Natural Bridge Caverns, San Antonio

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#2 of 149 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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  • I haven’t been to a cavern in a long time. At the start the guide mentioned those people with bad knees, back or have claustrophobia may wish to rethink this tour....wow! Could have all 3! Very steep,...  more »
  • We have always enjoyed caverns in Colorado, Lake Shasta and Hawaii. But this place is so unique and breathe taking. Can't see how you would ever get tired of visiting these caverns. Great memories!  more »
  • The site that the Natural Caverns is set in are first class, plenty of parking and good facilities. The entry is rather expensive especially so if you have children, no 'senior' rates! The tour to see...  more »
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  • If you have the time, I would absolutely recommend checking out. The cave systems are massive and very beautiful. The pathways are easy enough to traverse so bringing children shouldn't be an issue. There are a couple of tours to take. The more adventurous may want to take the adventure tour, if I remember correctly. You get to go into the smaller tunnels in the caves. The gift shops are good sized and have great souvenirs to take home.
  • Beautiful cave! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Active duty military members may enter for free on the discovery tour. The caves are not cold. They're very humid and wet so wear non slip shoes. I would not advise bringing children who are not expert walkers. Some of the tour is up and down steep pathways (and slippery). Tour was about 60 min.
  • Definitely worth a visit. Very interesting formations. It's pretty hot and humid in the caverns. I would recommend going as early as possible to avoid crowds. The hidden passages tour is very good. The discovery tour was also good but more crowded.
  • Very expensive but fun. About a 30 minute cave tour and you go 180' deep. Very good tour guides that are very nice. After you are done, they have a concession stand with food and sweets. There are 2 gift shops with cool souvenirs. There is a restaurant too with great options like hot dogs, sausage on a stick, fudge, and more. There is a great walk around plaza with a zip line and a physical activity adventure.
  • The only caverns in Texas, Unique and fun for adults and young kids. We did the lantern tour which is the first tour of the morning while the lights in the caverns are still off. Our tour guides were very helpful and informative, and provided lots of great insights about the discovery of the caverns, rock formations, stalactites and stalagmites. This is a one of a kind experience! Must see! P. S. There are other attractions on the property as well, so check out their website and plan accordingly.

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