Visitors regularly plan their trip around an afternoon filled with an unforgettable tour of one of Boerne’s two show caves. While guests enjoy panning for gems, above-ground trail hiking, and even geode slicing, there’s much more to this natural national wonder than just a fun family outing. How many of these fun facts did you know? There are countless more nuggets to learn, but you’re just going to have to take the tour to learn them all.
- You can get hitched underground! The bride may want to opt for a tea-length dress and flats, but the event is sure to be a memorable one for all in attendance.
- Millions of years ago, the Texas Hill Country was under a shallow sea. To this day, you can find fossilized seashells while hiking in the rocky terrain. Another great place to find fossilized evidence of the sea is in the walls of the 6 rooms of the Cave Without A Name.
- The cave is a stunningly beautiful space, but it’s been featured as a hellish underground location for a death-metal music video. Take a gander at “Ripping Through Flesh” by Creeping Death if you dare.
- Mary McGrath Curry, now 92 years old, is the only remaining sibling that discovered the cave in 1935. She was dropped down into the cave via a rope by her brothers and discovered the main chamber of the cave that contains the Queen’s Throne Room.
- The Queen’s Throne Room plays host to monthly concerts. The musical lineup includes a variety of styles ranging from classical country to jazzy holiday favorites and soulful cello extravaganzas to an eclectic mix of acoustic songs featuring ancient instruments.
- In 2018, the Glen Rose Formation Evocative orchestral suites of music were written and tuned specifically to the resonant frequencies in the cave. The suites were narrated by none other than Mary McGrath Curry! Take a listen & learn more!
- The caverns stay a consistent 66 degrees year-round and are an ideal activity during the warm summer and cold winter months.
Want to know more about fun above-ground activities at Cave Without a Name AND Cascade Caverns? Check out this post from earlier this year!
Written by Tori Bellos, Marketing, Boerne Convention and Visitors Bureau
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