Cascade Caverns
Cascade Caverns
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cave attraction near Boerne, Texas (30 miles Northwest of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas).
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • Tracy R
    Frisco, Texas35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun
    Enjoyed the tour. It did feel rushed at times. They were very up front about the wetness and crouching areas that you encounter at times. It was dark at times, but you do get a flashlight. It is beautifully maintained, and provides a more natural experience than other caves. Would recommend it to anyone!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 1, 2023
  • GINA N
    Colorado Springs, Colorado7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place to Visit!
    This is an amazing fun tour. Alex, our tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun too! Safety was a priority, and keeping the caves safe from touching, and bothering critters was important too! Thank you for this fun activity, and break from the heat too!!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Cody scott
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Finally visited and we loved it!
    Loved the trip to the cave! The cave is a ton of fun for adults and kiddos! The tour guides are fun and knowledgeable (big shout out to alex!) And the facilities and gift shop are great. I put off going here for a long time and recommend it to anyone in the area! Its a break from the heat for sure! Bring shoes you don't mind getting a little muddy or a little wet
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • SAlife
    San Antonio, Texas211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour!
    Great tour with Brandon. We saw bats, frogs and salamanders in addition to the beautiful formations in the cave. You can actually see the Balcones fault line in the cave! It was a great thing to do on a hot summer day as the cave is very cool.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 18, 2023
  • GiantRobotJohn
    San Antonio, Texas76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful tour
    My son and I took the "Downunder" tour and had a blast! Our guide, Brandon, was fantastic. He was very informative and had us both cracking up with jokes and his great sense of humor. The cave itself is very interesting with several pools, dripping soda straws and even a waterfall. We saw bats, cave salamanders, and even a rare appearance of "The King of the Cave" a massive gulf coast toad. Overall, one of the best cave tours I've experienced. It was equal parts a genuinely interesting cave and a great tour guide. 10/10 would visit again!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Jessica Tseng
    Houston, Texas49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Tour!!!!
    This cave is amazingly beautiful! So under rated in Texas! I’ve lost pics on my FB n my friends want to come right away! Our tour guide Sting Gray was very awesome. He was funny, knowledgeable, and offered to take pics for us as needed. He gave great stories n insights about the cave. I loved this place so much. Will def recommend this tour! Book it and you will not regret it trust me!!!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 14, 2023
  • Mark B
    Houston, Texas38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cascade Caverns - worth a special trip
    Cascade Caverns is a wonderful place to visit right on the outskirts of San Antonio. The caves have a unique history and are incredibly well preserved despite a century of exploration and tours. The park's GM, Lynnrae Smith, is funny and knowledgeable and really helped make the tour special. It's worth every penny. We also camped one night at the adjoining park, and it's pretty, spacious and clean, with good services. Staying over at the Caverns was a great way to cap a great day.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 22, 2023
  • Colton D
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great adventure
    Very awesome cave to explore. About an hour long and the tour guide was very nice and made the tour fun. Lots of stairs. It’s not that hard going down but is hard going up lol. But very nice views to take a lot of pictures.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 29, 2023
  • Compass31539672111
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go in January!
    We went on a Monday morning in January, so it ended up being a private couples tour. We loved our tour guide Brandon! He was an amazing and hilarious guide, and obviously well experienced & knowledgeable. We had a great time!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 23, 2024
  • lw202165
    Dardenne Prairie, Missouri6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and insightful cave tour
    We enjoyed all the history of the cave that the tour guide shared with us. She “Sweet Tea” always took the time to share facts about the cave and the bats and salamanders that live there. She guided with a sense of humor that kept you laughing.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 24, 2024
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Brianna S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Had a great visit to the Cascade Caverns. We've been to the Natural Bridge Caverns before and it was refreshing to see a different site. The caverns are beautiful and our tour guide, Melissa, was great. She had a lot of great information to share and as a music minor, even sang to our group in the last room of the cavern. It was great! We went on a Friday afternoon in June and it wasn't too crowded. We were all given our own flashlights to use during the tour, which was a nice touch and made the cave discovery even more fun. We'll definitely return and recommend to friends and family!
Written June 6, 2020
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retphcs
Donna, TX648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
At the ticket and gift shop I told the two girls behind the counter I wanted to view the cave and they said, “Before you buy a ticket, we must tell you there are 120 steps down to the entrance of the cave, which you will then have to come back up when the tour is done. There is also a section about 20-feet long that is only about four and a half feet tall. The cave is also wet and can be very slippery in some places. Do you still want to go?” I did, and it was worth it. This is not a handicap accessible site.

