Alabama Nature February 17, 2017
You’ll Never Forget Your Trip To These Amazing Caves Hiding In Alabama
Alabama is home to many caves that attract cave enthusiasts from around the world. One of the state’s most popular caves is DeSoto Caverns. Read on to learn what makes this natural wonder truly special.
DeSoto Caverns, located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in Childersburg, is a series of caves that attract visitors from near and far.
DeSoto Caverns is open year round, and it receives 80,000 to 100,000 visitors per year.
One of the most unique things about DeSoto Caverns is that it contains one of the largest collections of onyx-marble stalagmites and stalactites in the world.
The main room of DeSoto Caverns, which is called the "Great Onyx Cathedral," measures 12 stories high and is longer than a football field.
It's no wonder DeSoto Caverns' nickname is "Alabama's Big Cave."
DeSoto Caverns has an incredible history. It was used by Native Americans as a burial site, it was used for mining saltpeter during the Civil War, and during Prohibition, it was used as a speakeasy.
DeSoto Caverns, which was originally known as Kymulga Cave, was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1976.
DeSoto Caverns is what makes up DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park.
DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park offers more than 25 attractions for all ages, including the popular Lost Trail Maze and Gemstone Panning.
At DeSoto Caverns, visitors have the opportunity to explore the caverns with a guided tour that lasts approximately one hour.
Admission costs are as follows: Adults $21.99; Children (ages 4-11) $17.99; Children 3 and under are free. For additional information, click
The main feature of the tour is the light, sound and water show.
According to several people who've watched this show, it makes the trip to DeSoto Caverns well worth it.
There's no denying that DeSoto Caverns is one of Alabama's most incredible natural wonders. It's a definite must visit!
DeSoto Caverns (Family Fun Park) is located at 5181 DeSoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, Alabama 35044.
Have you ever toured DeSoto Caverns? If so, what did you think? For another Alabama cave with an incredible history, click