Underground Classroom

What better way to learn than to be submerged, literally, in the subject! We have just that opportunity for our school groups! Our Underground Classroom includes a special extended tour including a unique underground classroom experience, led by our trained guides.

 
 

Geological

During the extended Underground Classroom, students will learn about stalactites, stalagmites, and more geographical information.


Historical

Our caverns is blessed with a rich history extending back over 2,000 years ago, some of the historical points your class would learn about are: 

  • 2,000 years ago the Woodland Indians
  • Age of Exploration including Hernando DeSoto's trail past DeSoto Caverns
  • Early American History : DeSoto Caverns is the first cave on record in America
  • George Washington's Scout found the cave and reported it to him.
  • I.W. Wright is our earliest graffiti in DeSoto Caverns and was killed within the cave by Native Americans.
  • Civil War
  • Prohibition

Artifacts & Fossils

We also discuss the sedimentary layers and how fossils are formed. We also have a time where students get to see and touch a Mastadon bone found in our cave!