Cave Tour Information
We are proud to announce that the caverns will open for tours effective Saturday, May 16, 2020. We ask for your patience as we adjust our procedures for everyone’s safety.
New Policies and Procedures
Tours will be scheduled for 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, and 4PM. Tours may be added based on demand. Same day tour reservations will be available by phone. Nonrefundable full payment will be required at the time of phone reservation. Tour prices are $18 for ages 12 years and up, $9 for ages 5-11, and 4-Under there is no charge. Please call 205-647-9692 for same day tour reservations. Those with reservations will need to check in at least 15 minutes prior for scheduled tour.
In Person Ticket Purchases:
Tickets will be purchased through the side window of the Welcome Center. Direction and signage are provided for guidance.
Tour Capacity Limit:
Tours will be limited to 10 guests per tour. There may be exceptions made for family units.
Park guests are required to maintain a social distance of 6 feet, unless you are in the same family unit.
Limited Capacity in Park Buildings:
Capacity limits will be posted on park facilities and those guidelines must be followed as safety precautions.
Personal Protection Equipment:
We recommend park guests bring their own mask to wear. Hand sanitizing stations will be offered at designated locations throughout the cave. Please remember clean hands are very important to keep park guests and employees safe.
Designated Sanitation Crew:
We will have designated staff members to disinfect areas of the park frequently for everyone’s safety.
Employees will be provided personal protection equipment and hand sanitizer. Employees will wear appropriate PPE when necessary for the assigned work duties.
Tour Admission Fee (January-November)
Age 12 and up: $18.00
Age 5 to 11: $9.00
Under Age 5: FREE with parent or guardian
Cave Hours: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm daily
Note: For your safety and convenience, access to the cave is available only with a tour guide. Be advised the cave tour is one mile long with 110 steps to exit at the end. It stays a comfortable 62 degrees in the cave all year long. Virtual reality tours are available for anyone unable to walk through the cave.
Virtual Reality Cave Tour
For those guest unable to walk through the cave we offer a VR Cave Tour. The tour is guided by one of the original boy scouts who helped develop the cave. This experience is free and subject to availability.
CAMPING AND CAVE TOUR PACKAGE
- With at least one night of camping a discounted cave admission for all adults (age 12 and older) of $13.00 and for children (5-11) $8.00
- Package availability subject to cave operating schedule.
GROUP CAVE TOURS
- Special groups of 20 or more (school, civic, commercial organizations, etc) during seasonal tour schedule can be arranged by appointment.
- Call the park office at 205-647-9692 year-round.
- Group discounts are $8.00 per child for the cave tour or $12.00 for cave tour and gem mining
- Adults are $13.00 for the cave tour
- Teachers are free (one teacher per class)