Longhorn Cavern State Park
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- Longhorn Cavern State ParkJul 28, 2013
Longhorn Cavern State Park features Longhorn Cavern, a Texas Hill Country wonder created over thousands of years by the dissolving and cutting action of water on the limestone bedrock of the area. Fossil remains show that many Ice Age animals once occupied the cave.
Our earliest records indicate that the Comanche Indians were the first to use the cavern. They came in about 400 years or so before anyone else did.
In more recent history, the cavern was used as a Confederate stronghold where gunpowder was manufactured in secret during the Civil War. The cavern is also rumored to have been the hideout of Sam Bass, a legendary Texas outlaw.
Longhorn Cavern is one of the few river-formed caverns in Texas.
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- Longhorn Cavern State ParkJun 12, 2013
Spelunking, anyone? Longhorn Cavern has a wonderful, informative, and fun tour that takes you into the caverns that have been a speakeasy, a bomb shelter, and a hideout for scoundrels, and the site of indian ceremonies. Wear sneakers and expect it to be chilly--even in the Texas summer!