...More

Thank flyeaa
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Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your thoughtful review, we always enjoy hearing from our guests who have seen other caves as well. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at DeSoto Caverns and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

An hour from Birmingham, this makes a nice stop on your trip. The tours are every hour and last an hour in a 60 degree cavern. We had a very good guide who not only provided a lot of information about the Caverns but also...More

Thank deborah r
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We traveled to the Cavern for the first time with our Cub Scout Pack for our Annual Big Trip. We did an overnight adventure and slept in the cave...... We had almost 90 people stay the night..... It was AWESOME! Our guide for the evening,...More

2  Thank Sean M
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I have often enjoyed this park and love their Halloween event. The offer plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Thank Kare M
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Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed their time with us!

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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

DeSoto Caverns is a beautiful place. It was used before the white man came here by Indians as a place to live, store things and have ceremonies. What's the white man found the area they use it for the same things. During prohibition it was...More

Thank Frog P
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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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