|Texas State Park | Longhorn Cavern - National Natural Landmark|
|Wednesday, 28 April 2010 00:00|
The cavern is believed to exist a few million years ago and is considered relatively a young geologic formation. Having said that, bones of elephant, bison, bear, dear and other animals had been found here and evidence shows it has been used as shelter since prehistoric era.
This cavern was used to manufacture and store gun powder during Civil War (1861-1965). Legends claimed that the outlaw Sam Bass hid $2 million cache inside the cavern and Texas ranger found a kidnapped girl from Indians here.
Rich in history and geology, Longhorn Cavern attracts spelunkers to explore even during summer as the cave is 68 degree Fahrenheit all year round. It offers a guided tour for public viewing almost every hour. Each tour takes about 1 hour and 25 minutes to walk through a journey of one and a quarter miles. To check out more about the schedule of daily guided tour and its fee, please refer here.
Apart from the charming cavern, CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Exhibit Hall that sits adjacent to the Visitor Center and the Observation Tower which is situated not far across the park road are among the historic structures to explore. A handful of short hiking trails (with the longest is 1.1-mile loop) are also available to get close to nature. Plenty of picnic tables around and spring greets you with sights of bluebonnets field.
Located on Park Road 4, off US Hwy 281, approximately 6 miles west and 6 miles south of Burnet, Texas.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 08:43|