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Old Tunnel State Park, Fredericksburg

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  • We took our 15 & 19 year old along with my folks here for an evening of bat watching. The speaker is extremely patient & well versed on the bats. It made for an expensive yet fun evening.  more »
  • We came to watch the 3,000,000 or so bats leave the cave to feed. Beautiful view of Texas Hill Country and an amazing sight to watch them exit the cave and fly off in swarms.  more »
  • Get there early so you can buy the reserved seats. We got the free seating and were still close enough to see most of the bats. It seems like the swarm is never going to end. Worth the drive. Be caref...  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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Fredericksburg is well known for its wide array of bed and breakfasts and inns. Those located in the city's historical neighborhoods--particularly those on or near Main Street--sit within walking distance of the city's most popular restaurants, cafes, and bars. If you prefer a more tranquil setting, consider staying on a converted ranch or renting a cabin in the surrounding hills. Fredericksburg also provides a number of hotels and motels, several of which offer swimming pools where you can cool off from the Texas heat.
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