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DeSoto Caverns, Childersburg

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#12 of 35 in Nature in Alabama
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 exc...  more »
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  • If you need something to do this is a decent stop. It's a single room cave where they installed a projector for a video and laser show in the water fountain. The tour guide has information but mostly jokes. We ended up explaining stalactites and stalagmites to our child after the guide mentioned them and went on to make jokes about what they look like. It would have been better if it was cheaper and you could look around by yourself and read a sign about the stuff they placed in the cave.
  • Way over priced! $10 per person at the gate. $27 per person for the cave tour. $117.00 for three people for barely an hour of entertainment. Over the years the tour has been reduced to a walk in a circle. It used to be pretty amazing. Guide was lackluster at best. Not very knowledgeable.
  • Prepare for a dis-informative creationist sermon and an embarrassing "God and Country" 5 minute laser light show. Our tour was incredibly cheesy and tedious, our guide more concerned with what the different cave features appear to be than anything else about the cave. He didn't ask for questions but when I asked anyway he couldn't answer anything. He couldn't even tell me how large or old the cave was. There are much better cave tours out there and none of them so expensive and wrapped in a cheesy theme park like this one.
  • I really enjoyed our trip to Desoto Caverns. Our tour guide, as all tour guides, was full of corny jokes and informative details of the history of the caverns. I thought there would be more of a hike, I was almost hoping so, but it was more of a tour of one large cave and a tiny path not wide enough for wheelchairs. I think in the future there are building a more adventurous tour. I sure hope so.
  • We stayed here one night on our trip (April 2017). It was a perfect distance between our spring break destination and home to take a break. The camp site (14) was full hookup (30amp) and level. They had a couple of bath rooms with shower, toilet, and sink. The staff was all friendly and polite. We enjoyed our guided trip into the cavern and the kids enjoyed the other attractions, too. Unlike others, I was happy to see a place like this recognize its creator.

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