I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime. To the Rocky Mountains, to the Atlantic Ocean, to the Midwest…. I’ve managed to cover a lot of ground. But that’s the thing, all these places have been on the ground, or rather, above ground. So this weekend I got to do something I’ve never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I’ve ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.

Weekend Trip: Desoto Caverns-I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime, but this weekend I got to do something I've never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I've ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.|sevendaysaweek.co

In case you’ve never been (or don’t even know where it’s at), DeSoto Caverns is in Childersburg, Alabama, which is basically in between Birmingham and Auburn.

Weekend Trip: Desoto Caverns-I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime, but this weekend I got to do something I've never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I've ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.|sevendaysaweek.co

This particular cavern has a lot of history and it was interesting to learn about its many uses over the years, including being used as a speak-easy during Prohibition.

Weekend Trip: Desoto Caverns-I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime, but this weekend I got to do something I've never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I've ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.|sevendaysaweek.co

Another neat thing you can experience in the cave is a laser show. It explains how the caverns are formed and gave the story of Creation. To sit in the middle of the caverns and think about its formation was a memorable experience.

Weekend Trip: Desoto Caverns-I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime, but this weekend I got to do something I've never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I've ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.|sevendaysaweek.co

While the presentations and tour were excellent, just being there was mind-blowing. To look up and see stalactites looming high overhead, to walk by stalagmites that have stood for hundreds of years…. Even if you don’t have a love for geology, you can’t help but be amazed.

Weekend Trip: Desoto Caverns-I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime, but this weekend I got to do something I've never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I've ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.|sevendaysaweek.co

Weekend Trip: Desoto Caverns-I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime, but this weekend I got to do something I've never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I've ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.|sevendaysaweek.co

Weekend Trip: Desoto Caverns-I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime, but this weekend I got to do something I've never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I've ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.|sevendaysaweek.co

The great thing about DeSoto Caverns is that it’s basically a theme park built around the cave. It’s a great place for kids and adults, with something for everyone. Water balloon fights, a maze, and gem stone panning are just a few of the attractions for you to enjoy. Possibly my favorite activity, besides the cavern itself, was the archery.

Weekend Trip: Desoto Caverns-I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime, but this weekend I got to do something I've never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I've ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.|sevendaysaweek.co

While I’ve never picked up a bow in my life, I found a new love for the sport. I may just have to pursue this interest….

So if you’re ever in the area, or even if you’re not, DeSoto Caverns is a great place for people of all ages to come to have fun and explore.

Weekend Trip: Desoto Caverns-I have been to a lot of places in my lifetime, but this weekend I got to do something I've never done before: I went underground. DeSoto Caverns is actually the first time I've ever experienced going into a cave, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing.|sevendaysaweek.co