The Flash List
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6211 Park Rd. 4 S. | Burnet, TX 78611
(70 miles NW of Austin, TX)
Earliest records indicate that the Comanche Indians were the first to use this cavern, one of the few river-formed caverns created by the dissolving and cutting action of water on limestone bedrock. More recently, the cavern was used as a Confederate stronghold where gunpowder was manufactured in secret during the Civil War, and it is rumored to have been the hideout of Sam Bass, a legendary Texas outlaw.
Hear this history of the cave and an explanation of its geology as you experience for yourself natural wonders such as the Crystal City area adorned with calcite crystals and more. The venue also offers a picnic area, historic building, hiking trail, grill/snack bar, gift shop, and visitor center.