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Natural Bridge Caverns, San Antonio

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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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  • This cave is not perhaps the most spectacular, or the largest - but we had good time seeing the various large rooms, enjoyed the tour with a friendly guide, and were impressed by the shops and other.....  more
    This cave is not perhaps the most spectacular, or the largest - but we had good time seeing the various large rooms, enjoyed the tour with a friendly guide, and were impressed by the shops and other.....  more »
  • We did the Discovery Tour through the caverns and can only recommend this to anyone who wants to see something exceptional and maybe learn a thing or two about how these caverns formed. Definitely... 
    We did the Discovery Tour through the caverns and can only recommend this to anyone who wants to see something exceptional and maybe learn a thing or two about how these caverns formed. Definitely...  more »
  • The Discovery Tour was awesome, interesting, educational, and made for a decent workout. The tour lasted about 1 1/2 hours, went 180 feet down, then all the way back up through narrow passages... 
    The Discovery Tour was awesome, interesting, educational, and made for a decent workout. The tour lasted about 1 1/2 hours, went 180 feet down, then all the way back up through narrow passages...  more »
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  • One word, amazing. The place is well kept with clean and maintained facilities above ground with plenty of staff to help guide and direct. The caverns themselves were amazing. The different formations, structures, colors were all awesome to see. The path and railings were sturdy with no issues or concerns along the way with lighting that really complemented the natural formations. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and he was easy to hear and understand. If you're interested in caverns or caves at all I highly recommend you check this out.
  • Commercial Caverns would be a better name. We have been to SEVERAL caves/caverns in multiple areas of the U.S. Our take on the Caverns themselves at Natural Bridge Caverns were wonderful and we truly enjoyed seeing them. Everything else about the visit left much to be desired. The walkways and paths into and out of the caverns are very nice, be mindful that they're quite steep if you plan to tour. I'm not knocking them for this, just awareness if you plan to visit. The tour itself consists of multiple "tour guides" staged throughout the caverns to elaborate on that portion. Wasn't a bad idea compared to having a single tour guide IMO, BUT...... THEY NEED TO WAIT ON THE ENTIRE GROUP AND SLOW DOWN WHEN TALKING!!!!!!!! We were towards the latter part of our group, and I honestly don't think I could tell you three sentences from the guides. Again, we really enjoyed the Caverns themselves....everything else was a complete turnoff for us. Overall takeaway is that I felt like I was in a tourist trap with prices comparable to major theme parks. Seemed like we were rushed through so the next herd could get in, get out, and make way for the others. For a family of three to do the combo tour and ropes course it would be nearly $300 dollars........ We WON'T be back! Too many other attractions in the area to go broke here!
  • This place is incredible. I’m a geologist and had no idea this was lurking under the relative flatness of central Texas. My children and I marveled at the beauty of the caverns and appreciated the time spent exploring and preserving the space for all to see. The grounds are well kept and they have included lots of other businesses and activities for folks to explore. The guides were well educated and seemed to be enjoying their jobs. There is expansion taking place since more caverns have been discovered and we are excited to visit when they open the new areas.
  • We had not been here despite knowing about it for several years now. That was a mistake. Besides the cave tours, which are great there a number of other activities to enjoy. We took the "Discovery" tour and will come back to take on of the other tours they offer. Definitely worth checking out and fun for the entire family.
  • Amazing experience indeed this is one of the "world premier show caverns, and one of the most attraction in Texas". 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Good for families, has other activities for kids of all ages. Bought the discovery tour pass for around $30 online. Took around 1 hour. Tour starts on time. Need good walking shoes because there are natural water formations on the ground, can be slippery. Has good hand rails for steep areas. We had no problem walking the whole cave. but advisory for people who can not walk decline/incline hills and unable to handle humidity. Our tour Gal, she was very knowledgeable & funning. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Kudos to the whole team: the explorers & planners. The construction and layout for the cavern was very well thought out. Would love to do the hidden passage and adventure explorer next time. Yes!!! highly recommended.

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