April 26, 2019

Beautiful Texas caves you should explore before you die

There's so much beauty to be explored in Texas, especially when it comes to breathtaking caves and caverns. So, consider this a bucket list specifically for enjoying the beautiful views at caves both near and far here in the Lone Star State.
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Cave Without a Name
325 Kreutzberg Road, Boerne, (830) 537-4212, cavewithoutaname.com
Just up the road you’ll discover a mysterious cave right in our backyard: Cave Without a Name. This limestone solutional cave is a national natural landmark, of course for its spectacular formations of stalactites, stalagmites, cave drapery, flowstones, rimstone dams and more. Oh, and the cave is 66-degrees year-round so you can visit whenever you please.
Photo via Instagram / b.d.maiorino
Cave Without a Name
325 Kreutzberg Road, Boerne, (830) 537-4212, cavewithoutaname.com
Just up the road you’ll discover a mysterious cave right in our backyard: Cave Without a Name. This limestone solutional cave is a national natural landmark, of course for its spectacular formations of stalactites, stalagmites, cave drapery, flowstones, rimstone dams and more. Oh, and the cave is 66-degrees year-round so you can visit whenever you please.
Photo via Instagram / b.d.maiorino
Cascade Caverns
226 Cascade Cavern, Boerne, cascadecaverns.com
Just up the road in Boerne you’ll be able to explore this “historically, geologically and biologically important limestone solutional cave.” It’s a show cave, allowing the public to tour it since 1932. This natural beauty keeps a cool 64-degrees and has plenty of fun facts you’ll learn about that make it a true wonder.
Photo via Instagram / kendallmckee
Cascade Caverns
226 Cascade Cavern, Boerne, cascadecaverns.com
Just up the road in Boerne you’ll be able to explore this “historically, geologically and biologically important limestone solutional cave.” It’s a show cave, allowing the public to tour it since 1932. This natural beauty keeps a cool 64-degrees and has plenty of fun facts you’ll learn about that make it a true wonder.
Photo via Instagram / kendallmckee
Longhorn Cavern State Park
6211 Park Road 4 S, Burnet, visitlonghorncavern.com
Two hours north of San Antonio you’ll find yourself at Longhorn Cavern. A guided tour allows you to learn about nearly a dozen spot highlighted, such as the Hall of Diamonds and the Moon Room. Come ready to crawl and climb through this wonderment that will seriously wow you. Take the Wild Cave Tour for a true adventure!
Photo via Instagram / chh90
Longhorn Cavern State Park
6211 Park Road 4 S, Burnet, visitlonghorncavern.com
Two hours north of San Antonio you’ll find yourself at Longhorn Cavern. A guided tour allows you to learn about nearly a dozen spot highlighted, such as the Hall of Diamonds and the Moon Room. Come ready to crawl and climb through this wonderment that will seriously wow you. Take the Wild Cave Tour for a true adventure!
Photo via Instagram / chh90
Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
101 N. Sweeten St., Rocksprings, (830) 563-2287, tpwd.texas.gov
Fans of the Mexican free-tailed bat should definitely plan a visit to the Devil’s Sinkhole, a natural bat habitat. The national natural landmark houses one of the state’s largest colonies of bats of this kind. And here’s another reason why this spot is so badass: the enormous cavern is vertical, meaning that the bats literally fly out of the ground. It’s so big that many consider it the largest single-chamber cavern in the Lone Star State.
Photo via Instagram / ranger_ross_
Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
101 N. Sweeten St., Rocksprings, (830) 563-2287, tpwd.texas.gov
Fans of the Mexican free-tailed bat should definitely plan a visit to the Devil’s Sinkhole, a natural bat habitat. The national natural landmark houses one of the state’s largest colonies of bats of this kind. And here’s another reason why this spot is so badass: the enormous cavern is vertical, meaning that the bats literally fly out of the ground. It’s so big that many consider it the largest single-chamber cavern in the Lone Star State.
Photo via Instagram / ranger_ross_
Inner Space Cavern
4200 N Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Georgetown, (512) 931-2283, innerspacecavern.com
While I-35 was being built way back in 1963, Texas Highway Department workers ended up discovering a karst cave in Georgetown. Speleological experts ended up drilling through 40 feet of limestone and exploring more than 7,000 feet, ranging from tight tunnels to cathedral-type rooms. So why not take a drive up our favorite highway and explore this cave?
Photo via Instagram / barerootz
Inner Space Cavern
4200 N Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Georgetown, (512) 931-2283, innerspacecavern.com
While I-35 was being built way back in 1963, Texas Highway Department workers ended up discovering a karst cave in Georgetown. Speleological experts ended up drilling through 40 feet of limestone and exploring more than 7,000 feet, ranging from tight tunnels to cathedral-type rooms. So why not take a drive up our favorite highway and explore this cave?
