Fredericksburg, Texas: Bat Tornado at DuskAn abandoned railroad tunnel inhabited by thousands of bats -- and they come out at sunset.
- Old No 9 Hwy, Fredericksburg, TX
- 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.
- Dusk May-Oct. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About 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]
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]