Venture underground: 6 family-friendly Texas caves worth exploring

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When you’re ready to tackle an adventure beyond your own backyard, grab your headlamp, and get ready to head underground and explore these six showstopping Texas caves centuries in the making.

Cave Without a Name

North of San Antonio in Boerne, Texas, wind your way down 126 steps, approximately 80 feet, into the 66-degree netherworld known as The Cave Without a Name. Venture through a world of frozen waterfalls and crystal clear pools. Open for public tours since 1939, the Cave without a Name boasts six sizable chambers.

If you take a took a tour, keep your eyes peeled for Texas-sized cave bacon, a collection of stalagmites resembling the nativity scene, and, in the winter months, some slumbering bats.

A National Natural Landmark, the cavern is a frequent site of underground musical performances.

325 Kreutzberg Road, Boerne;

Inner Space Cavern

Inner Space Cavern, located in Georgetown, is considered one of the best-preserved caves in Texas. Discovered by a Texas Highway Department core drilling team in the spring of 1963 and opened to the public in the summer of 1966, the cave contains delicate formations, large chambers, prehistoric animal bones and a near-constant 72-degree temperature.

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