DeSoto Caverns not only has a rich historical background, but is full of the beauty of science. In addition to being the first cavern on record, DeSoto Caverns is also noted for having one of the largest accumulations of onyx-marble stalagmites and stalactites in the world. The Caverns contains many formations, ranging from the commonly known stalactite, stalagmite, and column, to the more rare formations of the Caverns flowstone, draperies, helictites, and cave bacon (yes, that's a real formation name). The artful tapestries of color on our formations speak to the rich minerals of the local area. Every color in our Caverns is the fingerprint of the nutrients above the earth. This exquisite expression showcases that the care we take in preserving our beautiful planet affects even the hidden majestic places in this world.