Fredericksburg, Texas: Bat Tornado at Dusk

An abandoned railroad tunnel inhabited by thousands of bats -- and they come out at sunset.
Address:
Old No 9 Hwy, Fredericksburg, TX
Directions:
I-10 exit 524. Take the Y to the right, then turn right onto Hwy 473 north toward Sistedale. The road eventually splits, but stay straight on Old San Antonio Rd which turns into Old No 9 Hwy. Stay on this until you see the Old No 9 Wildlife Management Tunnel sign and the cars.
Hours:
Dusk May-Oct. (Call to verify)
Phone:
866-978-2287
RA Rates:
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Bat Tornado at Dusk

Bats are only visible from May til end of Oct! It's gorgeous here though! Call the "Emergence Times" phone number (866-978-2287) before you go to see if bats are visible!

[jessfromco-sign, 03/17/2017]
Bat Tornado at Dusk

An old railroad tunnel that ran between Fredericksburg and Boerne is now inhabited by thousands and thousands of bats....that come out at nightfall...kinda like a bat tornado. Interesting aroma to boot. There is no charge to view, though donations accepted. I have lived in Boerne for seven years and just saw this a month or two ago.

[Laurie, 09/02/2003]

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