There’s Something Incredibly Unique About This Texas Railroad Tunnel
One of the coolest things about summer in Texas has to be all of the places where bat colonies emerge at night. We’re all familiar with the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin and Bracken Bat Cave in San Antonio, but there’s another site in the Hill Country that’s much lesser-known. Old Tunnel State Park in Fredericksburg is home to millions of winged creatures that make their presence known at dusk each summer night. It’s truly a spectacular sight.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Check out this awesome video of the magnificent creatures in action:
The park is located at 10619 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, and you can visit this website for more information on the bats.
Make it a bat-viewing road trip and stop at thesetwo places as well!
Have you ever been to Old Tunnel State Park? Are there any other places in Texas to see bats?
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
Thank you! You'll receive your first newsletter soon!