Have you ever imagined what size beneath the surface of the Earth? If you live or visit San Antonio, TX, you can explore the wonders of the underground at Natural Bridge Caverns. This amazing geological site is a source of wonder for the whole family. It offers both education and excitement for anyone who visits. This family owned and operated destination is open every day for visitors, so you can make an excursion any time and not run into a crowd. The cavern tours themselves lead you down safe passageways into a cool alien world filled with strange rock formations, stalactites, stalagmites, and more. Formed over eons by dripping water filled with minerals, you will not be able to believe your eyes when you see all the strange shapes and unusual colors.
A large part of this outing focuses on learning more about our planet and how rocks form both underground and topside. The educational components do not take away from the spirit of adventure that everyone will feel going into a completely different world more than 100 feet below the surface.
The Natural Bridge Taverns offers multiple tour options so you can experience the caves in different ways. The Discovery Tour uses colorful LED lights to highlight a variety of interesting features. The Hidden Passages Tour leads you through smaller caverns with truly unique ribbons, straws, and pipes of stone. Combination tours are also available if you want to check out everything. You can also explore undeveloped sections and pretend you are a spelunker discovering them for the first time. Watch the free-tailed bats fly out at sunset or book a private tour with your group. If you travel to San Antonio looking for family entertainment, you may not be satisfied with a cave crawl on its own. This adventure location also offers many topside experiences to enjoy. These include zip lines, rope courses, climbing walls, a massive maze, and activities suited especially for the kids, too. Learn the art of panning for gold at the Gem & Fossil mining center, shop for souvenirs at nearby Discovery Village, and make time for lunch or sweet treats before you head off for your next adventure.