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“Great stop!”

Natural Bridge Caverns
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US$92.00*
and up
San Antonio Explorer Pass
Ranked #21 of 280 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great stop! The caverns are the main draw with other attractions right next door—very convenient location. You see the natural bridge right before entering the caves, which are very pretty. The tour ends with an awesome view of the cavern

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to get your feet wet and be dripped on because it is a cavern. It's 180 feet down and you have to walk up 180 feet. VERY strenuous. You must be in good health to do the caverns - no kidding aside!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth seeing. Be prepared for some steep inclines, but it is worth it. Also you might want to make sure your littles can maneuver well, as it is not very stroller friendly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see cavern experience. It is well organized and efficient. My family and I have been on a lot of cave tours around the US, so some of the experiences are pretty typical -- price, length, exertion level. The price was around $24 per person, it took about one hour for the Discovery tour, and there are some pretty steep inclines. I would not recommend this for young children. There were families who brought young children, I'd estimate the children to be around 4 or 5 years old, and they cried the whole trip. The paths are somewhat wet as this is a very moist cavern. The humidity is around 90 percent year round. Good shoes and being physically able to climb are a must. They allow flash photography, although pictures never do a cave justice. These are really populated tours - we had about 45 people in our group. Besides the continuously crying children, there was constant chattering from the rest of the group. The tour guide did have a microphone, but some of what she was saying got drowned out by the other ruckus. Large tours are the reason this cavern doesn't get a five star. The caverns themselves are spectacular.
Outside the cavern is an optional ($29) obstacle course and 2 zip lines($19). There is also a gemstone or fossil "mining" activity ($9-$15), and an eating establishment that serves basic hot dogs and junk food. We were on a time constraint, so we just did the Discovery tour then left. More people were pouring in as we were leaving. According to the cashier at the main desk, "it's always busy." So I'm not sure if there's a best time to visit. It's worth the trip, just be prepared for a crowd.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went through the caverns. It's neat, but HUMID! Thankfully it was a nice day so it was a little bit cool when we were done and exited. I can't imagine walking out of the caverns in the middle of July. Glad we went when we did. We also did the Canopy Explorer course and zip lines. A little scary, but lots of fun. Had nice gift shops. We bought my son a bag of dirt and gems and he mined them like they do gold; he really enjoyed that.

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