Longhorn Cavern State Park

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Longhorn Cavern State Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Located less than 90 minutes from Austin, Texas, Longhorn Cavern State Park is a unique Hill Country destination full of natural beauty and Texas-sized tales. Developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the park’s star attraction is Longhorn Cavern, an underground wonder created by the dissolving and cutting action of an ancient river. Enjoy a guided cave tour, hike a Hill Country trail, and admire some of Texas' best examples of historic CCC architecture. It's all part of the story of Longhorn Cavern State Park.
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Shelby Allgood
1 contribution
Awesome cabin!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Awesome cabin ! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the ac doesn't work in the bedroom and the shower spout doesn't work well but they did have extra fans which was nice and also the jet tub was awesome! They have almost everything you can think of incase you forget something. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back! The staff was friendly and so were the other people staying near us.
Written October 20, 2021
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VanEsq12
Dallas, TX2,321 contributions
Beautiful drive to a beautiful, unique cave!
Oct 2021 • Solo
Part of what makes caves so fascinating is their unique features. Longhorn Cavern is a "dry" cave, and is famous for its crystal formations and rooms made of dolomite. These underground chambers look completely different from other caves in Texas. Located deep in the Hill Country, this cavern requires a little bit of a drive to get too, but it's worth it!! HINT: Get there when they open. The first tour of the day will allow you the opportunity to see more "chicken-nugget sized Tri-color bats", and the ability to capture images free of people's heads. HINT: tour is 90 minutes long and is NOT handicapped accessible. However, tour is low gradient and very easy for all walkers, old and young alike. HINT: there is a snack bar on site, but bringing your own snacks if preferable. Water ONLY is allowed on the tour. HINT: San Antonio is only 90 mintes away.
Written October 13, 2021
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Written October 18, 2021
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Thomas P
Bloomington, IL107 contributions
Beautiful, interesting, affordable
Oct 2021 • Family
The cave is beautifully lit and easy to move around in. I am 6’ tall, 260lbs and was a little concerned about tight spaces. Even with 13 other people on our tour, I was never in an uncomfortable position. The tour was a good length at a leisurely pace. Our guide was not enthusiastic…at all…it was obvious the joy had run out of her presentation, if it was ever there at all. Still, her lackluster delivery didn’t detract much from the beauty and wonder of the cave. We Passed other tours who’s guides seemed much more invested. So, luck of the draw, I guess.

Saw several small children on the tour and one or two strollers. It was not terribly wet when we went. We did not get dirty but were told it can be sloppy at times. Some slippery spots and some ducking down here and there, but over all, family friendly.

We enjoyed it. Would go again if back in the area.
Written October 11, 2021
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So glad you enjoyed our beautiful park. We look forward to giving you a 5 star experience next time!
Written October 18, 2021
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terrysavage
Smyrna, TN248 contributions
Fascinating and cool adventure
Oct 2021 • Couples
The cavern was beautiful and very comfortable in the Texas heat and the few tiny bats hanging from the ceiling were adorable. The tour lasts 90 minutes but it’s slow and lots of breaks as the tour guide describes your surroundings and the history. Very fascinating to see the history of the Civilian Conservation Corp working there to open up the place as you see it now.
I think kids who are interested in caves would like it but it may be long for small children who would become bored .
Some parts are uneven so good walking /tennis shoes are advised.
Written October 10, 2021
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Thank you for your great feedback! We are looking forward to your next visit to Longhorn Cavern State Park.
Written October 11, 2021
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Peggy M
1 contribution
Super fun and educational
Sep 2021
We had a great time touring the Longhorn Cavern. Our guide Jim was knowledgeable, shared lots of facts, and made the overall experience a ton of fun. He pointed out each of the lovely bats resting on the ceiling, making sure that we didn't miss anything. We really enjoyed the experience and highly recommend the tour, whether you are an individual or traveling with your children.
Written September 26, 2021
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Thank you for your great feedback! We are looking forward to your next visit to Longhorn Cavern State Park.
Written October 2, 2021
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W. Scotty Orr
2 contributions
A Must See!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Longhorn Caverns is a must see if you are in the Texas Hill Country. Amazing history and geology. Ask for Sam, he does an exceptional job as a tour guide.
Written September 23, 2021
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Written October 2, 2021
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angiedawn1979
4 contributions
You won’t be disappointed!
Sep 2021 • Family
The caves were absolutely BEAUTIFUL. And the stories just made the whole experience come to life! We enjoyed ourselves immensely!
Written September 19, 2021
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Thank you for your great feedback! We are looking forward to your next visit to Longhorn Cavern State Park.
Written September 20, 2021
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Phiggity
1 contribution
Fun
Sep 2021 • Family
Great tour. Worth going to if you're in the area, esp if you plan on being at Inks Lake State Park, which is only 6 miles away. We took the 1.5 hour tour.
Written September 19, 2021
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Written September 20, 2021
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Mary T
Fort Worth, TX77 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
No entrance fee. There is good signage along the road to help find the park. Friendly staff. We didn’t tour the caverns but the trails are level and nice with signage about the foliage. We walked the backbone ridge nature trail and the Karst Discovery Trail. There were a couple of rocky places on the Karst trail a toddler or someone less mobile might need help but overall family friendly. Be sure to go to the administration building (it doesn’t actually house offices) and look at the displays and do the scavenger hunt (go here first). Cool architecture and views (climb to the top)
Written September 9, 2021
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Thank you for your great feedback! We are looking forward to your next visit to Longhorn Cavern State Park.
Written September 12, 2021
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Michael D
Houston, TX6 contributions
Best kept secret in Texas
Sep 2021 • Couples
Best kept secret in Texas. Who needs to travel out of state when you've got a gem of an attraction as this. Rich in Texas and US history, this cavern is sure to delight and marvel young and old. I highly recommend stopping through this site on your next visit to Central Texas.
Written September 8, 2021
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Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommendingLonghorn Cavern State Park to other travelers! Your opinion is very important to us!
Written September 12, 2021
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