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Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Austin

4.5
#15 of 20 in Parks in Austin
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4.3
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  • I use to play in the waterfalls, pools and explore the caves as a teenager and I was ALWAYS taken in by the beauty of the unusual plants and trees in this nature valley. Beautiful caves, water holes, ...  more »
  • The walk down there was a bit slow for my kids and I but the view definitely made up for it! Don't expect to swim but it's worth the walk to see the beauty of it.  more »
  • This was my favorite part of the Dripping Springs experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Her enthusiasm about plant and wild life was infectious. The grotto at the end of the trail was breathta...  more »
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  • I visited here for Memorial Day weekend, and enjoyed it. Like others have said, you have to get there early to ensure that you'd like to get in on the guided group tour. The uplands self-guided tour wasn't much to see, but it killed time while we waited for the guided tour. The waterfall and the cave were both very beautiful sites to see.
  • What a great tour to see nature and the waterfall/cave. We even saw an armadillo. Make sure to try to get there at least 30 mins early because the tour fills up on the weekends.
  • Beautiful tour. Cant go to the park otherwise. Steps can be challenging but worth it. Waterfalls and caves are beautiful.
  • This place could be nice, but the service and how they operate was a huge disappointment. We had a Groupon and tried several time to call to make a reservation with no answer. Once we got to the park it is first come on the guided tour, even getting there an hour before all tours for the day were full. Since we do not live near by we were unable to use our Groupon. We paid the the self guided tour which was mostly a joke in a field. We did get a few nice pictures.
  • We started this year off with our First Day Hike here at Westcave. We arrived around 9:15 for the 10 o'clock tour. The gates opened promptly at 9:30. Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. The scenery was breathtaking. We hiked the guided tour to the grotto and cave and back. We packed a lunch and had a picnic under the trees at the tables. Then walked the upland trails. We will definitely be back.

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