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Nature Tourism

Caverns of Sonora
1711 PR 4468
P.O. Box 1196
Sonora, Texas 76950
Phone: (325)387-3105 or (325)387-6507
Fax: (325)387-6508

The Caverns of Sonora is recognized as the most beautiful cave in Texas and one of the most beautiful show caves in the world. Located on Interstate 10, about half-way between Big Bend National Park and San Antonio, Texas the Caverns is a short 15 mile drive from Sonora. The Caverns is a great place for people of all ages to experience the wonders of nature. Along with guided tours of this beautiful cave, there are many other activities to enjoy such as gemstone panning, exploring the nature trail, enjoying a Group Tour, Specialty Tour, or one of the many Workshops; camping out in an RV or tent, or just relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

The Visitor Center and gift shop, built in 1961, is a ranch barn design with vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams. Browse the wide variety of merchandise including sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, handcrafted stoneware, and unique rocks, minerals, and fossil specimens from around the world. Try a sample of fresh cream and butter fudge made right there at the Caverns of Sonora.

In 1966 the cavern was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior, and is one of the most active caves in the world with over 95% of its formations still "growing".

National Speleological Society co-founder, Bill Stephenson said, after seeing Caverns of Sonora for the first time, "Its beauty cannot be exaggerated, even by Texans."

For more information, please visit their website at www.cavernsofsonora.com.

Eaton Hill Nature Center & Preserve
PO Box 491
Sonora, Texas 76950
Phone (325) 387-2615

Eaton Hill Nature Center is a 37 acre nature park offering over 3 miles of hiking trails and showcasing a diverse array of plant and wildlife. In addition to the many wildflowers and varieties of cactus, visitors will encounter numerous points of interest along the trails as the terrain transforms with nearly every footstep. Admire Old Glory flying high atop the hill, explore Native American culture at the replicated dwelling, discover Sonora's wilder history along the Outlaw Trail, see a painted bunting or perhaps even a Texas horny toad, and examine marine fossils preserved in the limestone rocks. Several picnic areas await you. Eaton Hill Nature Center trails conveniently connect with the Historic Downtown Walking Tour featuring the magnificent Sutton County Courthouse, as well as the beautiful Community Prayer Garden.

Open sunup 'till sundown, your visit to Eaton Hill Nature Center is free of charge.