5 reasons to attend Tomb of the Risen Dead, a FAMILY-FRIENDLY event, at DeSoto Caverns this October

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Kids under 12 can dress up, so be sure to wear your costume! Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Magic. Wonder. Adventure. Experience it all every Friday and Saturday from 6:30-10:30PM in October at DeSoto Caverns’ annual Fall event—Tomb of the Risen Dead. Only 45 minutes from Birmingham. Here are 5 reasons this family-friendly event is sure to knock your socks off. Get tickets now!

1. Entertainment For All

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Gearing up for Halloween. Photo via DeSoto Caverns

When October hits and Halloween draws near, you’re typically overrun with scary events happening around town. But what if you aren’t a fan of things popping out and yelling boo?

DeSoto Caverns’ goal for their Tomb of the Risen Dead event is to provide a Halloween park for families, dates or anyone looking to create Fall memories that are positive and truly unforgettable. No shrieking required. Phew!

2. Enchanting Characters and Quests

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Which characters await you at Tomb of the Risen Dead? Photo via DeSoto Caverns

As you stroll through the park, you’ll be met by an array of enchanting characters—both good and evil—who would love to take you on a story-immersive quest. 

If you choose to take part, these characters will interact with you, tell you about their journey and answer your questions of curiosity. 

Will you choose to follow the light or the dark? The answer is entirely up to you. Just be sure to stay on your toes because you never know who is a friend and who is a foe. 

Special characters hold emblems and, if you have completed their quest, they will entrust you with them to share on your photo-driven quest. Be among the first to collect all five emblems by the end of the night and receive a free s’mores kit, plus some Instagram fame.

The coolest part is that each quest is different so all guests experience a journey that is completely unique!

3. Fiery Entertainment… Literally

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Enjoy amazing shows filled with fire and costumes. Photo via DeSoto Caverns

One of the main spectacles at Tomb of the Risen Dead is its many incredible shows. So if you’re looking for some thrilling fun, head to the Festival entertainment area. Here you’ll discover an exciting array of performances designed to wow you, such as:

  • Acrobats
  • Comedic jugglers
  • Fire dancing
  • And more!

See, I told you it was fiery!

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Fire dancing at Tomb of the Risen Dead. Photo via DeSoto Caverns

But for the most extraordinary experience, be sure to attend the grand show, which takes place within DeSoto Caverns’ infamous cave.

I’ll sum this show up for you in just one word—epic!

As you enter the cave, quickly find your seats and prepare to be amazed. 

When the show begins, the cave will explode to life in a brilliant choreographed show filled with color, fire, fountains and laser lights—all set to amazing orchestral music. 

This is one show you will never forget! 

Buy your tickets now!

4. Scrumptious Fall Treats

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Delicious drinks are available at DeSoto Caverns. Try their newest Autumn flavors. Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Nothing puts me in the Fall mood more than delicious Fall-flavored drinks and treats. Mmm!

Did you know that DeSoto Caverns is known for creating scrumptious treats year-round? It’s true! Their most popular—fudge.

Be sure to grab some fudge during your visit. It’s the goodness you’ve been looking for. Photo via DeSoto Caverns

During your visit, you’ll have the chance to try a variety of their tastiest treats, including:

  • Halloween-candy inspired fudge
  • Baked apple tarts
  • Fall-flavored drinks, including specialty Autumn lattes and hot chocolate.

Meals will also be available at the Cave Cafe. 

You can even purchase a s’mores kit to toast around the fire. Opt for a classic chocolate bar or give it a “Trick-or-Treat” spin with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

5. Spooky Movies 

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An exciting family-friendly event. Photo via DeSoto Caverns

If you love a good Fall flick, then be sure to take part in DeSoto Caverns’ Spooky Movie Fridays. 

Every Friday during the month of October, DeSoto Caverns will show a spooktacular film on a big screen. The best part—you can enjoy the movie under the stars around a crackling fire. Another reason to indulge in a yummy s’mores kit.

Don’t fret, parents. Movies are appropriate for all ages. Think The Addams Family, Monsters, Inc. and other family-friendly favorites. 

Tickets Available Now!

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Street performances and more during Tomb of the Risen Dead. Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Want to experience the wonder of DeSoto Caverns’ Tomb of the Risen Dead? Then hurry and purchase your tickets!

Choose between two experiences:

Complete Experience

  • Adults: $34.99
  • Kids (4-11): $29.99
  • Kids (3 and under): Free


  • Live Extraordinary Caverns Show
  • Character interactions, shows and quests
  • 5 quest-based attractions: train, maze, archery, wall-climb and secret garden

VIP Experience

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Can you handle the fire? Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Tickets are limited, so if you want to experience this event in VIP fashion, reserve your tickets now!

Includes all activities from Complete Experience, plus:

  • VIP seating
  • VIP fastpass line
  • Event t-shirt
  • Souvenir cup with unlimited fountain drinks
  • S’mores kit
  • Special event bag

Have a large group? Contact DeSoto Caverns at 256.378.7252 for pricing info on group rates.

Tickets are available online and at the gate if the event has not sold out. Play it safe and purchase ahead.

Make Your October One To Remember

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Costumes and family-friendly fun. Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Make your Fridays and Saturdays in October from 6:30-10:30PM one you’ll never forget at DeSoto Caverns’ Tomb of the Risen Dead. Tickets are just a click away.

*Parking is free.

*Kids 12 and under can dress up.

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