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DeSoto Caverns

5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044-5663
+1 256-378-7252
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Fun Place

We visited here and had a lot of fun. I will say the attractions for the kids need some work. A lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fun, fun, fun

We got our tickets online before going so we could save a little money on the attractions. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phenix City, 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%
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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love "old school" tourist attractions...Rock City, Ruby Falls, Desoto Caverns. Like stepping back to the 1960's...so fun! Have seen the signs for Desoto Caverns for years and finally made the trek out to Childersburg over Memorial Day weekend. Great family park, although the other...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Place to bring your family and admire the beauty of His creation! We will be coming back in a bigger group.

Thank MadeleineLee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great field trip for my first and second graders! My class has gone for several years running now. I always hear "best field trip ever"!

1  Thank Jeannie Curry L
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

It is a nice place,very clean and well organized.Staff very knowledgeable of history and events that has happened here. Nice gift and souvenir shop. Fun they also have good food, lots for kids to do. They have cabins available for overnight stay if you want....More

1  Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Although it was forecast rainy, my family chose this site for a day trip. Never having taken a cavern tour, I didn't know what to expect. I was delightfully surprised. Desoto Caverns was very easy to find. It opened at 1:00 on Sunday which was...More

4  Thank Patty R
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great attraction and great people. The cavern has a rich history that has been dated back at least 2,000 years. Native Americans viewed the cavern as the "womb" of the Creek Nation. It was used in the Civil War by Confederate troops to mine nitrates...More

2  Thank TAS35
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Environmental Club at my school took a group of 26 middle school students, 7 parents, 3 teachers to DeSoto Caverns yesterday. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. All of the staff there were extremely kind and accommodating. The Caverns, themselves are very impressive and the guided...More

1  Thank mlpbs
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My son and I visited the DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park as a part of the Cub Scouts/Boys Scouts trip. We spent the night inside the cave, which was a totally awesome experience. All of the kids did enjoy getting to play many of the...More

1  Thank SirJanos
Management response:Responded 26 March 2017

Hi Sir Janos, I am glad that you had an unforgettable experience spending the night in our caverns. I am sorry that you saw our facility as focused on money, because our core focus is Excellence, Teamwork, and Care while reaching hearts. I believe you...More

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Aisha D
Is the park open the day after Thanksgiving?
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
I saw some reviewers mention water activities. Do we need to bring swimsuits?
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
How long is the cave tour? Do you have to schedule it in advance?
3 July 2016|
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Response from joe30113 | Reviewed this property |
The cave tour is about 45 mins. They run every hour till 5:30