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DeSoto Caverns

5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044-5663
+1 256-378-7252
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Spectacular Cave

My husband and I are long time members of the National Speleological Society and have seen and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna F
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Regular and the Tomb of the Risen Dead

We came to see the Tomb of the Risen dead but got in early in the day so we could see the cave... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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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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“light show” (31 reviews)
“cave tour” (40 reviews)
“gift shop” (23 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are long time members of the National Speleological Society and have seen and explored wild and commercial caves in many countries. We participated on two caving expeditions sponsored by Discovery Channel and National Geographic. I've rappelled 2000 feet below the surface...More

Thank Donna F
Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Donna, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to our Caverns. It's always a pleasure to host fellow caverns aficionados and we greatly value your input. It sounds like you've had the opportunity to see...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We came to see the Tomb of the Risen dead but got in early in the day so we could see the cave itself as well. The regular tour is good with a laser show and some historical facts throughout about the cave. The grounds...More

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Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for sharing!

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

First, Its going to cost you $50 each just to get in the cave and 3 "attractions". The cave is is a cave. Great if you just want to see one, but not that great. Very short guided tour and a BIG group of people,...More

Thank Ashley M
Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 16 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 Team Members will be made...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

The main cavern is huge, the size of a football field and very beautiful. The employees were super nice and we were lucky enough to get the best tour guide in my opinion, Landon was his name. This exceptional young man was witty and very...More

Thank RachelnBill
Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hi Rachel & Bill, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We post every comment that highlights a team member in the breakroom, so we'll be certain to share with Landon your comments about him! We're so glad you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 8 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 11 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 28 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

1  Thank ashlynboulton
Joy S, Manager at DeSoto Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 9 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 13 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 11 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 5 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 12 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.

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Reviewed 1 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
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Gay Griffin H
29 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
2 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
12 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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