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A New Adventure Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns Gives Novices a Chance to Be Explorers

A New Adventure Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns Gives Novices a Chance to Be Explorers

The St. Mary’s Tour navigates deep recesses of the Natural Bridge caverns network. A new tour at Natural Bridge Caverns…

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

Shumla Treks Offer a Revealing Look at the Ancient Rock Art of Southwest Texas

…painted in rich hues of red, yellow, and black. This is Black Cave, one of more than 300 documented rock…

Generations of Texans Have Flocked to Concan for the Frio River and Neal’s Dining Room

Generations of Texans Have Flocked to Concan for the Frio River and Neal’s Dining Room

…Bat Cave “The Frio Bat Cave is about 5 miles away. In the summer, millions of Mexican free-tailed bats stay…

Angel Wings and Coral Trees: Caverns of Sonora

Angel Wings and Coral Trees: Caverns of Sonora

(Photo by Laurence Parent) Some caves scatter their treasures over many miles of underground passageways. Not so the Caverns of…

Forget Basements—This Texas Home Comes with Its Own Underground Natural Cavern

Forget Basements—This Texas Home Comes with Its Own Underground Natural Cavern

house is only 2 miles from the Natural Bridge Caverns’ official entrance, so the caves under the house are assumed…

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

The Stories Behind Texas’ Quirkiest Town Names

Cave, which was once home to thousands of bats. It was named Blowout after lightning struck the cave mouth in…

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

The Hill Country Legacy of Old Tunnel State Park

…free-tailed and cave myotis bats swarm out of the abandoned railroad tunnel, spiraling into the dusk above hills that march…

Follow the Frio: Swim, Hike, and Dance Your Troubles Away in the Frio Canyon

Follow the Frio: Swim, Hike, and Dance Your Troubles Away in the Frio Canyon

…bats to emerge, Bain gave a description of the bats and the history of the cave. The Frio Cave is…

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

…into burrows or anything cave-like. I’d never personally encountered a rattlesnake at the lake house until last summer. It was…

Boerne’s Hill Country Charm and Texas-German Heritage Fuel a Weekend of Fun

Boerne’s Hill Country Charm and Texas-German Heritage Fuel a Weekend of Fun

…and a farmers market on Saturdays. 7 / Cascade Caverns Venture below ground at Boerne’s oldest attraction to see the…

9 Caves in Texas You Can Tour for a Day of Pure Exploration

9 Caves in Texas You Can Tour for a Day of Pure Exploration

Cavern, Longhorn Cavern State Park, and Natural Bridge Caverns. Pick up a passport at any of the caves, get it…

Hill Country Gem: Mason

Hill Country Gem: Mason

…Bat Cave Preserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy of Texas. Bat-cave steward Vicki Ritter led us on a rambling half-hour…

The Caverns of Sonora

The Caverns of Sonora

cave tours. For updates on the event or details about the Caverns, including admission fees, call 325/387-3105 or 325/387-6507; www.cavernsofsonora.com….

Hills of Home

Hills of Home

…devote the next day to the great outdoors, which in these parts means two perennial favorites: Longhorn Cavern and the…

From Dusk Til Dawn

From Dusk Til Dawn

Frio Bat Cave, managed by Hill Country Adventures, hosts the second-largest bat population in the world, as well as hundreds…

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