Revised from: Elliott, W.R., and G. Veni (eds.).
1994. The Caves and Karst of Texas. 1994 Convention Guidebook. Natl.
Speleol. Soc., Huntsville, Alabama. 352 pp. + viii + 13 maps.
Texas has some unusually beautiful
and interesting show caves to offer. All seven are detailed here with information
to help you decide which to see (only summer operating hours are given
and admission prices may change). Several other caves are now open to guided "Wild Caving Tours."
Many other Texas caves were open to
the public in the past: Robber Baron Cave in San Antonio, Bexar County;
Fairy Cave near Boerne, Kendall County; Ezell's Cave in San Marcos, Hays
County; Austin Caverns in Austin, Travis County; Cobb Cavern near Georgetown,
Williamson County; Richland Springs Caverns near Richland Springs, San
Saba County; and even the Devil's Sinkhole, Edwards County, where guano
miners used to take visitors down on a hoist! Most of these caves were
just a little too out of the way to make a go of it or sometimes
the operators were just a little strange.