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DeSoto Caverns

5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044-5663
+1 256-378-7252
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Old School

I'm a child of the 50's so when I say "old school" I know what I'm talking about. This is like a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
First visit to Caverns for our family

My husband, our two children (ages 6 and 12) and I visited the caverns along with my brother and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holland, Ohio
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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%
Travellers talk about
“light show” (28 reviews)
“cave tour” (39 reviews)
“gift shop” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044-5663
+1 256-378-7252
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm a child of the 50's so when I say "old school" I know what I'm talking about. This is like a trip back in time, when kids played hard and got sweaty! These folks aren't competing with Disney for rides and entertainment but our...More

Thank Mammmmmm
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, our two children (ages 6 and 12) and I visited the caverns along with my brother and sister in law. Tour is about an hour long. Very beautiful inside and the laser light show was really unique. Relatively easy access in and out...More

Thank julieindisguise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank dd65stang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Cjones103
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

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 10 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 6 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
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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
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 :/
Nicole H
3 July 2016|
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Response from 516bethl | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour. No you don't have to schedule it. When you go & buy your tickets, you are automatically scheduled for the next one.