Bats are the only mammals capable of flight—a fact that further proves that R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" is sung from the perspective of a free-tailed bat. See them soar with this Groupon.
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- $12 for admission for two (a $24 value)
- $22 for admission for four (a $48 value)
Frio Bat Flight
Every evening from March to September, just before sunset, as many as 12 million Mexican free-tailed bats erupt from Frio Cave in search of dinner. The bat colony is the second largest in the world. Tour guides lead a caravan of visitors driving their own cars two miles from the ranch gates to Frio Cave, then guests are taken to the top of a hill to witness the winged spectacle. With the sun low in the sky and the bat signal shining, the cloud of bats bursts forth alongside cave swallows and rock wrens, seeking insects to eat while evading birds of prey such as kestrels and peregrine falcons. After spending the spring and summer mating in Frio Cave, the bats resume their migration to Mexico and the college students return to their dorms.
100% of 86 customers recommend
“Take some insect repellent and sit close to the guide. He's got some really interesting info. Also, make sure to use the restroom before you get there. ”
“If you bring kids, bring them entertainment and cold drinks. The gate opens promptly at 6:30, so don't get there too much earlier. There's plenty of space, so no...”
“If you bring kids, bring them entertainment and cold drinks. The gate opens promptly at 6:30, so don't get there too much earlier. There's plenty of space, so no need to be "first in line". I'd call to ask if you can drive in on your own at 7. You pay after you park, walk up a short paved hill and wait of brats to emerge. They can come out anywhere from 6pm-9pm. Wait was long for kids. I loved it, they thought it was torture. (Kids are 4, 8 & 10. 10 year old was OK). Without the wait it would be perfect. Plan accordingly. Otherwise, it is amazing! 10000+ cute bats flying out, great info, nature, sunset, wonderful.”
“Be patient. The wait is worth it. ”
Ranch Rd. 2690
1/4 mi. South
Concan, Texas 78884