Cascade Caverns

Discover Texas down under at Cascade Caverns! Discovered by the Lipan Apace in the 1700s, Cascade Caverns is 132 feet deep and 1,670 feet long. On a tour of the limestone cave, groups will see various cave creatures such as the cave harvestman, bats, and salamanders, as well as the glistening drops of water that decorate the Diamond Ceiling. Groups can also enjoy the nature trails and playground before or after the tour. Tours run every hour. Groups of 14 or more qualify for group rates. Camping is available on site for overnight stay.
 
Contact Info
Address: 226 Cascade Cavern, Boerne, TX 78015. Kendall County. Tel: 830-755-8080. Email: downunder@cascadecaverns.com. Website: www.cascadecaverns.com. Hrs: Vary by season.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Caves and Mines Lesson Plan

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have features like crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites. Students observe the unique geological features of caves and learn how minerals are unearthed and mined. ... Continue