If you’re looking for a fun outdoor adventure, Inner Space Cavern is an easy day trip not far from Cedar Park. The cavern is conveniently located just north of Austin, off of IH-35 in Georgetown at 4200 S. I-35 Frontage Road, Georgetown, TX, 78626. Inner Space Cavern offers beautiful scenery, fun activities, and tasty homemade fudge for the whole family to enjoy.
Several tour levels are available from the one hour family friendly Adventure Tour to the more extreme, physically demanding Wild Cave Tour. The Adventure Tour departs on a first come first served basis every 20 to 30 minutes. Throughout the one mile walk, a tour guide explains the history of the caverns and draws attention to the different rock formations. Be sure to wear comfortable, non-slip walking shoes and expect a humid climate underground. Please note that while the tour is available for all ages, strollers and wheelchairs are not permitted in the cave.
After a tour through the cavern, spend some time panning for gems or hop on the new zip ride, The Saber Tooth. You can also grab a bite to eat from the snack bar while the younger kids play on the playground.
Visit Inner Space Cavern Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm or on the weekend from 10am-5pm. Tickets can be purchased online and a coupon for $1.00 off is available here or on their website. To take advantage of their AAA or military discounts, tickets must be purchased in person. Conveniently, tickets are good for any day or time and tours never sell out.
Texas Cave Trail
Interested in visiting other caverns in Texas? Check out the Texas Cave Trail experience. Inner Space Cavern is just one of five caverns part of the Texas Cave Trail. The other four are Natural Bridge Caverns, Cave Without A Name, Caverns of Sonora, and Longhorn Cavern. Ask for a passport at any one of the five locations, then begin collecting stamps at each one as you visit them. Complete your passport within one year to earn an exclusive Texas Cave Trail t-shirt to show off to your friends.
Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78266
Natural Bridge Caverns is a family owned and operated tourist attraction located a short distance off I-35 in San Antonio, Texas. While the beautiful formations are reason enough to make the trip, family friendly surface attractions add to the experience. View the Texas Hill Country as you navigate the Twisted Trails Zip Rails and Ropes Course or try to find your way out of a unique 5,000 square foot maze.
Cave Without A Name
325 Kreutzberg Road, Boerne, Texas 78006
Cave Without A Name is located in Boerne, Texas about two hours southwest of Cedar Park. In addition to cavern tours, they host special events, including concerts, weddings, and conferences, throughout the year. RV, tent, and primitive campsites with restrooms and showers are available for overnight stays.
Caverns of Sonora
1711 PR 4468, Sonora, Texas 76950
About three and a half hours west of Cedar Park, Caverns of Sonora is the farthest cave to visit on the Texas Cave Trail. However, it is well worth the drive to see this internationally recognized cave system sitting below Texas ranch land. For overnight accommodations, reserve a site for RV or tent camping or book a stay at a nearby ranch.
6211 Park Road 4 South, Burnet, Texas 78611
Longhorn Cavern, the National Cave of Texas, is located about an hour west of Cedar Park in Longhorn Cavern State Park. The original buildings from the 1930s offer a unique appeal to the site. After a guided tour through the cave, climb the CCC Observation Tower for spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country or take a hike along the Backbone Ridge trails.
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