Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Caverns is the biggest cave in South Central Texas. This cave gets its name because it has a natural rock bridge between two sinkholes. Back in the 1800s, people who lived around this cave would explore it. Bones and other artifacts have been found in the cave dating back thousands of years.

Usually, caves are chilly inside. This privately owned cave is a little different. It is humid inside and fairly warm. If you are a typical visitor, you will want to take the North Cavern tour. Wear good walking shoes–no heels or sandals.

It takes about 75 minutes to complete the tour. Bring your camera for some beautiful shots of God’s artistry underground. If you have never before toured a cave, you will like this one. However, if you have been to Carlsbad Caverns or a similar cave, you will probably be disappointed.

There is also a South Cavern Tour meant for real, experienced cavers. This tour is a one-mile adventure, complete with caving gear and is rated moderate to hard. Reservations are required.

The cave property also has a rock wall tower for climbing, two 350 foot zip lines, and a place for kids to mine for cool stones and gems using a screen and washing dirt in the water.

My kids love the climbing wall and zip lines. I loved mining for the stones–it was great fun, just like the California Gold Rush! Every member of your family should enjoy something about this place.

Take Exit 175 on I-35. For more information, call (210)651-6101.