This Little Known Grotto In Texas Is The Perfect Place To Get Away From It All

Hamilton Pool gets all the spotlight for being a mystical, almost otherworldly limestone alcove – and while I’m not trying to discredit its beauty in the least, I would like to bring to attention a similar place that doesn’t get nearly as much recognition as it deserves: Westcave Preserve in Round Mountain, which is actually just up the road from Hamilton Pool. Its water is pristine, its greenery lush, and its trees tall, creating a magical atmosphere akin to only that of a Disney movie. And although the grotto is by far the main event of the park, there are several other adventures to be had as well. Long story short, this truly hidden gem should be at the top of your vacation planning list, and here’s why:

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Have you ever been to this tucked away, breathtaking preserve? What about any of these other hidden gems in Texas?