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Cathedral Caverns State Park Woodville

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Cathedral Caverns State Park
637 Cave Road
Woodville
AL
35776
Tel: 256 728 8193

Where are we going today?

There are some pretty incredible sights in the USA, and one of them is certainly the spectacularly natural Cathedral Caverns State Park. Opened to the public since the 1950's, the caves have been a popular place for families to visit ever since. 

The first thing you will notice when you arrive at the Cathedral Caverns is the MASSIVE entrance! Much like cathedrals that we know today - now you know where the name comes from too!

The entrance is an enormous 126 feet wide and 25 feet high - how amazing is that? AND it gets better...inside the actual cavern are some of the most amazing formations nature has created! The "Goliath" is possibly one of the largest stalagmites in the entire world, coming in at 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference. 

From Big Rock Canyon to Mystery river, and of course that amazing Frozen waterfall, it really is an impressive sight that kids will just be amazed by!

Due to safety, you have to access the cave with a tour guide, but that only means that you can have all those questions answered that you have always wanted to know.

Cathedral Caverns State Park is more than just caverns. There are fun activities for kids, including panning for gems - and they get to keep what they find! The park also have camping, so you can always extend your stay if you are having TOO much fun! 

So get those walking shoes ready for a day out in this amazing Alabama state park - mother nature is waiting to show off her work to you! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$15 for cave tour.
  • Children$6 (ages 5 - 11)
  • Free Under: 4 years of age.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Gem Mine: 9am to 6pm.

All year round.

Teachers corner

Great for a school trip, with group discounts too! Give them a call to make your plan. Teachers are free! .

I'm Hungry!

There are refreshments available in the Welcome Center, but feel free to bring snacks of your own. .

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you bring that bottled water - you will want to stay hydrated! .

Any Top Tips?

Day use areas can be used from sun-up to sun-down - so make a full day of it! .

Doing our bit

Access to Alabama State Parks and State Park Programs is available without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disabilities. Everyone is welcome! .

Can I get one of those?

Gifts and souviners are available in the welcome center. A great chance to pick up something that will remind you of your adventure! .

More information

The tours operate Every 2 hours from 10am from Sept to March, then 10:15am March to August..

What people are saying?

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    These are large caves with a particularly impressive room full of beautiful formations near the end. One of the earlier rooms also has the largest column formation I've ever seen in a cave, called "Goliath".

    The trail is basically a paved road which allowed our guide to do the entire tour on a golf cart. She was not very knowledgeable and seemed far more concerned with patrons potentially peeing in the cave than anything else. Also, many formations looked like "elephant butts" to her.

    The caves are outstanding and worth seeing. You won't regret...Read More

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    very interesting and guide was very informative and humerus cave was beautiful recommend for everybody to go visit our guide was actually the manager

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    Very cool! The tour of the cave is informative and interesting. Don't be afraid to ask as many questions as possible. I pretty much quizzed our guide for the whole hour and there wasn't anything that stumped him. I recommend this as a must do if you're in the area because this cave is impressively huge, large enough to fit a ship.

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    I very much enjoyed this place. I love the outdoors and this is a must see. The tour and wondering around time takes up about 1 hour and 30 min long. It is dark and some of the cave features seems too artistic to be true, its amazing what nature can make. The tour guide does a good job in detailing the surroundings and answering questions. Outside there are various hiking trails, I recommend doing one of them after the cave. Watch out for ticks! Each one of me and my friends got 3-4 ticks.

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    Our tour guides name was Guy and he was excellent. What a wonderful day. He was very informative. The only thing that would of made it better is if the group size was smaller. And it did not allow children under the age of 5 as we 2 and they screemed all the time we were on the tour. Very different than all the other caves we've been in.

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by Ray Fowler

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These are large caves with a particularly impressive room full of beautiful formations near the end. One of the earlier rooms also has the largest column formation I've ever seen in a cave, called "Goliath".

The trail is basically a paved road which allowed our guide to do the entire tour on a golf cart. She was not very knowledgeable and seemed far more concerned with patrons potentially peeing in the cave than anything else. Also, many formations looked like "elephant butts" to her.

The caves are outstanding and worth seeing. You won't regret spending time here.

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