Texas has some amazing tourist destinations throughout its vast expanse. Many are well known such as the Alamo, the Kema boardwalk, Fiesta Texas, and the San Antonio Riverwalk. But there are some spots, even in Texas that some Texans haven’t had the experience of visiting. One that I would highly recommend is the Natural Bridge Caverns. The majestic close-up view of the naturally developed caverns just south of San Antonio is a breathtaking view of nature.
There are several different tour types but the one my boyfriend and I did the Hidden Passage Tour. These tours take you into the second cave that was discovered. Tour group sizes are usually full but we got there early (which I would highly advice) so there were only us and another couple. The trip down is filled with stairs and as you descend you see all the various types of formations that have formed over the thousands of years. Because our tour group was so small the tour guide had a lot of fun with us so we joked and were able to pause for pictures as he described the history of the cave and filled us with various bits of knowledge about the different rock formations we were looking at. The overall tour took about an hour and fifteen minutes and it was truly awe-inspiring. Just be sure not to touch any of the formations as you’ll be banned and escorted from the cave and probably face criminal charges.
As for other attractions outside of the caves, we did the maze run which is always one of our personal favorites. Then we did Canopy challenge. This consists of a four-tier adventure course where you walk across different pathways testing your agility and balance. The other part is a zip-line which really gets your heart going. They also have a course for the little adventures. For those that can stand heights and like a challenge, this the jungle gym for teens and adults.
The Discovery Tour, which is the main tour, takes you down the original cave and is the most recognized tour. Although we didn’t go down it, we heard nothing but great reviews from all of the families coming out of it. There’s also the Lantern Tour and the Adventure Tour, each having their own unique approaches, walking down with little light, to taking on the caves and spelunking down the shaft of the original caves like the founders did. They’ve got a range of different experience levels for all types of adventures. And they’re always adding more so it’s always good to check out their website to see what’s new. It’s definitely a place you can revisit.