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Longhorn Cavern State Park

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6211 Park Road 4 S, Burnet, TX 78611-5473
+1 512-715-9000
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$16 Entry Fee for a State Funded Park?

Why do we pay State Taxes used to support State Parks and then have to pay $16 per person to use... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2017
sky9696
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Texas
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Weekend getaway

Very interesting. Our guide Wayne was super knowledgable and definitely made the tour a learning... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
TammyTripp
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Houston, Texas, United States
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A state park featuring a Texas Hill Country wonder, Longhorn Cavern was created over many years by the dissolving and cutting action of water on the limestone bedrock. Fossils, Texas history, legends and rumors all play a unique part in the story of Longhorn Cavern. Take a tour (fee applies), hike a trail, picnic, or learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and its work in Texas parks. Gifts and snacks available for purchase in the visitor center. Daily Guided Tours: Summer (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend) Tours are every day, on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter (Tuesday after Labor Day to Friday before Memorial Day) Tours Monday-Friday are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holiday tours are on the hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wild Cave Tours are offered every Saturday at 10 AM. Photography Tours are at 8 AM on the first Saturday of every month. Closed December 24th & 25th.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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6211 Park Road 4 S, Burnet, TX 78611-5473
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Why do we pay State Taxes used to support State Parks and then have to pay $16 per person to use it? Very disappointed.More

Thank sky9696
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LonghornCavernSP, Manager at Longhorn Cavern State Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Hello sky9696, Thank you for visiting Longhorn Cavern State Park. We are sorry for your disappointment and sad that the cost to tour our amazing cave with a knowledgeable guide and the taxes charged caused you to rate our entire park, staff and services with...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. Our guide Wayne was super knowledgable and definitely made the tour a learning experience. The bad part is the ground is wet and slick and there are only handrails in a couple of places so a little scary in places. But loves it...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

Longhorn Caverns (just off Hwy. 281 in Burnet) is worth the trip. The regular tour takes about 1.30 and covers 1.5 miles of trails, approx. 120-130 feet underground. Lots of history, fun stories, and beautiful sights not available 'above ground'. It's definitely worth 2 hours...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

I live relatively close to this, so I the drive out there wasn't bad. My family and I made the trip as a day outing. The price was decent, and since they have to make money to keep the place up it wasn't bad. The...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

We are so glad we made the time to include this on our road trip of US Highway 281. The cavern is about 6 miles off the highway and was totally worth the trip. We are a family with both a teen and two younger...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2017

Just off of US 281 south of Burnet is a great place to spend at least a half day in the cool moist confines of Longhorn Cavern. I first visited the Cavern 50 years ago this summer ('17) and just returned for my 2nd visit....More

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Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time. Allie was our tour guide and he is very nice and have a lot of knowledge. The kids love the tour.

Thank Jonathan R
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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Once you are inside, everything it's beautiful. The lights that they have been install make the cavern look even better, but we consider that $16.00 it's a little expensive. There is some other parks with sightseeing with lower price.More

1  Thank Ma G
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LonghornCavernSP, Manager at Longhorn Cavern State Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thank you for your review of Longhorn Cavern State Park. We appreciate how you may see the cave tour price as expensive but hope you will also recognize that we don't charge a day use fee which at other state parks is $6 per person....More

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Reviewed May 27, 2017

Very interesting site. Great geological history and thorough information of the creation of the CCC. Some parts of the cavern small but mostly large areas, warm inside. Great documentary playing the main building.

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

We did enjoy the cave, the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had learned about the CCC and the wonderful work they had done before the Second World War and the information got us talking for hours. We recommend watching the movie in the...More

Thank NeraH2014september
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Lydia H
October 30, 2017|
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Response from LonghornCavernSP | Property representative |
Longhorn Cavern State Park is 6 miles from Inks Lake State Park on Inks Lake which has kayaking. Longhorn Cavern does not have kayaking.
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Gagan G
July 14, 2017|
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Response from LonghornCavernSP | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your interest in Longhorn Cavern State Park. The guided cavern tour is an hour and a half and I would recommend another hour for the trails and historic buildings. We have a beautiful picnic area if... More
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_jaynay85
July 11, 2017|
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Response from Boydanator | Reviewed this property |
Not at all, we are not slender ourselves, and had no problem on our tour, but wear good shoes, some spots are slippery.
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