Located at the foothills of the Appalacian Mountains in Childersburg, Alabama you will find America’s first recorded Cave, Desoto Caverns.
Desoto Caverns is steeped in rich history as you might imagine by the mere fact of it’s location to the Appalachian Mountains. Now privately owned, you will find it to be a great place to take the family on vacation or staycation in the area.
1. Historic and Majestic Caves
What’s so great about the caves at Desoto Caverns?
Let’s begin with the fact that the entrance into the cave is wide and large enough for a small vehicle to drive on. No claustrophobia with such expansive space to see the stalactites and stalagmites.
There is a wonderful underground light show!
The temperature in the cave is a pleasant 60° year round so beat the heat of the summer with this underground tour.
You will hear the history of the cave from the Native American Indians who named the Cathedral room for it’s healing powers, to why Confederate soldiers used the cave and even how it was used during Prohibition era of the 1920’s.
2. Over 20 Attractions To Keep Your Family Entertained
- Lost Trail Maze
- Panning for Gemstones
- Wacky Water Golf
- Destiny Express Train Ride
- Wall Climb
- Crystal Find
- Bow & Arrow Shoot
- Canon Wars
- Water Balloon Battle
- Happy’s Hoops
- Explorer Ship
- Splash Pad
- Squirt Gun Lost Trail Maze
- and more
3. Camping Available
Bring your RV because there are full hook ups. Plan to build a campfire and relax in the wooded camp grounds. Not an RVer? No problem, you can Primitive Camp on a grassy knoll or you can pitch one or two tents in the RV site. Bathrooms are near and it’s only a couple minutes walk to the attractions. Wifi is provided.
Spending a day with family enjoying attractions always makes us hungry so we loving find places with food options too!
The cafe located inside the Gift Shop offers; Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, chicken salad, chicken nuggets, beverages and desserts!
Desoto Caverns famous fudge! Don’t miss a chance to buy some of the most famous fudge in Alabama! During the holiday season, the fudge will take on some special flavors and colors!.
There’s coffee too!
5. Holiday Happenings!
Desoto Caverns isn’t just for summer vacation folks! If you are anywhere near during October or December, you will want to make plans to take the family for these experiences.
Celebrate Halloween in Alabama during Tomb of The Living Risen at Desoto Caverns. It’s freight free interactive experience for the whole family if you wish to become part of the World of Everlast.
Nothing spooky, just fun. Costumed characters will draw you into the interactive experience for those who wish to participate. Inside the cavern you will be entertained by a choreographed fire and laser show, acrobats, jugglers and more!
Have a Latte or a Hot Chocolate! Purchase a S’mores Kit to roast around the fire.
Christmas at Desoto Caverns allows you to celebrate the joy of Advent Season at Everlast.
Christmas at Everlast is a wonderfully unforgettable experience for family of all ages. There are Christmas shows, quests and characters around every corner at this Winter “Underland.”
Story telling with St. Nick as the tells the Nativity story and The Night Before Christmas, family sing alongs, interactive participation as the story unfolds with costumed characters. The Distiny Express becomes St. Nick’s sleigh. Lots of Christmas season twinkle lights for that magical feeling. A spectacular light laser show in the cavern. Enjoy sweet treats in the cafe including the famous Fudge shop.
Roast S’mores at the outdoor Amphitheatre with your family.
No matter if you are traveling for a vacation, staycation or just a little weekend road trip near Childersburg, put Desoto Caverns on your to do list!
Pack the car and head out for a nice day at Desoto Caverns Park!