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DeSoto Caverns is a series of caves and a tourist attraction located in Childersburg, Talladega County, Alabama. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, it is touted as "Alabama's Big Cave". In addition to the caves, the park offers various other attractions, including a three-quarter acre maze known as the Lost Trail Maze, panning for gemstones, a climbing wall, and amusement park style rides. While on the caverns tour, visitors can view a sound, light, and water show that changes with the holidays and seasons.Using our online itinerary creator, Childersburg attractions like Majestic Caverns can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Before being commercialized as DeSoto Caverns, the cave was well known locally as Kymulga Cave. There is evidence that the cave was formerly used by Native Americans, and it was mined during the Civil War.
The main room of the cave is twelve stories high and larger than a football field. The entrance has been enlarged from an earlier period when it was a 4ft by 8ft hole in the side of a hill.
It was thought at one time that the cave system was very large, extending from near Childersburg to Talladega, Alabama. However, explorations have revealed only one place where the cave continues for any distance beyond the main room. At the left end of the rear wall of the main room, the cave continues some two or three hundred yards, ending at a blank wall and a small pool of water. With the possible exception of an underwater exit through this pool, there are no other known unexplored routes in the cave.
The caverns are noted for one of the largest continuing accumulations of onyx-marble stalagmites and stalactites in the world. DeSoto Caverns has actively growing rock formations (speleothems). For this reason, guests are not permitted to touch most of the rock formations.
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Wonderful time at Majestic (formerly Desoto) Caverns...great cave tour and lots of fun games etc. for the kids and adults! Great employees as well!
Wonderful time at Majestic (formerly Desoto) Caverns...great cave tour and lots of fun games etc. for the kids and adults! Great employees as well! more »
Our girl scout troop stayed overnight and enjoyed it so much! They were asking when they could go back! Blake and Houston went above and beyond to make our time the best! The girls were entertained...
Our girl scout troop stayed overnight and enjoyed it so much! They were asking when they could go back! Blake and Houston went above and beyond to make our time the best! The girls were entertained... more »
Great visit here today. We really enjoyed the cavern tour. Great new lazer show during the tour. The group was a little big in our opinion but the guide did well managing it. I think a smaller group would have made for a much better time. But it is a great time if your in the area.
We found this cave by stopping at the Welcome Center or as we named them Adventure Centers. This tour was simply amazing! The whole park has a lot of different things to do while you wait for your tour time. The cave is very well lit and there are handrails all the way through. The Lazer show at the end is spectacular!
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