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Join us for a fun and informative bird hike at Westcave Preserve.
These hikes are led by a local expert avian biologist. Westcave Preserve hosts over 170 species of birds throughout the year, including the endangered golden-cheeked warbler, among other beautiful resident and migrant bird species...
Special Friday Canyon Tours this January!
Spend time with friends & family before Thanksgiving
Get outside with friends and family before Thanksgiving!
Davis Gallery, in partnership with Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, presents Lone Star Wild, an exhibit focused on the natural world.
Join us for a private gallery viewing, reception and panel discussion with all four artists: Margie Crisp, Billy Hassell, William B. Montgomery and David Everett.
- Connie CThis was an amazing and very beautiful grotto! Reminds me of a smaller but more beautiful Hamilton's pool. Paul lead a very peaceful and educational tour but was also allowed time for moments of quiet reflection. Being in the cave and behind the water fall was a spiritual experience and gave me a better attitude for the rest of the day! What a treasure to have in our backyard. I highly recommend this for anyone.
- Alli R100% need to go. This was great! They now have an online reservation system and it was easy to operate. Staff was welcoming and friendly. Our 10am tour was on time and waited for others to use restroom/check-in. Our guide, Megan, was exciting and knowledgeable. She was great with all ages. Although hot, it cooled off as you hiked down the trail. Fair warning, there are a ton on steep stairs (which you also have to climb back up to leave). The waterfall area was so pretty. You even get to walk behind it and visit the neighboring entrance cave. Tour was about 2 hours long. Tips: Get the tour- it's worth it. Bring a camera. Wear good walking shoes. Be ready for stairs. Bring water.
- Carrie HWestcave preserve is a beautiful discovery for our family & friends, esp because it's so close to a winery. Although a bit too pricey for adults & a bit long winded in the tour, it's just too beautiful to pass up. We had a good hike down to the grotto with our Littles & there was alloy to look at to keep our large span in age ranges busy. Once at the grotto, you will see the amazing mineral formations & cave that has formed. Although much of the fauna was destroyed recently by wild pigs, it was still quite an experience that I highly recommend. Check out Westcave Cellars after the hike for some delicious wine tasting, live music & farm beauty. Don't forget smacks for the kiddos! Not much in the area in the way of eateries.