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CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – With multiple local and state officials as well as plenty of family and friends in attendance, a new name for one of the area’s oldest and most well-known tourist attractions was revealed Wednesday afternoon.

Joy Sorensen, president of the newly-christened Majestic Caverns, made it official at a press conference scheduled at 2:00 p.m. inside the cavern.

As the first cavern on record in the U.S. by George Washington, Majestic Caverns’ historical footprint is one steeped in rich history and has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area for decades.

The multi-generational, family-owned business has evolved in a number of ways since the purchase of the cave 110 years ago and the current leadership team felt now was the right time for a change.

“When our team first discussed changing the name, we wanted to name it something that truly depicted the physicality of the caverns,” said Sorensen. “The word ‘majestic’ has been used to describe the caverns by visitors for years and simply put, there is no other word that better describes it.”

The new name will not accompany any changes in regards to touring the cave and its surrounding attractions.

“As before, Majestic Caverns will continue to serve guests well, demonstrating the core values of excellence, teamwork, and care,” Sorensen noted.

To celebrate the new name and in conjunction with National Cave Day on June 6, a special weekend is planned at Majestic Caverns.

Visitors can enjoy 25 percent discounted online tickets for June 3-6 using the promo code “celebrate.” There will also be special entertainment including a new laser light show in the caverns.

For more information or to purchase your discounted tickets, visit

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