Every hour, on the half hour, a Cave Host will greet you outside the entrance of the Cave to take you on your Underground Adventure.
Your guided caverns tour lasts one hour.
Ever Timeless Tour includes our Caverns Light show! Our show includes a lasers, sound, water, and light spectacle that is a must see! We have several different Caverns Light Shows based on seasons and holidays, so be sure to check our calendar for information on which one will take place on your tour!
Yes, we encourage the use of photography and video in the cave!
Yes, they are. Our cave has a tunnel, making it accessible for you and your young ones.
The following items are prohibited:
- Food or drink (these items often have acidic or carbonated properties which erode the live formations inside our Caverns)
- Cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco. DeSoto Caverns is a tobacco free environment
- Chewing gum
DeSoto Caverns reserves the right to prohibit additional items that may pose safety concerns for either the live Caverns or other guests. If you have an unlisted item you would like to bring into the cave that is not listed as approved, please contact us to request approval in advance and recognize that if approval is not given, the item may not be allowed into the caverns.
Yes, we are. We are proud to be one of the first caves to be handicap accessible throughout the entire tour! We now have a tunnel instead of stairs that leads into the caverns and there are no longer any areas of the cave where stairs are used. Because of the natural environment of the cave, some areas had to be steeply ramped and will require an additional helper to navigate. Warning: For cave visitors in a wheelchair, it is required that you bring a capable assistant to help you with navigating the steep portions of the cave.
We are open all holidays except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.
Yes, pets are allowed in the park as long as they remain on a leash. Inside the cave we only allow pets if you are capable of holding them throughout the tour. People who bring their pets are responsible for cleaning up their pet's waste. People with pets also will be held responsible for any damage their pet creates. Because of the indoor-outdoors nature of a cave, we cannot have any animals using the restroom inside the caverns, so they must be small enough to be held through the entirety of the tour.
The temperature inside the cave is 60°F year-round. In the summer, it will be refreshingly cool, and in the winter it will be a comfortable warmer temperature. Because the entrance to our cave is a steep ramped tunnel we recommend wearing shoes with traction on the bottom, although there is a handrail for steadying yourself if your shoes are smooth on bottom.
It does not rain inside the cave. Although, because this cave is still growing you may experience getting dripped on occasionally. We like to call these occasional drips "cave kisses."