Cave Without A Name in Boerne Texas has quite an unusual moniker, doesn’t it? This cave opened to the general public way back in 1939 when my mom was just 1 year old. Why such a strange name?
Well, back in 1939, a contest to name it was held. One boy declared that it was just too pretty for a name. He won the contest and got $500 for his winning entry, no small prize back then!
From San Antonio, you can drive there in less than an hour. It is located at 325 Kreutzberg Road.
Compared to a cave-like Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico, this is a very small cave. It has 6 rooms with an underground river and beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations.
To get to this cave, you have to climb down 126 steps. Not so bad, but keep in mind that if you ever again want to see the light of day, you must climb back up 126 steps. This can be a bit painful if your legs are not in shape.
For many years, the cave had only one opening. Animals fell down the hole over the years, and fossils have been found directly underneath it. Some animals even survived the fall, and their remains were found deeper in the cave.
I can never remember which is which. They sure are beautiful though.
Our guide informed us that one formation had earned the nickname “The Christmas Tree.” I could totally see the resemblance. My daughter’s favorite formation was a rippling area that looked like a piece of bacon. We enjoyed our afternoon underground. This is a great adventure during hot Texas days since the cave is nice and cool.
Make sure that you bring a light jacket and good walking shoes–no sandals or heels. The last time I was there, it was stuffy and warm in the cave, not chilly like Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Bring a camera, too, for some spectacular shots of God’s underground handiwork.
The cave has good lighting and excellent walkways. It is just those stairs going back up that most people get concerned with.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Cave Without A Name is open from 9AM until 6PM. The rest of the year, it is open from 10AM until 5PM.
Check their website for current admission prices and other information. Or you can call (830)537-4212. The cave is located about 12 miles outside of Boerne, Texas. When you go, ask about discounts for military and seniors. Also, children under age 6 receive free admission.
Cave Without A Name
325 Kreutzberg Rd, Boerne, TX 78006