What began in 1974 as 25 acres has now transformed into 76 acres of a protected and thriving nature preserve. At Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, witness a place of extraordinary beauty as you walk through and experience hundreds of thousands of years of geological formations and the lush, grotto and see firsthand how the water cycle works.
You and your family can make a reservation to visit Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center through their website. Visit the preserve or go on specialty hikes, offered seasonally. Through guided hikes, see stunning cliffs, waterfalls, pools, or pause for a moment of reflection and meditation within the preserve’s grounds.
Book a field trip for your class to experience a guided tour of the Westcave Preserve and have a tailored discussion around wildlife, botanicals, habitats, and the natural resources found in the area. Then explore the exhibits at the Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center to continue learning about the flora, fauna, and protected and endangered animal species that call this area home.
The mission of Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center is to inspire people to develop a lifelong practice of appreciation and protecting nature. They do this by offering educational programs, collaborating with like-minded people, and conserving their large nature preserve.
Austin is the 11-most populous city in the United States with over two million calling the area home. With everything there is to do in this fast-growing region of Central Texas, it’s no wonder why so many people are excited to call Austin home.
The Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center is one of the many points of interest in the Austin, Texas area. Additional places to visit include:
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