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“Good cave tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Longhorn Cavern State Park

Longhorn Cavern State Park
6211 Park Road 4, Burnet, TX 78611
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Burnet
Type: Caverns/ Caves, State Parks, Outdoors
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Houston, Tx
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good cave tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

Longhorn Caverns has an interesting history which is explained in excellent detail by the tour guide. The tour of this cave takes about an hour and a half. The cave was formed by fast moving water a few million years ago and so has very few formations (such as straw and stalagmites) that other caves in the Texas hill country have. The cave is fairly commercialized and has always been so. During prohibition it was a bar. Today, parties may be hosted there in the Indian Council room. But the fact that it is commercialized doesn't mean it isn't worth visiting. The rock variations are very interesting and the history is worth hearing about from a guide. For instance, the cave was used by Confederate troops who made gun powder from bat guano, some of whom died in the process. Unfortunately, the entrance fee is a little pricey.

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“Very Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

Picnic facilities were plenty and neat with shade. Convenient parking. Clean bathrooms. Timely tours with knowledgeable tour guide and pleasant staff. The tour was really too large (about 50 people) to one guide. He explained they were understaffed that day. Cave tour that we selected lasted about an hour and ½ with easy walking except for some slippery pavement. The cave also hosts parties though it was disappointing to see the remnant tables and chairs stacked along a cave wall. Don’t forget to bring a tip for the guide.

This park has at least one CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) structure (at one time used as an administrative building). The Web site also mentions a CCC-constructed observation tower. The administrative building that I saw was beautiful. I would have stayed for and enjoyed another tour of the CCC work in the park.

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