Underground Wonders: The Caves of the Texas Hill Country

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It has been said you can’t judge a book by its cover, and the same can be applied to the Texas Hill Country. Sure, there are amazing views and gorgeous scenery, but in order to fully appreciate the extent of all the Hill Country has to offer, you have to look below the surface. In this case, the wonders hidden below are very literal. A large collection of caves calls this region home, and every year tourists flock to see their otherworldly beauty. Continue reading below for a list of the top five Hill Country cave destinations!

1. Longhorn Caverns

Longhorn Caverns-Texas Hill Country Caves

Photo: Facebook/Longhorn Cavern State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Where: Burnet, Texas

Hours of Operation: Week Days – 9 a.m to 5 p.m., Weekends – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Phone: (512) 715-9000

About: Since 1938, Longhorn Cavern has offered Texas residents and visitors to the state the chance to experience the wonder of cave exploration. Besides natural beauty, the cavern is home to legends of all sorts. From caches of hidden treasure to the rescue of a kidnapped child, a visit to this National Natural Landmark offers the opportunity to dive into its rich history. Additionally, various types of cave tours are available. For pricing details or to learn more about the cavern visit the link above.

2. The Cave Without a Name

Cave Without A Name- Underground Wonders Caves in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/Cave Without a Name

Where: Boerne, Texas

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Open seven days a week, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


Phone: (830) 537-4212

About: Eighty feet below earth’s surface lies the hidden beauty of the Cave Without a Name. Guided tours help you navigate your way throughout the underground treasure, with six different “formation rooms” just waiting to be seen. One of the most well-known of these rooms is the Queen’s Throne Room, which hosts a multitude of events throughout the year. This month, the Sounds of the Season, a special Holiday concert will take place November 25.

3. Cascade Caverns

Cascade Caverns-Underground Wonders Texas Hill Country Caves
Photo: Facebook/Cascade Caverns

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