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“One of the best caverns I have ever visited!”

Natural Bridge Caverns
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$21.99*
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Natural Bridge Caverns Underground Walking Tour
Ranked #8 of 265 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.)
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Lafayette, Louisiana
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“One of the best caverns I have ever visited!”
Reviewed September 28, 2011

Touring this Cavern was great! The views in the Cavern were incredible! If you are in the area, stop in for a tour. You will love it!

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“One of the best caverns I've visited”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

Natural Bridge Caverns near New Braunsfels, Texas, one-ups any cavern I've visited in the past. Though more wet and steep than other cavern tours, it is well worth the effort. Its graded pathways lead into one magnificent room after another, the size of cathedrals and just as awe-inspiring. Its multi-million-year-old, dramatically lit formations tower above and below in a variety of earth-crafted sculpture installations, true art without need for the human touch. Bats also once inhabited these caves, but no longer. Note: Think first before bringing grandma. The numerous stairs and slippery paths may be too much for someone who has trouble getting around.

Visited June 2011
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice Cave”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

a good cave, some steep parts, good for the family, lots of kids activites there.

Visited September 2011
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Bellevue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth a visit, but not for someone who is claustrophobic”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

We visited on hot June day, so we were ready to sweat but inside the caverns humidity is 100%. We were almost wet with the sweat when we came out of caverns but we enjoyed as we got exclusive tour being the early birds :).
The tour guides are mostly high school kids working part time so never expected much of professionalism but wasn't bad either.
We did not try food there but it looked horrible and stale.
All-in all good place to visit with kids/family/friends and require some walking up/down hill so make sure you got right foot wear.

Visited June 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overcrowded groups”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

The groups on the main tour are too large - 40 plus people and very rushed except when you have to wait in an uninteresting place for 15 minutes while they take everyones pictures. The hidden passages tour is slower and less people so it's less rushed but a smaller area. Not so great for smaller kids or older people. Flip flops are not appropriate for walking in the caverns.

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