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Longhorn Cavern State Park Marble Falls

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Longhorn Cavern State Park
6211 Park Road 4 S.
Marble Falls
TX
78611
Tel: 830-598-2283

Where are we going today?

Adventure can be just as fun UNDERGROUND as it is over ground, so why not explore Longhorn Caverns State Park for your next family day out - there is a lot to see AND learn! 

Of course, the caverns are located within Longhorn Cavern State Park, so there are some above ground adventures for those who want to check it out. There is an historic building that you can explore, a hiking trail, exhibit centre, and picnic areas. All those on their own would make for a great day out together.

However, it's the Longhorn Caverns that are a real feat of nature! These amazing Texas wonders were created over thousands and thousands of years, by the slow process of water eroding away the limestone bedrock.

The caves are SO old, that even fossil remains of many Ice Age animals have been found, that once called the caves home.

There is even evidence that the Longhorn Caverns were once used by the Comanche Indians, about 400 years prior to anyone else using the caves!

In later years, the caves were in fact used as a Confederate stronghold, where gunpowder was manufactured. What an amazing history!

The best way to explore these caves are through the unique tours that are offered. The Daily Tour is the most popular one, and last around 85 minutes.  The guides can tell you all about the amazing history, and formations, and are there to answer all questions

In addition to this great tour, there are a number of other tours that you can try if you are feeling a little more adventurous!

The Wild Cave Tour lets you crawl, climb and squeeze your way around the caves, and the Geology Tour is by appointment only where the on site geologist can tell you all about the earth and what makes up the caverns.

If you want something a little more special, try out the Paranormal Tour! BOO!

Longhorn Cavern is one of the few river-formed caverns in Texas, so is very special - so why not explore it!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$16 daily tour
  • Children$12 - $15 daily tour
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 4pm summer. Hours change across winter

All year round, but closed Christmas Eve and Day

I'm Hungry!

There is a grill at Longhorn Cavern with an extensive menu. There is also a snack bar..

Healthy Eating!

You can choose a ticket to include lunch for children, and there is also a picnic area in the state park to bring your own.

Any Top Tips?

Make sure you wear comfortable rubber soled shoes. You can't bring flashlights, flavored drinks, food, video cameras or tripods into the cavern.

Doing our bit

They have created a great and safe experience for everyone who visits, with well lit paths. But it's still a natural wonder so they have ensured they don't damage the environment.

Need a little extra help?

Above ground is wheelchair accessible. There are 52 steps you have to navigate underground, and then it's fairly level terrain.

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop in the state park where you can pick up a whole range of gifts, including rocks, minerals, books, key chains, shirts and much more!.

More information

Gratuities are added to the public ticket prics.

What people are saying?

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    I was actually disappointed in the caverns and the tour here. I had such high expectations, too, for how much this place is touted!

    I have been to several of Texas' show caves and this one was definitely subpar, which I was so confused by since it is a state park and highly recommended by a lot of folks, so I would have expected so much more as far as the cave itself.

    There are very few formations in this cave, which I think is due to it being a speakeasy and dance hall prior to a state park/show cave. The tour was somewhat short and lacking and...Read More

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    The caves are nice. The tour was a little disorganized. Families should be careful about bringing kids. Most seemed to hate it, and complained or cried enough to ruin it for others.

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    Come visit us at Longhorn Cavern State Park, I am a Tour Guide here and I just want y'all to know when you come on a tour, you will leave with a memory, feel the hospitality and hopeful laugh at our cave humor. I am blessed to be able to take you on a tour, take you back in history and introduce you to a bat or 2 or 15. I am also a Wild Cave Tour Guide, we crawl in the little tunnels under the walking tour. We crawl threw about 8 inches of suck your shoe off mud and about thigh high deep water that is 47 degrees, come on in and get cave dirty....Read More

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    My wife and I did the Wild Cave tour. It was an awesome tour, and our tour guide was great! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an adventure. I'm giving four stars because it was so expensive, but worth it!

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    Cheap at $13 per Adult. Got child's price because filming for documentary was going on during tour. My tour guide was retired geologist. Very informative and a lot of fun. Will go back again!

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by Leila Rahil

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I was actually disappointed in the caverns and the tour here. I had such high expectations, too, for how much this place is touted!

I have been to several of Texas' show caves and this one was definitely subpar, which I was so confused by since it is a state park and highly recommended by a lot of folks, so I would have expected so much more as far as the cave itself.

There are very few formations in this cave, which I think is due to it being a speakeasy and dance hall prior to a state park/show cave. The tour was somewhat short and lacking and our tour guide seemed to want to be anywhere else but on the tour with us; he seemed to be on autopilot just regurgitating the cave tour "facts" and not really into answering any of our group's questions.

The formations that there were in the cave were not that impressive, especially compared to some of the other caves I have been to and $16, which I initially thought was a steal, seemed to be a bit expensive for the tour and experience you get.

Definitely do not see myself returning here or even recommending it, especially considering the drive from Austin. I'm sorry and sad to say it, but other than its historical factor, not a lot going for this Texas cave.

by Amy Bullard

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Come visit us at Longhorn Cavern State Park, I am a Tour Guide here and I just want y'all to know when you come on a tour, you will leave with a memory, feel the hospitality and hopeful laugh at our cave humor. I am blessed to be able to take you on a tour, take you back in history and introduce you to a bat or 2 or 15. I am also a Wild Cave Tour Guide, we crawl in the little tunnels under the walking tour. We crawl threw about 8 inches of suck your shoe off mud and about thigh high deep water that is 47 degrees, come on in and get cave dirty. I am also the Wedding and Event Coordinator. We are equipped for parties up to 300, we have many venues and a catering company that will jump over the moon for you. I put my heart into every hat or hair bow I wear and I hope you feel it when y'all come to visit.

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