Natural Bridge Caverns has opened a new and expanded visitor’s center, including a 5,000-square-foot maze and a new gift shop.
Natural Bridge, which is located about 30 minutes north of downtown San Antonio, first opened to tourists in the 1960s and has grown over the years to offer numerous tours, spelunking in undeveloped caves, a zip line, and ropes course.
Natural Bridge’s latest additions include the AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup, a year-round outdoor maze designed for all ages.
The expansion also includes a new gathering place for tour groups and a gift shop modeled after an 1880s trading post that sells rocks, minerals, and souvenirs. The new Big Daddy’s Sweets, Treats and Brew features an old-timey soda fountain and general store named after Caverns founder Harry Heidemann. The store also carries hand-dipped ice cream, candy, coffee, beer, and wine, along with assorted Western and cowboy-style gift items.
Discovery Village is also the new headquarters of the Natural Bridge Mining Company, now known as the Discovery Village Mining Company. This attraction features the largest mining sluice in Texas, and allows guests to try their luck at finding treasure as they pan for gems, minerals, and fossils.