Texas is packed with natural beauty, both above and below the surface. Whether you want to get down on your hands and knees to crawl through dark passages, go spelunking, enjoy an underground ropes course, or prefer enjoying the caverns from afar to see the stalactites and stalagmites, there's plenty of opportunity for underground adventure all over the state.
Here are eight beautiful Texas caves worth exploring.
1. Natural Bridge Caverns
Located about 30 minutes north of downtown San Antonio, the Natural Bridge Caverns allow visitors to hike through an amazing half-mile cave system 180 feet below the ground. You'll be impressed by the underground acoustics.
2. Kickapoo Caverns
The Kickapoo Cavern trail in Brackettville is an adventure tour for far more experienced hikers, as it's an undeveloped and strenuous underground hiking trail. Don't forget your helmet!
3. Devil's Sinkhole
This wild cave is commonly known to be the largest single-chamber cavern in Texas. Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area in Rocksprings is also home to the state's largest colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats.
4. Longhorn Caverns
Longhorn Cavern State Park in Burnet offers daily tours of the cavern and is conveniently only 1.5 hours northwest of Austin. It's the perfect distance for an easy day trip!
5. Inner Space Cavern
Hidden for 10,000 years, Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown is one of the few places where prehistoric remains have been found. Pretty crazy, huh?
6. Cascade Caverns
7. Caverns of Sonora
8. Wonder World Cave
Travelers stop by Wonder World Park in San Marcos each year to set eyes on this earthquake-formed cave along the Balcones Fault Line. It was the first commercial show cave to open to the public in Texas. Take a walking tour and enjoy all of the wonders inside this beautiful cave. It's a perfect quick trip for Texans coming from San Antonio, New Braunfels, or Austin.