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Cave Without a Name Cavern near Boerne Texas
Boerne (pronounced "Burney"), located about 15 miles northwest of the city limits of San Antonio, was settled in the early 1850s by a group of German intellectuals trying to create their own version of Thomas Moore's Utopia. Boerne was one of the Texas Hill Country's Free Thinker Latin Settlements founded by disgruntled Europeans known as 48ers, due to being supporters of the revolutions which convulsed Europe in 1848.

Boerne is named after 48er, Ludwig Boerne, he being a German satirist.

In 1887 the railroad arrived in Boerne, connecting it to San Antonio, beginning a close relationship that continues to this day with San Antonians, escaping to Boerne for an easy retreat from the Big City.

Boerne is home to some of Hill Country's oldest historic sites and retains its German heritage with festival and events celebrating that heritage, the annual Berges Fest in June and The Boerne Village Band's summer Abendkonzerte series, Kendall County Fair, Weihnachts Fest, Dickens on Main, Boerne Market Days and Key to the Hills Antique Show, plus 3 parades are just a few of the festivals and events which draw people to Boerne.

Walking down Boerne's Hauptstrasse (Main Street) you will come upon a wide variety of shops where you will find antiques, boutiques, jewelry, collectibles, cafes, coffee shops, bakeries, wine bar and brewery.

Cibolo Nature Center is 100 acres of protected Hill County land, with 4 different ecosystems that include trails, streams and tree groves.

Enchanted Springs Ranch is an 86 acre working ranch with a collection of exotic animals and a Western town straight out of the 1800s, complete with cowboys and cowgirls. The Old West Town was originally used as a Movie/TV/Commercials/Music Videos set, with the town having over 40 buildings.

Cave Without a Name is less than 12 miles northeast of Boerne. Take FM 474 east to Kruetzberg Road. The cave got its name from a contest to name the cave when a boy claimed the cave was too pretty to be named. Many consider this cavern, with its formations of stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws and cave drapery to be the most beautiful in Texas. Year round the temperature in the cave is 66 degrees, making it a great escape from the Texas heat.

Cascade Caverns is so-named due to its 90 foot underground waterfall. Take Exit 543 from I-10. This cave has big rooms and crystal pools. Above the cave is a park with camping.

Sister Creek Vineyards is headquartered in a historic cotton gin. Pinot Noir, two Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignon are bottled here. There are daily tours and tastings.

Guadalupe River State Park is located 13 miles east of Highway 46 on PR 31. The park is bisected by the Guadalupe River. As the Guadalupe flows through the state park there are four areas of rapids. There is camping for both tents and RVs.

WHERE TO STAY IN BOERNE

Ye Kendall Inn in Boerne TexasAt Ye Kendall Inn you will find 13 B & B rooms, plus a boutique and gift shop, with many other shops in the village surrounding the Inn. Joshua Creek Ranch is a hunting ranch. Tapatio Springs Resort & Country Club has a championship golf course. Guadalupe River Ranch sits on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River Valley.

WHERE TO EAT IN BOERNE

The Limestone Grill is in Ye Kendall Inn, Texas casual style on a breezy covered porch overlooking Cibolo Creek. Peach Tree Kountry Kitchen is in a vintage Victorian house, featuring Texas home cooking. At Country Spirit you'll find an eclectic menu, with Tex-Mex, lasagna and fish. Po Po Family Restaurant is in an old stone house, with steaks, chicken, seafood and all you can eat down home dinner specials. The Tall Pony is where you need to go if you have a hankering for some Blue Bell Ice Cream. Little Gretel is the place to go if you are looking for French food and European flair. Texas Monthly said the Jalapeno Corn Bread and Chicken Fried Steak were the "Best of the Best" at Hungry Horse Restaurant. At the Cypress Grille Tuesday is Sushi Night.

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