Old Tunnel State Park, Fredericksburg

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  • A very nice park setting about 11 miles out of town. Every evening the bats, 3 million or so, leave the tunnel to find food. You can call ahead to get an approximate time of the emergence.  more »
  • Our family came out here Saturday evening to see the bats and were not disappointed. We arrived a bit after 5:00 to purchase tickets for the the lower viewing area and there were probably 8 people wai...  more »
  • Drove out to watch the mass exit of bats from the old railroad tunnel. There are two veiwing areas. The upper one is free and the lower on is pay for view. The lower one is closer to the cave opening....  more »
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  • It was a great experience. Going to the bottom section was great and the biologist is very informative. The trails around the park are what close at 5pm. The top section is open every day at all times and the bottom section is open Thursday - Sunday for the emergence of the bats.
  • Fun experience to wait until the bats flew out of the cave at dusk. We probably saw a million and it took about five minutes to get them all out. One time is enough.
  • A very nice way to spend a summer evening and enjoy nature: watching a million or so bats emerge from the tunnel.
  • Watched the bats take flight. Very awesome experience well worth watching.
  • Amazing place. The amount of bats coming out of the cave is unbelievable.

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