Cathedral Caverns

Cathedral Caverns is an Alabama state park located in Woodville, Alabama. This cave system is known for having one of the largest commercial cave mouths in the world; it measures 126 feet wide and twenty-five feet high. Other features of the Cathedral Caverns include “Goliath,” one of the world’s largest stalagmites, and the “frozen” waterfall, a rock structure that looks like a waterfall. Native Americans were the first humans to occupy Cathedral Caverns when they lived in it over 9,000 years ago. In the 1950s, the cave once again had a human presence after Jacob Gurley purchased the cave and opened it to the public. In 1987, the state of Alabama bought the save; they opened it as a state park in 2000.