Adventure never grows old. Thankfully, at Natural Bridge Caverns we have things to do for all ages and enough of it to have you coming back for more. If you haven’t visited lately, you’re in for a treat. We’re more than just a cave.
Don’t just take our word for it! Among numerous other mentions, Natural Bridge Caverns is consistently listed on the popular Kids Out and About online guide for Top 20 Places to Take Kids In and Around San Antonio and we’ve been listed in the 16 top-rated tourist attractions & things to do in San Antonio by online travel guide, PlanetWare.
Now we’re here to be the guide on what to do at Natural Bridge Caverns. You can always start at our Plan Your Trip page, which will help fill you in on all we have to offer. Here’s a quick overview of our tours and attractions, whether you’re a young spelunker-in-training, an experienced caver, a thrill-seeker or maybe just someone who enjoys a good glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade.
We have five cavern tour experiences to choose from, from our original and most-popular, Discovery Tour, a walking tour fit for everyone, to our Hidden Passages Adventure Tour, for the more daring ages 13 and up where you embark on a 3-4 hour journey crawling though narrow passages in authentic caving gear and headlamp. Adventure tours are by reservation only and not for the faint of heart.
If you’re an early bird, come join us on the very first tour of the day on our Lantern Tour. Explore the Natural Bridge Cavern's Discovery Passages illuminated only by the light of your cave lantern, just like the original discoverers did decades ago.
Coming in November 2019, Twisted Trails will be our newest attraction – a six-story Sky Adventure Course. Take on four levels and 50 challenges for both children and adults, with activities like steppingstones, a weave walk, and a rolling log.
The new Twisted Trails Tykes is a smaller version of the Twisted Trail course allowing pint-sized adventure seekers, four-feet-tall-and-under to experience the adventure of the larger course. Twisted Trails Tykes will include a Sky Rail dedicated just for them, less than three feet from the ground.
Speaking of kiddos one of the most popular attractions for kids of all ages is our Discovery Village Mining Co. Discover what it’s like to pan for treasure with a real, working sluice! Kids are given bags of mining “rough” and as they sift and shake the tray, flowing water reveals amethyst, rose quartz, emeralds, arrowheads, or even fossils.
Up for a challenge? Test your competitive spirit and see who can find their way out first of our AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup, a 5,000 square foot outdoor maze.
All that adventuring can work up an appetite – and a thirst – but we’ve got you covered with all the options at Big Daddy’s Sweets, Treats, and Brew. Recharge and refresh with fresh-squeezed lemonade, beer, wine and plenty of sweet treats.
In addition to year-round activities, we also offer something special a few times a year.
At Natural Bridge Caverns, we celebrate Christmas unlike anywhere else in the world! Nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, we kick our holiday festivities up a notch. Hear your favorite carols echo through Texas’ largest underground cavern. Get pictures with Santa “Spelunker” Claus, then round up his reindeer in our outdoor maze. As the sun sets behind our 30-foot tall Christmas tree, a hayride rolls through the hills, families roast s’mores, enjoy games, music, a giant snow globe, ice skating, and more.
Come experience Christmas at the Caverns this holiday season, every Saturday and Sunday in December leading up to Christmas!
Discovery Days is inspired by the discovery of Natural Bridge Caverns in 1960. It is a celebration of caving, exploration, and discovery. Invite your family and friends to take part in this safe, hands-on caving experience, accompanied by an educational adventure. Check back soon for 2020 dates.
Every summer, the largest bat colony in the world forms at nearby Bracken Cave, and every evening they alight into the Texas sky in a remarkable display that is a wonder to behold, as they form a massive, swirling cloud that may be the largest single gathering of mammals on earth. We sell combination ticket packages that include a cavern tour at Natural Bridge Caverns along with the unique opportunity to see the bats at Bracken Cave. Check for availability each summer.
Feed your adventurous spirit and discover the beauty of nature all year-round. Bring the kids – toddlers and teens alike – bring the grandparents. We’ve got something for everyone.