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Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve

near State Highway 290, Mason, TX
210-224-8774
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Mason
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: One of the largest bat nurseries in the country, inhabited by about four million females from May to October.
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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

How many times do you get to see 4 million bats leave their cave from a seat 10 feet away? The trip out is a beautiful drive in itself. It is best to call a head so the bat steward can tell you the best time to come out. It will make for a nice peaceful evening.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

This was worth the drive. I can't believe how close we were to the bats. We got to see lots of other animals too that had come out for a dinner of bats.

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Houston, Texas
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We recently took our girls, ages 6 and 3, to Eckert bat cave. It was quite fascinating. The park ranger was friendly and knowledgable. Be sure you arrive early enough so that no one is trying to come down the hill when you're driving up. You'll find yourself backing down as there's no room to turn around. There's also a... More

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Mason, Texas
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Quite an impressive sight to see the bats depart at sunset. Make sure you go in a vehicle like a pickup if the river is flowing because you will need to cross the river at a low water crossing.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

I took my grandsons to see the bats and was concerned about the roads. I am so glad that I took the time and trouble to take them because it is something i and they will not ever forget. We had a friendly and knowledgable guide and an up close look at an incredible bat emergence. I would highly recommend... More

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

Went there about a year ago with my family and loved it. We wanted to go back there again this year but did'nt make it. It is something we will do again and again.

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