Photo via Instagram / barerootz
Kickapoo Cavern State Park
20939 Ranch to Market Road 674, Brackettville, (830) 563-2342, tpwd.texas.gov
Since 1991, Kickapoo Caverns has welcomed visitors to explore 20 known caves – the two main attractions being Kickapoo Cavern and Stuart Bat Cave. The former is about 1,400 feet long and is the result of 4 million years of geologic change. The bat cave is somewhat shorter and is the seasonal home of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats.The park itself also offers hiking and biking opportunities, and is home to a variety of wildlife.
Photo via Instagram / sniperv
Kickapoo Cavern State Park
20939 Ranch to Market Road 674, Brackettville, (830) 563-2342, tpwd.texas.gov
Since 1991, Kickapoo Caverns has welcomed visitors to explore 20 known caves – the two main attractions being Kickapoo Cavern and Stuart Bat Cave. The former is about 1,400 feet long and is the result of 4 million years of geologic change. The bat cave is somewhat shorter and is the seasonal home of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats.The park itself also offers hiking and biking opportunities, and is home to a variety of wildlife.
Photo via Instagram / sniperv
Colorado Bend State Park
2236 Park Hill Dr, Bend, (325) 628-3240, tpwd.texas.gov
Get away from it all and head to Colorado Bend. Make your way around the park and you’ll discover all of the karst features, such as sinkholes, springs and yes, lots of caves. It’s recommended that you explore with a guide since these are considered “wild” caves – especially the Gorman Cave.
Photo via Instagram / alex_stew.art
Colorado Bend State Park
2236 Park Hill Dr, Bend, (325) 628-3240, tpwd.texas.gov
Get away from it all and head to Colorado Bend. Make your way around the park and you’ll discover all of the karst features, such as sinkholes, springs and yes, lots of caves. It’s recommended that you explore with a guide since these are considered “wild” caves – especially the Gorman Cave.
Photo via Instagram / alex_stew.art
Caverns of Sonora
1711 Pvt Rd 4468, Sonora, (325) 387-3105, cavernsofsonora.com
A national natural landmark, the Caverns of Sonora is a world-class cave for its stunning array of calcite crystal formation, helictites in particular. Located about three hours northwest of the Alamo City, this attraction is where the Hill Country meets the Chihuahuan Desert. The result is one of Earth’s most revered underground treasures.
Photo via Instagram / cavernsofsonora
Caverns of Sonora
1711 Pvt Rd 4468, Sonora, (325) 387-3105, cavernsofsonora.com
A national natural landmark, the Caverns of Sonora is a world-class cave for its stunning array of calcite crystal formation, helictites in particular. Located about three hours northwest of the Alamo City, this attraction is where the Hill Country meets the Chihuahuan Desert. The result is one of Earth’s most revered underground treasures.
Photo via Instagram / cavernsofsonora
Wonder World Cave and Wildlife Park
1000 Prospect St, (512) 392-3760, wonderworldpark.com
A theme park focusing on natural amazements, Wonder World is located just a short drive away in San Marcos. The main attraction is the Wonder Cave, an ancient earthquake cave (located on the Balcones Fault Line) that is so amazing that it’s a historic landmark as designated by the state of Texas. Leave the man-made fun to the kids and let yourself be wowed by the fossilized life within these walls.
Photo via Instagram / wonderworldcave
Wonder World Cave and Wildlife Park
1000 Prospect St, (512) 392-3760, wonderworldpark.com
A theme park focusing on natural amazements, Wonder World is located just a short drive away in San Marcos. The main attraction is the Wonder Cave, an ancient earthquake cave (located on the Balcones Fault Line) that is so amazing that it’s a historic landmark as designated by the state of Texas. Leave the man-made fun to the kids and let yourself be wowed by the fossilized life within these walls.
Photo via Instagram / wonderworldcave
Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, naturalbridgecaverns.com
Right in San Antonio’s backyard is the largest known commercial caverns in the state of Texas. In 1960, students from St. Mary’s University were granted permission to explore the area and were convinced that underground passages would be found underneath a 60 foot limestone slab bridge. Sure enough, one of the students felt a draft from a rubble-filled crawlway – meaning there were additional passages. Today, you can explore the caverns through different tours.
Photo via Instagram / naturalbridgecaverns
Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, naturalbridgecaverns.com
Right in San Antonio’s backyard is the largest known commercial caverns in the state of Texas. In 1960, students from St. Mary’s University were granted permission to explore the area and were convinced that underground passages would be found underneath a 60 foot limestone slab bridge. Sure enough, one of the students felt a draft from a rubble-filled crawlway – meaning there were additional passages. Today, you can explore the caverns through different tours.
Photo via Instagram / naturalbridgecaverns