Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Caverns, San Antonio: Hours, Address, Natural Bridge Caverns Reviews: 4.5/5

Natural Bridge Caverns
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Come on down (way down) at the largest underground attraction in Texas! Daily guided tours allow guests to explore large underground chambers and see huge formations. The largest room is bigger than a football field. Above ground, discover rocks, minerals, and rough-cut gems at the Natural Bridge Mining Company Sluice. The Canopy Challenge will test your agility on over 40 different obstacles while you are on our 4 story, 60 foot high Adventure Course. Then you can fly across the scenic Texas Hill Country on our zip-lines! (Canopy Challenge is open daily but weather dependent.)
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denise r
Flat Rock, NC17 contributions
Do BOTH tours!
Jun 2021
The Total Darkness on the Hidden Passages tour is worth the whole experience. You can never experience this unless you're a cave man, not likely, or go to the depths of the ocean, not likely. It is a really neat experience. You experience the massiveness of the caverns in the Discovery (great for the littles) - super neat water features. But you experience the awe of the caverns on the Hidden passages. Our tour guides were comedic and informative. So glad we made this part of our San Antonio trip! Be careful if you Uber - it's a bit challenging to get a ride back to town - especially later in the day.
Written June 18, 2021
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cardsfan729
Shelby, NC3 contributions
Great cave, disappointing tour
Jun 2021 • Couples
Not all clocks at gathering point have the correct time. It was over 90 degees; why weren't the fans on. Did not appreciate having to wait at the mouth of the cave so you can make money with pictures. At least give those that don't a picture not have to wait to have one taken.Then your staff won't complain out loud about people walking by when they're trying to sell it to us at the end. I'm glad I was never at the end of the group. Often the information the tour guide gave could barely be heard by the middle of the group, and I know the end of the group didn't hear it. Overall, I think the group size was too large. Consider using laser pointers so that is easily seen what the guide is pointing to. Shining a flashlight on already lit cave parts is frustrating to those trying to figure out what they were pointing to. Or possibly dim the light so that the flashlight can more easily be seen. We've been in lots of caves, and was looking forward to this one. The cave is very interesting. I'm sorry that we were disappointed.
Written June 18, 2021
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Daniel K
5 contributions
Wildlife Drive through
May 2021
We loved seeing and feeding the animals. All kinds of Ostrich, Giraffe 🦒, deer 🦌, longhorn cow 🐄, zebras 🦓, monkeys 🐒, Rhino 🦏, and great food too.
Written June 17, 2021
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Kelly D
7 contributions
Wonderful
Jun 2021
We loved this tour. It was a great experience. Twisted Trails is also located there and I highly recommend it if you are not afraid of heights. We had a blast.
Written June 11, 2021
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Dianne L
Fitzgerald, GA8 contributions
Nice cave experience for beginners
Jun 2021
Well worth the 15 minute drive from San Antonio. Lovely show cave, not excessively difficult to walk. Not too short, not too long. Our tour group was larger than I thought ideal, and even though I visited the loo just prior to the tour, what with all the dripping water, I really, really had to GO before the tour was over - and there's a significant walk back to the visitor center where the restrooms were located. :-(
Written June 10, 2021
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Kate S
26 contributions
Great Day Activity!
Jun 2021 • Friends
The cavern tours are fantastic! Very knowledgeable tour guides. The Discovery Tour is the easier of the two tours, as it has a paved trail the whole way through. The Hidden Tour has a lot of stairs to go up and down, but it's not too bad. Both have amazing views, though! We also did the maze, which was fun but more for kids. And we also did the Twisted Trails which was a fun, unique experience. It is a ropes and zip line course. Fun, but you don't zip very fast.
Written June 9, 2021
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JennieB97140
Portland, OR22 contributions
Better than Carls Bad
Jun 2021 • Couples
We only went into one of the caverns as I have issues walking sometimes. So we chose the easiest. Temperature ranges from 70 to low 80's and the humidity is 99%! They have railings almost all of the way thru the caverns. There are beautiful formations throughout which makes it worth the trip. It is about 3/4 of a mile long and goes almost 200 feet deep. Coming back up is a very steep climb and I was out of breath by the time we got back up.
Words of warning. If you have mobility issues, health issues of any kind, etc., do not go in. This is steep, narrow and low headroom and if you pass out or have a health crisis during the walk, they will have a hard time getting you out.
For the rest of you, please do go. It's well worth it!
Written June 9, 2021
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Mark D
Weatherford, TX623 contributions
Absolutely outstanding!
Jun 2021
This spotless facility is very well run and well worth the trip. They offer a variety of entertainment packages, and tickets are cheaper if purchased ahead of time. They do offer military discounts, but you may need assistance getting it if buying tickets online. Plenty of free parking. Tickets are for specific times and if you're late, you may be out of luck. The trip through the caverns is well worthwhile. Make sure you wear comfortable rubber-souled shoes. The cavern tours are open regardless of weather. The outside entertainment will likely shut down for inclement weather. Easy to get there from Highway 281 or I35. Some fun things in the gift shop.
Written June 5, 2021
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KansanSunflower
42 contributions
Amazing Sights
May 2021
Natural Bridge Caverns is a beautiful area just outside of San Antonio. We showed up early to our Hidden Passages Tour just to walk around and enjoy the scenery. Once our tour started, we had a wonderful time exploring the caves. Our tour guide Joey was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history of the caves.
Written May 24, 2021
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tilliealicia
22 contributions
Not for small children
May 2021 • Family
The cave is definitely not for little ones. We have taken our little guy to alabaster cavern in Oklahoma and he did great but this one was Slick and steep. They take a large group in so it takes too long for kids. Also my toddler is a talker so we exited early so the other guests could hear the tour guide. My husband finished the tour and said it was really cool. Now the zip line outside was very cool and they even had one special for small children. My son is 2 and a half and he loved it. Also if you buy online and don’t print your ticket you need to take your phone in and have them print a paper ticket- which kinda defeats the purpose of buying online🤷🏻‍♀️
Written May 24, 2021
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