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Wow what an experience!

So glad we checked this out! The wait was hot but bearable, everyone was amazed by the bar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer L
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Amazing to see nature

This is a must see. Thousands of bats leaving the cave. We were so close that bats were flying into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vickie D
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Frio Cave is home to an estimated 10-12 million Mexican Free Tailed Bats. On scheduled evenings, from March thru September, guests meet with a guide who explains about the history of Frio Cave and the bats that call it home. Then, standing near the...more
Fm 2690, 1st gate south of Frio River, Concan, TX 78838
+1 888-502-9387
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we checked this out! The wait was hot but bearable, everyone was amazed by the bar flights! The number of bats was amazing!!!

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see. Thousands of bats leaving the cave. We were so close that bats were flying into my husband's chest.

Thank Vickie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of four girls loved this excursion. I myself was very concerned as the rain clouds were setting in, but we could not have visited on a better night. The bats took flight and my family was amazed. Soon, several hawks came in to...More

Thank MomandDadofFourGirls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was very punctual, friendly, knowledgable, and easy to talk to. It is definitely something that is hard to describe. They swirl out of the mouth of the cave from 2 different openings, and you are close enough to really see, and hear them....More

Thank mrsqtrhorse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an experience! It started right as we arrived. You sit outside the gates until a guide shows up and opens the gate. You follow them through the refuge to the bat cave. It’s a paved hill to hike up to the cave and...More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen the bat flight of Carlsbad Caverns, but still wasn't sure what to expect. Originally I was a little disappointed to see that the bats had already started to leave while we were still on our drive up to the cave, but my...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening watching the bats come out of the cage. The Tour guide was very knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions. A must if you are in the area and want a short evening adventure. Would do it again!

Thank Martha A
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The Frio Bat Flight is truly an impressive display of animal behavior. The bats stream up out of the cave for up to three hours, beginning at sunset. Terraced stone seating is provided, but standing and walking around to follow the sight of the bats...More

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We loved seeing the Millions of bats emerge from this cave and fly directly overhead us, covering us like a blanket which nature created and the owners of this place are gracious enough to share with the public. The guide told us that this is...More

Thank Global_Travel_Tales
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We travelled from a long way especially to see the bat's emergence from the cave. We were not disappointed. A truly memorable experience to see a phenomenon of nature. Our guide was informative and we learnt alot about these fascinating creatures, we were so close...More

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20 June 2018|
Response from Martha A | Reviewed this property |
You will need to call. I didn't see group rates. Here is what is on their website. Rates Adults - $12.00 (Ages 11-59) Children - $10.00 (Ages 6-10) Young Children - Free (Ages 5 and younger) Military/Veteran/First... More
19 July 2017|
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Response from Buffie E | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen dogs either time I've been there. I'm sure you can easily find the answer on their website, or just give them a call.
JoShae W
10 July 2017|
Response from Buffie E | Reviewed this property |
Best to check their website, it has complete info on when the bats fly.