Cascade Caverns

Located in Boerne, Texas

Texas Downunder

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Oldest Cave Attraction

The Lipan Apache people discovered Cascade Caverns® in the 1700s. They left behind artifacts which are still visible today. In the 1840s, Kendall County youth rediscovered the cave and carved their initials into stalactites in the first room. Cascade Caverns® became the first “private-touring” cave in Texas back in the 1870’s, and we opened to the public in 1932.
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DownUnder Tour

Upper Cave

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Aquifer Tour

Lower Cave

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Flashlight Tour

Evening Hours

Park Activities

Come Explore, Play, & Stay

airstream camping

Campground

RV & Tent Camping

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Gem & Rock Shop

Visit the Store

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Gem & Mining Quarry

Find Your Treasure

Hiking Trails

Nature Trails

1.5 Miles of Walking Trails

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Rock Climbing Wall

Coming Soon

playground

Prehistoric Playground

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historical caves in Texas

Open Year Round

Over
100 Million
Years Old

Many of the cave’s spectacular features grew over millions of years as water mixed with Calcite to form a wonderland of dripstone and flowstone formations known as stalactites, stalagmites and draperies.

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230 Feet Deep

at the deepest lower level

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1/2 Mile Long

approx length of the caverns

63 Degrees

average cave temperature

Wet Surface

wear shoes and clothes able to get wet

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Draperies

A cave drapery is a type of speleothem (a type of cave formation) that forms when water containing dissolved minerals flows down a sloping ceiling of a cave. As the water evaporates, the minerals are left behind, forming a thin, sheet-like deposit. Over time, these deposits build up, forming a cave drapery.

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Stalactite

A stalactite is a mineral formation that hangs from the ceiling of a cave. It is formed when water containing dissolved minerals seeps through the cave ceiling and drips onto the floor. As the water evaporates, the minerals are left behind, forming a layer of mineral deposits. Over time, these deposits build up, forming a stalactite. An easy way to remember Stalactite - they need to hang on TIGHT so they don't fall off the ceiling.

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Stalagmite

A stalagmite is a type of rock formation that rises from the floor of a cave due to the accumulation of material deposited on the floor from ceiling drippings. Stalagmites are typically composed of calcium carbonate, but may consist of lava, mud, peat, pitch, sand, sinter, and amberat. An easy way to remember Stalagmite - they MIGHT reach the top of the cave.

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Column

A cave column is a speleothem (a type of cave formation) that forms over millions of years when a stalactite and a stalagmite meet. Stalactites are mineral deposits that hang from the ceiling of a cave, while stalagmites are mineral deposits that rise from the floor of a cave. When the two meet, they form a column that spans the width of the cave.

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It's Alive with wildlife

Critters & Crawlers

Meet our Cave Dwellers

From the Ice-Age to today, Cascade Caverns® continues to be a living marvel. The cave still teems with wildlife to this day.  Come explore to find some of these iconic current residents like Salamanders, Cave Shrimp (Amphipods), Leopard Frogs, and Tricolor Bats.

Explore more varieties of  Geology & Speleology 

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What our Guests are Saying

Amy WW.

"Our whole family loved it!"

Amazing tour. Our whole family loved it! Even digging for the stones was ...
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Amy WW

"Our whole family loved it!"

Amazing tour. Our whole family loved it! Even digging for the stones was worth it. Each of my kids got a jar filled with tiny gems.
Amy WW.
Amy WW
Dana C.

"100% worth the visit"

The caverns were beautiful and 100% worth the visit. The large room at the end of ...
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Dana C.

"100% worth the visit"

The caverns were beautiful and 100% worth the visit. The large room at the end of the tour was straight out of the Goonies!Thank you for the great time!
Dana C.
Dana C.
Vanessa R.

"Our Favorite Caverns"

This was one of our favorite caverns in the area. They do their best to ...
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Vanessa R.

"Our Favorite Caverns"

This was one of our favorite caverns in the area. They do their best to keep it as original as possible, which we liked more than the commercialized ones. Even my 3 teen boys enjoyed it the most. Our tour guide Stingray was very knowledgeable and entertaining!
Vanessa R.
Vanessa R.
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