Inner Space Cavern
was discovered in 1963, by construction workers who were drilling for
before construction of Interstate Highway 35. The workers punched
through the cave and watched as the drill dropped several feet.
was enlarged to drop someone in to investigate. It was at this point
that the construction company contacted the Austin Spelunker Society to
Once in the cave several fossils were found including that of a saber tooth
tiger and other Ice Age mammals. Inside the cave a concrete wall was
erected to prevent mudflows through a particular area. The
owners decided to take advantage of this space and had an artist
come in and paint pictures of the animal remains that were found
in the cave.
hanging over a Bone Pit
the trip into the cave with a ride on the Scenic Subway into the cave. Once inside the cave the paths are easy
to walk. *This cave is
This cave is still 95%
active and has many wondrous formations throughout the cave. The cave also has
an underground theater for educational programs.
Like most caves a temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit
of cave wonders
another photograph of Soda Straw Ceilings
a wonderful treat from the summer heat.
I really enjoyed this cave! I have been to 5 of the 7 show caves
in Texas and must say that the Soda Straw Ceilings is
of the best that I have viewed, thus far.
and I by the only touchable stone in the cave
one mile, round trip; about one hour and fifteen minutes.