Natural Bridge Caverns, San Antonio

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#2 of 198 in Nature in Texas
A natural limestone bridge leads into caves at Natural Bridge Caverns. The cavity houses the largest commercial caves in the United States--viewed as a living cave system because of the active growth of formations. Prior to opening to the public, the cave revealed evidence of ancient human remains dating back to 5,000 BCE. The caverns are part of a drive-through safari park, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. Plan to see Natural Bridge Caverns and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Antonio online sightseeing planner .
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  • What a great visit. It was well worth our time and "formations" are amazing. We truly enjoyed this. Very humid inside the cavern. Not handicap friendly for sure.  more »
  • Had a great trip down the caves. Was cold outside, but so hot inside. 99% humidity. !78(?) steps down and back up. You need to be in fairly good shape. Was in total darkness for 4-6 minutes. Loved thi...  more »
  • We have been two times. And have enjoyed our experience both times. My grandson loves it. If you are not in decent shape it can be a little tiring. I highly recommend the experience for a variety of a...  more »
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  • We had a great time. After reading the reviews, we dressed appropriately. It is humid and warmer than any cave I've visited in the past. We choose the Discovery tour and arrived just after 9:00 am. With no waiting. Darrell answered all the group's questions and was patient the kids and slow grown ups. The walk is steep and narrow but well paved and there are good railings. 180 feet down is a long way but it was well worth the effort. 180 feet up did seem longer! Our group included 2 preteens and their mom with a senior grand. We spent nearly 3 hours when we got on the surface on the Canopy Zip Line and Challenge followed by the Mining Co. The staff everywhere was welcoming and helpful. We'll be back!
  • We visited over Spring Break and so it was exceptionally busy. Purchase tickets more than 24 hours in advance or risk waiting in line if you visit at a busy time. Tours are booked for a specific time. Tour groups move from guide to guide person underground who provide interesting commentary on the caves. The basic tour provides amazing views and mostly the path is open and not too confining. Nearly 99 percent humid underground so bring water. A great experience! (They also have activities including a ropes course and a maze).
  • Very nice place, guided caverns tour with different difficulty levels. The beginner one you can bring a compact stroller, although there is a short flight of stairs. On site there is also "mining", you buy a bag of dirt with rocks in it and there's running water to pan for rocks, my 3 year old had a blast. There's also a n adventure course and maze, although we didn't try it. Nice place to spend a day.
  • This place is full with family activities. The cave and feed wildlife is such a cool and fun experiences. There’s so much to do here. I would recommended to get there first thing when they’re open. Go here sometime in February so it won’t be too hot and humid. It will be a nice breeze during that month. Highly recommended for a weekend trip.
  • I had soooo much fun!!! The tour guide Marie was great! Informative, smart and funny! I had such a great time! "Don't touch the wall or think of drinking or eating anything from the cave.. It'll taste like a 3rd degree felony." 😂😂 there's a law protecting the caverns.
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