Best of Austin More 2013 Critics Outdoors & Recreation Best Thing That Floats Our Boat: Waller Creek Boathouse Best Natural High: Trapeze Austin Best Zumba Instructor: Phil Amador Best New Water Activity: Austin Water Bikes Best Intimate Climb and View: Pennybacker Bridge Cliff View Best Nightly Air Show: Purple Martins at Highland Mall Best Stargazing: UT Astronomy Department Star Parties Best Extreme Indoor Activity: iFly Best Badass Way to Deter Grackles: Winged Victory Best Ladies Day: Red's Indoor Range Best Check Yourself Before You Rec Yourself: Texas State University Student Recreation Center Best Reason to Say Yee-Haw: Pioneer Town's Cowboy Museum Best New Flow Fest: River Awareness Day Best Brandishing of the Burnt Orange: UT Volleyball Best Soccer Player: Kristopher Tyrpak

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Best 'To the Bat Cave!': Bracken Bat Cave, New Braunfels

The sight of 20 million bats emerging from a cave has been called one of the greatest spectacles in nature, and it is less than 50 miles south of Austin. The world's largest bat colony lives in Bracken Cave outside of New Braunfels. It is so large it appears on weather radar when the flying mammals go on their nightly forage for bugs. Join one of the five public tours in June, July, or August, or become a member of Bat Conservation International to double your opportunities to see the bats disappear into the night sky like columns of smoke.

Bat Conservation International
500 Capital of Texas Hwy. N., 512/327-9721,

Bracken Bat Cave

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