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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…

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…

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…

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

Natural Bridge Caverns. Photo by Josh Grenier (CC by 2.0). A four-bedroom, three-bathroom house on nearly 3 acres of land…

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…

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…

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

Where Does the Texas Hill Country Actually End?

…craggy limestone hills streaked with crystalline streams; the yawning open-mouthed bat caves; the endless s’mores and roasted hot dogs around…

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

A Family Works to Overcome Tragedy on Possum Kingdom Lake

…food or bathroom breaks. When our children were little, we broke up the trip in Goldthwaite, where there’s a nice…

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…

Hill Country Gem: Mason

Hill Country Gem: Mason

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

Bats at Risk

Bats at Risk

A steward at the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve, southwest of Mason, gently exhibits a Mexican free-tailed bat. (Photo…

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

Cave Management Association members and guests. tcmacaves.org Frio Bat Cave This privately owned cave hosts one of the largest colonies…

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