Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio, TX

26495 Natural Bridge Caverns RdSan Antonio, TX 78266
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Discover the wonders of the underground world at Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas' premier natural attraction. Explore two distinct cave systems, marvel at stunning formations, and learn about the history and geology of this amazing place. Have an unforgettable experience with the knowledgeable and friendly guides.

up to 1.2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • The caverns are open daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
  • The tours last about an hour and cover a distance of 3/4 mile (1.20 km) with some stairs and slopes.
  • The cavern temperature is 70°F (21°C) year-round with high humidity, so dress comfortably and wear shoes with good traction.
  • Photography and videography are allowed inside the caverns, but flash and tripods are not permitted.
  • While you enjoy the wonders underground, kindly refrain from bringing food and drinks inside the caverns.
  • Pets are welcome on park grounds (excluding caverns), but must be leashed, under control, and owners must clean up after them. Only ADA-compliant Service Animals can join cavern tours or enter buildings.
  • The caverns offer a variety of other attractions, such as zip rails, ropes courses, fossil mining, and more. Check out their website for details and prices.


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Explore Natural Bridge Caverns!
Explore Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas’ largest and one of the world’s premier show caves. Take a guided tour through huge underground chambers. Find your way through one of the only permanent outdoor mazes in Texas. Pan for treasure, like miners panned for gold. Or, test your balance, agility and strength against our ropes course and zip rails. It’s Naturally Amazing.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Natural Bridge Caverns

What should I wear?

Dress comfortably in shorts and a t-shirt, wear comfortable walking shoes with good traction, and no flip-flops for Twisted Trails. The cavern is a constant 70 degrees with a relative humidity of 99% that makes it feel more like 80 degrees regardless of the outside temperature and weather.

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are welcome in the park but not allowed on cavern tours; stroller parking is available during the tour.

Are the caverns wheelchair accessible?

Much of the access to the Caverns depends on the level of mobility for members of your party. The tours are an all walking tour down 180 feet and back up. While they do not restrict guest access on the cavern tours, they do not advise the use of devices (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, etc.) due to the restrictive bends of the natural cavern passages, and the strenuous nature of the actual tour. Please be aware that you may need to carry both the person and their equipment through sections of the tour. DISCOVERY TOUR: Stairs are present in four locations on the Discovery Tour, the longest flight consists of 35 steps up. The final climb out of the Discovery Tour starts at 135 feet below the surface. HIDDEN PASSAGES: The Hidden Passages tour as accessed by all stairs, which is 185 stair steps.

May I bring my camera/tripod/selfie stick/GoPro/Drone?

Cameras—While on cavern tours, snapshot photography is permitted, providing you stay with your tour group and do not lag behind. Please be mindful that the tour will be moving through the cave so there is limited time to compose a photo. Flash photography is allowed inside the caverns so long as the flash is not used to photograph wildlife. Due to high humidity, many times a flash will illuminate the water vapor in the air, so if you see this "ghosting" effect, try to limit your use of flash. Tripods—The tour will be moving through the cave so there is limited time to compose a photo. For this reason, tripod and monopods are not recommended. Selfie sticks are not permitted on the cavern tours or Twisted Trails. Go Pros—Permitted across the property and on cavern tours. However, on Twisted Trails only chest mounted, wrist strapped, or helmet mounted Go Pros (you must provide your own helmet) are allowed and are subject to inspection prior to participation. Loose items are not permitted on Twisted Trails and all pockets must be emptied. Drones—To protect and ensure the safety of the visitors, Natural Bridge Caverns strictly prohibits the use of model aircraft and drones over any part of the park. Commercial rights of all photographs and video remain the property on Natural Bridge Caverns, Inc.

Do you have a place to eat at the park?

Quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite with hand-dipped ice cream, candy, fresh-squeezed lemonade, beer, wine and other tasty treats at Big Daddy's Sweets, Treats and Brew – the old-fashioned general store named for Harry Heidemann, one of Natural Bridge Caverns' principle founders and developers. Or inside the Visitor Center, check out the Cavern Café offering hot and delicious pizza, tender chicken strips, burgers, fries, hot dogs, chips, and more! They have multiple picnic areas where you can bring snacks or a lunch to enjoy. Picnic table seating is first-come, first-serve. Please note that no storage facilities for coolers are available on or around the grounds. For health and safety reasons, all outside food or drinks must remain outside in the picnic areas. No outside food or drinks are permitted in the indoor dining areas. In the conservation efforts, they do not allow drinks (other than water) food, gum, tobacco or smoking (including vapor cigarettes) in the caverns. However, if a visitor needs to bring a small, unopened pack of food for health purposes they can get it approved by the Admissions Office.

How does the weather affect my visit?

Natural Bridge Caverns is open year-round rain or shine, but outdoor attractions like Twisted Trails are weather permitting, so check conditions before coming.

What is the difference between the Discovery Tour and the Hidden Wonders Tour?

The Discovery Tour is the most popular and largest tour, featuring massive rooms and spectacular formations. The Hidden Wonders Tour is a newer and more intimate tour, featuring delicate formations, a sound and light show, and a fun ride back to the surface.