DeSoto Caverns
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Plan Your Trip!

Make the most out of your trip to DeSoto Caverns and turn it into a getaway! 

Childersburg, Alabama and the surrounding areas are sure to be a fun time for anyone!


Key West Inn
5.5 miles from DeSoto Caverns

32210 US-280
Childersburg, Alabama 35044

Days Inn
6.1 miles from DeSoto Caverns

33669 US-280
Childersburg, Alabama 35044


Towne Inn
13.1 miles from DeSoto Caverns

40860 US-280
Sylacauga, Alabama 35150

Quality Inn
13.3 miles from DeSoto Caverns

89 Gene Stewart Blvd.
Sylacauga, Alabama 35151

Holiday Inn Express
13.5 miles from DeSoto Caverns

40743 US-280
Sylacauga, Alabama 35150


Budget Inn & Suites
15.7 miles from DeSoto Caverns

65600 AL Highway 77
Talladega, Alabama 35160

Holiday Inn Express
16 miles from DeSoto Caverns

240 Haynes Street
Talladega, Alabama 35160

Super 8 Talladega
16.2 miles from DeSoto Caverns

220 Haynes Street
Talladega, Alabama 35160

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Childersburg Grist Mill & Covered Bridge

Only a few miles down the road and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Kymulga Grist Mill, Covered Bridge and Park is a unique and special place in our community to visit. We invite you to come explore its natural beauty, learn about its history and enjoy some of the activities at the Gristmill, ranging from canoeing to disc golf!

The Butler Harris Rainwater Museum

The Butler Harris Rainwater Museum is a Victorian home perched on a hill, overlooking our city. It was purchased by the city of Childersburg in 1993 and has been restored and furnished to reflect its Victorian history. Artifacts of local historical significance are on display, as well. The house is open to the public free of charge by appointment only.


Blue Bell Creamery

If you've never seen ice cream being made, make sure to visit the Blue Bell Creamery in Sylacauga, Alabama. At this location, they offer an Ice Cream Parlor, an area where you can watch their ice cream being made and they have a Country Store.

Talladega National Forest

This beautiful National Forest is just down the road from our location and is a must for those who enjoy the great outdoors! The Talladega National Forest is located in the U.S. state of Alabama and covers 392,567 acres (613.39 sq mi) at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains. There are multiple hiking entrances to this gorgeous area of Alabama for those interested in some beautiful hikes!

Morgan Creek Winery

This lush land has a beautiful history as a family owned and run winery. "Morgan Creek has created its own niche. 'We specialize in muscadine and fruit wines—semi-sweet to sweetish wines—and nobody has really done those commercially,' Brammer explains. If you are interested in delicious tastes of muscadine and fruit wines, Morgan Creek Winery is a nearby must!

Selwood Farm

From the moment guests arrive at Selwood, one thing is obvious--Selwood's passion for shooting and outdoor lifestyle. We are proud of our southern heritage, circa 1834.  There is nothing more rejuvenating to the soul than experiencing a guided hunt on one of our carefully managed fields.  The Hill family is proud that the upcoming season marks our 31st year of business. 

Talladega Speedway

Talladega Speedway hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series twice a year along with the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. 

The track stays busy year around with multiple driving schools where you can be in the driver's seat with the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure and others. 

Be sure to check out the International Motorsports Hall of Fame located on track property. Open 7 days a week, there are plenty of exhibits to see. Be sure to include a tour of Talladega Superspeedway in your visit.

Yes, all parking is free.

There is no entrance fee to the park grounds, except during special occasions such as festivals or events, so be sure to check our events page for their schedule. Tickets pricing for the cave and attractions is available on our tickets page. There is never any parking fee.

Yes, we encourage the use of photography and video in the cave!

No, we are a privately owned park that has stayed in the same family for over 100 years.

Yes, they are. Our cave has a tunnel, making it accessible for you and your young ones.

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.

Yes, we offer hotdogs, pizza, chips, ice-cream, drinks, snack items, etc. in our Gift Shop. Be sure to try our award winning home-made fudge!

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."

Yes, please feel free to check our family reunion tab, and if your group has 20 or more contact us to make a reservation at a special group rate!

Yes, we have a campground on the property.