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Bracken Bat Flight

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Address: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266-2671
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We recently took some relatives from Germany to the Bracken Bat Flight. The sight of 20 millions Mexican free tail bats exiting Bracken cave was spectacular. The volunteers from... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We recently took some relatives from Germany to the Bracken Bat Flight. The sight of 20 millions Mexican free tail bats exiting Bracken cave was spectacular. The volunteers from Bat Conservation International were all knowledgable and articulate. We all came away with a new found appreciation and understanding of the ways bats are so beneficial to humans. I would highly... More 

Thank TexasKirby
Houston, Texas
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251 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are 2 ways to visit this bat cave: Join Bat Conservation International (BCI) or book through the Natural Bridge Caverns. We joined BCI which was simple to do online and only cost $40. Each member can bring 3 guests to see the bat flight. BCI gave a brief talk before the bat flight and their volunteers were there throughout... More 

2 Thank FayeJ42
Texarkana, Texas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Seeing the bats emerge was actually better than the cavern tour! They flew out for at least 30 to 40 minutes! Millions of bats. So many that you could hear the flapping of their wings. It was truly awe inspiring. I can't even really describe what an amazing spectacle this was. Tour starts with info, then q/a, and finally waiting... More 

1 Thank SandraParrLatham
Lenexa, Kansas
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

I visited with my 20 yr old niece. We were interested, but neither of us expected the experience to be as awe inspiring, as it was. I had seen an excellent story covered in the Nature Conservancy magazine. Fran & volunteers did an excellent job of providing information & guiding our group. We could not have imagined the feel or... More 

1 Thank Jill S
Addison, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Met Fran at the gate and followed him back a mile or so to the parking area. My expectations were extremely high, having seen several videos and the written stories about the experience. As the sun started to set the anticipation really began to build. Fran was extremely informative with a running narrative of the upcoming show. He also pointed... More 

2 Thank 613terryt
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This emergence is AMAZING! You will not see anything else like it on earth! That is not an exaggeration, this is the world's largest bat colony. You will get to see Millions of bats leave their summer home to go out a eat billions of bugs. Yes you are required to stay quiet, the quieter you and your group are... More 

4 Thank Jessica A
The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

My family of 4 (50, 49, 13, 15 ages) were excited to be able to see the Bracken bats leave their cave. It's billed as the largest concentration of mammals in the world; they claim 20 million Mexican Free-Tail bats! It takes hours for all the bats to exit the cave each night. The cave property is owned/managed by Bat... More 

9 Thank TXBarbieriFamily
San Antonio, Texas
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175 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We used to be able to just buy tickets to go to the Bat Cave and watch them energe which is fantastic. They now no longer have this option. To see the bat flight you have to puchase an expensive 5-6 hour package that includes either the Natural Bridge Cavern Tour ( worth only seeing it once) or the Canopy... More 

9 Thank 2texanstraveling
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing evening. Must see. We didn't have kids with us but there were kids there who loved it. You can also schedule to see the morning return at 5am. Must have reservations through Bat Conservation International.

6 Thank Beverly C
Mantorville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Our family spent one amazing evening with the folks at Bracken Bat Cave watching nearly15,000,000 bats exit their cave for their nightly feeding. You meet at the property entrance at 6:00 p.m., and the first emergence of bats is shortly after your entry. Then Bracken Cave personnel do an informative talk until the 2nd emergence 60-90 minutes later. The sight... More 

21 Thank Bill K

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