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“Historical” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Longhorn Cavern State Park

Longhorn Cavern State Park
RR 2 Box 23, Burnet, TX 78611
512-756-4680
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Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Burnet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: State park in Texas' Hill Country that conducts guided walking tours.
Houston, Texas
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“Historical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

These caverns have been open since the 1930's, they were a project of the CCC, there are several beautiful stonework structures built by them. The CCC were the ones who cleared the mud and debris from the cave. There are a considerable number of stairs to climb, and there is no wheelchair access. The walk is a long one, if you have difficulty with stairs and walking a considerable distance, this might be a challenge. The main interest in my opinion is the history here, and a few bats. I've seen larger caves, and more beautiful, that's why I rated this 4 stars instead of 5. The drive into the park is lovely, with lots of hills and wildflowers. the tour guide was very enthusiastic. These caverns are for sure worth your time if you are in the area.

Visited April 2014
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Sevierville
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“Check it out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

How often do you get the chance to walk in an underground river bed, revealing great rock formations and has quite a social history with kidnappings, gold treasure hunts and prohibition dance hall amusements?
It's a 90 min easy walk tour at a cosy temperature of 68-72F underground. Good for families with smaller kids as well.
Enjoy!

Visited April 2014
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“Longhorn Caverns State Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good place to visit... Wear Comfortable Clothing And shoes. May have to do some lengthy walking on the Tour.

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Minneapolis
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“Nice place to road trip to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Even the road driving into the park is interesting...we called it the roller coaster road! This cavern was carved by a rushing underground river so the formations are different than other caves, kind of reminded me of Arizona a little bit. Beautiful grounds surrounding as well, nice hiking trails outside the caverns, so plenty to do while you wait for your tour to start. Tickets a little bit pricey. Lots of extra fees are added to the price that I was not aware of. Ended up being $90 for 5 adults and one 3 yr old., just to tour the cave. Cave tour lasts and hour and a half. Don't bother bringing a stroller, you'll end up carrying it around the terrain of the cave.

Visited March 2014
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“Great cave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Went on the generic tour and really enjoyed it. Our guide gave us the history of the cave, showed us the little bats and talked about the geology of the cave. Great crystal formations, calcite I think. Would highly recommend this tour for older children and adults.

Visited March 2014
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