Natural Attractions in the Texas Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular tourist areas in the southern United States. The prime reason for the region's popularity is its unique natural beauty and many natural attractions. Here are some of the most popular and unique natural attractions found in the Texas Hill Country. 

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Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock
TPW
Address
Enchanted Rock, Texas 78643, USA

Located just north of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Enchanted Rock is one of the largest natural rock formations in the United States, with a dome that rises 425 feet above the ground (1825 feet above sea level). Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1970, Enchanted Rock is also part of the Texas State Parks System and attracts thousands of visitors annually.

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Lost Maples

Lost Maples
Danno Wise
Address
37221 FM 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885-8510, USA
Phone
+1 830-966-3413

New Englanders aren't the only that get to enjoy watching the fall foliage change, Lost Maples Natural Area in Central Texas offers Texans and visitors to Texas a breathtaking palette of colors every fall. In recent years, visiting Lost Maples while touring the Texas Hill Country's many wineries has become a popular autumn activity. 

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Longhorn Caverns

Longhorn Caverns
TPW

Longhorn Caverns are a Hill Country wonder that have housed Comanche Indians, Confederate Soldiers and, perhaps, and outlaw or two. Today the site is a state park, offering a number of tours and educational programs to visitors.

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Inner Space Cavern

Inner Space Caverns
Inner Space Caverns
Address
4200 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Georgetown, TX 78626, USA
Phone
+1 512-931-2283

Located just north of Austin, Inner Space Cavern reveals relics from the Ice Age - bones of Saber Toothed Tigers, Mammoths and other Ice Age animals have been found in the cavern.

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Cascade Caverns

Cascade Caverns
Cascade Caverns
Address
226 Cascade Cavern, Boerne, TX 78015, USA
Phone
+1 830-755-8080

Located just outside San Antonio, Cascade Caverns offer visitors a look beneath the surface of the Texas Hill Country. The cavern stays 68 degrees year around - making it a perfect place to beat the summer heat - plus it features a 100 foot underground

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Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Caverns
Rei
Address
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266, USA
Phone
+1 210-651-6101

An underground wonder, Natural Bridge Caverns shows the family a side of the world they probably haven't seen. In addition to a variety of subterranean tours, Natural Bridge Caverns offers a host of above-ground educational activities for kids of all ages.

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Wonder World

Wonder World
Wonder World Park
Address
1000 Prospect St, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
Phone
+1 512-392-3760

Incorporating a natural cave formed by an earthquake along the Balcones Fault Line, Wonder World Park offers cave tours, educational earthquake programs, a wildlife park, train rides and many more activities for the whole family.

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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Colleen Pence
Address
26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266, USA
Phone
+1 830-438-7400

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a 400-acre drive-through safari located in the Texas Hill Country, just outside of San Antonio.

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Barton Spring Swimming Hole

Barton Springs
City of Austin
Address
2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Phone
+1 512-974-6300

Located in Austin's famed Zilker Park, Barton Springs was formed when Barton Creek was dammed. Since its inception, Barton Springs has become one of the most popular swimming holes in the state.

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Austin Museum Partnership
Address
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739, USA
Phone
+1 512-232-0100

Named after the former First Lady, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is dedicated to native plants and flowers and incorporates trails, gardens, natural habitat areas, butterfly gardens and educational programs to help promote the preservation and restoration of Texas wildflowers.

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Great Natural Attractions Found in the Texas Hill Country