28. Inner Space Caverns
There's a really cool roadside attraction that friends of mine have visited many times. When you hear "roadside attraction" do you immediately think of things like "The Cadillac Ranch" in Amarillo or the "Snake Farm" in New Braunfels? Something that is a little kitschy perhaps?
Well, Georgetown has a pretty spectacular natural formation located right alongside, or I should say underneath, Interstate 35. Inner Space Caverns is one of the best preserved caves in Texas and prehistoric animals were even unearthed there.
The caverns were discovered in 1963 by a Texas Highway Department core drilling team. While drilling through 40 feet of solid limestone, the drill bit broke through into a large void that came to be known as Inner Space Cavern. The caverns had no natural openings to the outside world.
The caverns have a year round temperature of 72 degrees with a relative humidity of 98%. Entrance to the caverns is by guided tour and the trails are often wet and slippery so good walking shoes are needed. The caverns are usually busy on weekends and during summer vacation.
At some times of the year you may see hibernating bats. At one point during the underground tour the guide will turn off the lights so that you can experience pitch darkness. This is fun.
Caves are a unique experience; drops of calcium-filled water drip from the ceiling, there are spots that are tight or have a low ceiling and it just smells wet. Don't let the big alien eye of a sign turn you off. Caves are cool.
Location: Inner Space Cavern
4200 S. IH 35
Georgetown, TX 78626
Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer M-Sa 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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