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.

Bracken Bat Cave

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

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