This is a living cave which means it is still developing. Water is still dripping through the ceiling and adding to various formations. The amazing thing about this place is that Boerne, TX. is 1405 feet above sea level but in the walls of the cave you can find seashells. This cave also has the remains of Mastodons from the ice age, but they are within the walls and can not be excavated because of the status of the cave.

The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the cave and it's inhabitants. If you are in the Texas Hill Country, and like caves, don't miss this one.
Written August 17, 2020
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Bryson Nakamura
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Really fantastic cave tour, Sting-Ray was a very informative and entertaining guide. Worth noting if you play Pokémon Go, they have 2 pokestops and a gym. They also have a couple of short nature trails through some pretty woods that would be good for the whole family.
Written February 8, 2020
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Kim R
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The walk into the cave was cool in that you past the old ticket booth (1932) so you can look inside and see the old register. You have to traverse down a lot of steps but going into the cave gives a lot of cool views of the area, plant life outside, and especially from the bottom looking up right before you enter the cave. Inside the cave has so many different formations and there is even a mastodon bone showing at one part. It is really impressive seeing an active cave like this knowing that all that water means it is constantly changing.
Written January 9, 2020
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Bryan
San Antonio, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My family and I travel full-time around the United States. While traveling it's rare to come across a place to stay that truly is a wonderful experience. Cascade Caverns was absolutely wonderful for us and our young kids. We stayed there for two months in a fifth-wheel trailer, we had full hook-ups, great wifi and quiet days and nights. There is plenty of activities to do from hiking the trails to nature watching to touring the cave. Not to mention that it's an easy 30 minute trip down the ten to downtown San Antonio. The staff is very friendly and professional and bends over backwards to help the guests get what they need and have a great time. We absolutely loved our stay and couldn't have been more happier.
Written February 10, 2020
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NEKansasBob
Hoyt42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
From San Antonio our phone brought us here by some two lane roads which were so peaceful to drive, and arriving at the Caverns, so quiet and peaceful with that country look and feel, it was pretty relaxing. Like one of those places the city forgot about. It was nice. The trail was nice to walk on for a little walk in the woods to stretch our legs, though they would benefit by putting up fresh trail markers. The cave was good too, and our tour guide did a great job!
Written March 15, 2020
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ReviewerDave
Atlanta, GA107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This was an excellent tour led by Jessica. She gave some interesting historical information as well as short and understandable scientific explanations about the cave. The views inside were amazing to see the active formations of a real living cave. We saw some bats (hibernating) and salamanders. All of the areas of the cavern were accessible by waking and there were just a few areas where adults (and some children) needed to crouch, but no crawling was necessary.
Written February 15, 2020
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Charlie R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This place is a hidden treasure and is absolutely worthy of a visit if you have some free time, not to mention it is also a way to get out of the hot Texas sun.

Melisa (tour guide) will make you feel very welcome and make sure that everyone gets to experience the caverns in its full glory. She is eager to answer any questions from any of the guests and goes the extra mile so ensure everyone remains safe.

Cascade Caverns is a must for your bucket list!
Written August 15, 2020
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Debbie
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
If you only go to one cave in the area, go here. It feels like you are exploring a real cave. It isn’t as commercialized as some others; it is more of a “living cave.” We saw bats and salamanders! Our guide, Dylan, was very knowledgeable and really has a passion for what he does.
Written May 27, 2021
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Dianne H
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We are rock hounds, so the rock store was a treat. We bought several beautiful specimens before we entered the cave. The vigorous walk to the cave entrance was worth it. This is a living cave, where the walls and ceiling drip water that has been filtered through the rock formations above it. Beautiful flow stone, a solid ceiling of tiny stalctites, each one with a sparkling drop of water on the tip, several green pools, and the occasional tiny bat sound asleep on the wall. We saw hollowed out bowl-like indentations on the high ceilings, evidence of the power of the water flowing through the cave eons ago. Our guide Melissa was well-informed and thoroughly entertaining.
Written August 21, 2020
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