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Woodville - Cathedral Caverns State Park

637 Cave Road

Originally called Bat Cave, Cathedral Caverns was opened to the public by Jacob Gurley in the 1950's. The cave was renamed because of its cathedral-like appearance.  Purchased by the state in 1987, it was opened as a State Park in the summer of 2000.  The first feature most people notice about Cathedral Caverns is its massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high, a possible world record for commercial caves. The grand entrance is only the beginning. Inside the cavern are some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created including “Goliath”- one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference.   Cathedral Caverns features many amazing sites:  a "caveman" perched atop a flowstone wall, a "frozen" waterfall, a large stalagmite forest and a most improbable stone formation - a stalagmite that is 27 feet tall and 3 inches wide!


Joey Pyron

Monday, March 26, 2018
Had a great visit here on a cold rainy day in March. Some of the natural balance was altered, but it's a touristy place, so it is impossible to not disturb. It's a pretty long walk with slopes uphill and downhill so if you have trouble walking, you may want to skip it. I didn't really care for the Christmas laser lights at the end as the cave itself is pretty magnificent, but I guess you have to keep the kiddies entertained somehow! I enjoyed my trip here.

Mandolina Newman

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Loved this place. Learned many interesting facts! I was concerned my husband couldn't walk the mile and a half. The employees were very nice and carried my husband on their golf cart. We were in a small group. It was nice to be able to enjoy the tour without worrying about my husband. Would rate the park out of 5. Beautiful!

LaTisha Byrd

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
One of the best cave tours we've been on. It was longer than any other one we've been on as well. The only thing is I wish they would discourage cameras. Not necessarily camera phones but actual cameras. It's very dark inside and when someone uses a professional flash its very distracting and painful especially to small children. We would definitely like to come again. The facilities were very clean and the staff was very friendly.

Donna Roos

Sunday, April 15, 2018
The staff are all very friendly and helpful, especially Miss Judy! The tour inside Cathedral Caverns is truly amazing! My son and I have visited here twice now. March 2017 & April 2018.

Sarah Schuyler

Friday, March 23, 2018
It was an amazing visit. It would be a nice and cool on a hot day. The tour guys were wonderful and we even saw a couple bats!

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