Cascade Caverns is the only cavern in Texas that has a 100 foot underground waterfall, and it is in our own back yard! Located in the hill country, in a little town named Boerne, take exit #543 off of Interstate Highway 10 to Cascade Caverns Road, just minutes from San Antonio.
This cavern is an amazing place to visit. The cavern is about 140 feet deep and a half mile long. On the amazing hour long tour visitors will see amazing rooms, rock formations, and glistening water dropping from the ceiling of the cave. The cave even has a rain forest!
The caverns are open daily and the temperature in the cavern is a cool 68 degrees year round! The cavern is a part of a 105 acre park full of wildlife and beautiful sites. The park is equipped with bar-b-que pits and tables. Bring the family and make a day out of it.
You can reach the cavern by calling them a 830-755-8080 for more information.
Long Horn Cavern State Park
Located in Burnet Texas, this cavern is an awesome site and a beautiful place to visit. Long Horn cavern is one of the few caverns that were formed by rivers. There are tours available daily for the cavern. The tour takes visitors into the caves to see all the wonders that the river carved out. There are various rocks and other strange formations to see.
There are also special tours available and are by reservations only, and are recommended for the serious spelunkers only. There are requirements for this tour. You can contact them at 512-756-4680 for more information and hours and rates.
The Caverns of Sonora
This cavern is a little further away from Austin, but is definitely worth the drive. The caverns are located in Sonora, which is located on Interstate 10, about half way between San Antonio and Big Bend National Park.
There are tours available as well as specialized tours for the more adventurous cave goers.
They also have underground classroom tours, where visitors get to see first hand how to dig for fossils and other interesting topics.
Visitors can also pan for gems such as fossils, emeralds, and the best part is that each panning bag is guaranteed to have some type of specimens inside, you can’t lose!
For more information on the caverns and for rates and availability on the tours, give them a call at 325-387-3105.
Texas is filled with some of the most spectacular caves and caverns. As summer approaches and the temperatures begin to soar, we want to find some sort of vacation spot that is cool and fun. The caves and caverns of Texas could be the next vacation you and your family take. There is always something to discover and see. There have been approximately 130 caves discovered in this area, and possibly many more that have not been discovered.