FAQ – Inner Space Cavern

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a reservation?

Adventure Tour – Only if your group has 20 or more people, or you have a school, scout, or birthday group.
Hidden Passage Tour – First come, first serve only. No reservations.
Wild Cave Tour – Yes, reservations are needed for this tour, regardless of the number of people.

Do you offer any discounts?

ONLY ONE DISCOUNT CAN BE USED. Cannot be used with group pricing.
Military ID – $2.00 off per person
AAA membership – $1.50 off per person
Coupon – $1.00 off per person. Click here for coupon.

Is the cave stroller/wheelchair accessible?

Pathways are steep, wet, and uneven. Nothing with wheels can go in the cave.
If you have a baby, chest or back baby carriers are recommended.

How difficult are the tours? Are there age limits?

Adventure Tour – You must be able to walk one mile along with steep, wet, and/or uneven pathways. Although there are no age limits, this tour is not suitable for those with bad backs, bad knees, recent surgeries, heart conditions, etc.

Hidden Passage Tour – You must be able to walk 1 mile along unimproved cave floors with narrow passages and large, uneven steps. You must also be able to carry a flashlight (we provide a flashlight to use). The minimum age is 7. This tour is not suitable for those with bad backs, bad knees, recent surgeries, heart conditions, claustrophobia, etc.

Wild Cave – This tour is physically challenging. You must be able to walk, stoop-walk, crawl on hands and knees and some belly crawling. The tour takes about 4 hours. People need to be in good physical condition for this tour. The minimum age is 13. This tour is not suitable for those with bad backs, bad knees, recent surgeries, heart conditions, claustrophobia, etc.

How long will I have to wait for a tour?

Normally, less than 30 minutes.

Spring Break and holidays are busier, so the wait can be longer than normal.

Please check our events calendar for scheduled school groups. We do not add people onto school groups.

If you arrive during business hours, you will be able to get in the cave that day.

Is it cold in the cave?

The temperature in the cavern is about 72 F with 98% humidity, which makes it feel like 80 degrees.

Does the cavern flood when it rains?

No, our cave does not flood.

What kind of shoes should I wear?

Adventure Tour – closed-toed shoes with good traction recommended

Hidden Passage – closed-toes shoes with good traction required

Wild Cave – closed-toes with good traction required

Is photography allowed?

Point-and-click photography is permitted. No dipods, tripods, etc. You must stay with the group and not lag behind. If taking a picture of a bat, do not use flash as it may disturb them.

Photography clubs may rent the cave before opening. In this situation, tripods are permitted.

Additional questions?
Please feel free to call us at 512-931-2278 or email us. We will be happy to answer your questions.

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