If you are looking for a reasonably priced outing for you and your kids to enjoy, take a trip to the Desoto Caverns, located in Childersburg, Alabama. The DeSoto Caverns is full of
We arrived just in time for the Caverns tour, which was only a 15-second walk from the gift shop. Our tour guide was funny, witty and just a tad bit corny. His energy made us feel excited to learn all about the rock formations and the history of the caverns. The tour was an hour long and they allow plenty of opportunities for you to take as many pictures as you want to. At the end of the tour, they finish it with a stunning light and water show inside of the caverns. The way the lights hit the formations is absolutely breathtaking!
After our cavern adventure we decided to explore the rest of the property. We were pleasantly surprised at all of the activities they had to offer. Our family decided to try our hand at archery. It was a little more challenging than the way they make it look on the Hunger Games movies, but we managed pretty well. After that we decided to check out the DeSoto’s Lost Trail Maze. The attendant assured us that it was only a 10 to 15 minute maze…um, yeah, no! It turned out to be like a good 30 to 40 minute maze, all in good fun of course. Also the rain didn’t help but the shelter posts were a good cover. Once done with the maze we mosied to the pedal go carts, which were an enjoyable form of exercise.
The activities don’t stop there, this is an all day family fun adventure spot. DeSoto also has mini golf, paddle boats, a cavern crawl, rock climbing, water balloon fights, pedal carts, train rides and so much more. It is mixed with activities for the smaller children up to those of teenage years.
After a long day of activities don’t forget to stop by their beautiful gift shop. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t an overpriced gift shop. The trinkets and knick-knacks are easy on the pockets. I personally ended up buying a monogrammed necklace for only $5.99. We also bought a beautiful rock formation that when you crack it open the inside looks like it is lined with crystal and diamonds for only $5.99. The gift shop also offers a great selection of snacks, drinks and coffee. Our personal favorite was their handmade bakery selections which included apple tarts, muffins, cookies and the turtle fudge was to die for. It was sweet but not overly sweet like most fudge. You could see the caramel and pecans swirled throughout, which made each bite taste like heaven!
Our family had a blast and I know you will too. If you are interested in planning your day trip to the DeSoto Caverns visit https://www.desotocavernspark.com/
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