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DeSoto Caverns

5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044-5663
+1 256-378-7252
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If you like over paying and feeling rept off while having religion shoved down your throat than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jason b
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Huntsville, Alabama
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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 3 weeks ago
nashrj117
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Millbrook, Alabama
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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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“cave tour” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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 1 week ago via mobile

If you like over paying and feeling rept off while having religion shoved down your throat than this place is for you. I wish I would have read the reviews before I went. I can guarantee I won't be back.More

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Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 in our weekly meeting and values your input from your experience. Our Team...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your tour guide as we are actively involved with our team members and how to best serve our guest. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our guest experience because our core values are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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....More

Thank Xochitl B
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Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 Team Members will be made...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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 .

1  Thank Nancy W
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Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Our leadership team regularly reviews every review our business receives and looks at how to create the best experience for our guests, so thank you for sharing!

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 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 May 29, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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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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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