Updated 07/12/2012 03:05 PM
Longhorn Caverns a Texas Hill Country wonder
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Longhorn Cavern State Park in Burnet is a great place to take the family on a spelunking adventure. Formed over thousands of years of water erosion, the Longhorn Caverns span almost eight miles.
Longhorn Caverns offers guided tours every day of the week. The walking tour covers about one-and-a-quarter miles, during which visitors can explore the caverns and view the Stalactite, Stalagmite and other natural formations.
"We have two -- one really large room, called the Indian Council Room, that the Comanches used. Further down into the cavern is a room we call the 'Hall of Marble' because it looks like polished marble," tour guide Anson Hahn said.
The cavern is also home to some Eastern Pipistrelle bats, who might make an appearance during your tour.
"Sometimes you get to see one or two on the tour, which is really neat. The kids love them," Hahn said.
Michelle Devaney, manager of Longhorn Caverns, says the site just completed installation of hundreds of lights in the cave to feature the stunning formations. The Caverns will be having a grand opening next week to showcase the new installation.
Admission for the walking tour is $12.99 for adults and $7.99 for kids. For more information on the caverns, visit their website at LonghornCaverns.com.
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