The Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown, TX is the perfect day trip when you are looking for an adventure!
The cavern is open year-round, but when you visit in the summer you can get a little reprieve from the sweltering Texas heat. The temperature inside the cave is a moderate 72 degrees year-round.
The cavern was discovered in 1963 while construction workers were drilling to determine if they could build a highway. One of the workers volunteered to be lowered down in the hole to see what was down there. Then after just 3 years of excavating it was opened to the public.
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They have a playground, mining area, fossil displays that were found in the cave, and animals to entertain you while waiting for your tour time. Once inside, the tour guide tells you about all the formation and fascinating stories of the cave’s discovery. Some of the beautiful formations you will see are the Soda Straw Balcony and The Flowing Stone of Time – just so cool!
About halfway through the tour, the guide will turn off the lights in the cave. It’s so cool to experience total darkness like no other, yet it is also a little nerve-wracking. I was a bit relieved once he turned the lights back on!
Inner Space Cavern is open year-round and offers 3 types of tours. You can choose the length and the type of adventure you are wanting.
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This tour is the basic and most popular tour. The tour lasts a little over one hour and walks you through the history of the cavern and viewing of the popular formations including Soda Straw Balcony, Inner Cathedral, Ice Cream Parlor, and Drapery Column.
Staying on a paved and well-lit path, making this a great option for all fitness levels or beginner spelunkers.
HIDDEN PASSAGES TOUR
Feeling a little more adventurous? Guests will be provided a flash flight for this 90-minute tour. Explores will view the newly opened section of the cave on an undeveloped trail. If you suffer from claustrophobia, this is not the tour for you.
Children must be older than 7 years of age to participate in this tour. Close-toes shoes are mandatory for all guests.
WILD CAVE TOUR
This is the longest and demanding tour option. The Wild Cave tour offers off-trail caving through undeveloped sections of the cavern and lasts approximately 3.5-4 hours.
Children ages 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult. All explorers must sign a waiver before beginning the tour.
For this tour, guests need to wear a long shirt, pants, and hiking boots. Prepare to get dirty and it’s best to have a change of clothes for after the tour.
Helmet, headlamps, gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, and bottled water will be provided by Inner Space Cavern. Tour is available only on Saturday and Sunday with reservation required at least one week in advance.
When is the cavern open?
The cave is open for tours Monday-Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.
Does the Inner Space Cavern offer discounts or coupons?
Those with a military ID will receive a $2 discount per ticket purchased. With AAA, you will receive a discount of $1.50 for adults and $1 for children.
They also offer a discount for groups of 20 or more.
How Deep are the Inner Space Caverns?
The caverns reach a depth of 69 feet. Those reserving a ticket for the Wild Cave Tour will get a more in-depth look at the cavern that features off-trail sections of the cave that are undeveloped.
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