Texas Bat Caves Open to the Public for the First Time Heather Bond April 20, 2012 Sidelines, Texas A tour in progress at the Bracken Bat Cave Â©msnbc.com Up to date on your rabies immunization? If the answer is yes, it’s the perfect time to visit the Bracken Bat Cave in New Braunfels, Texas. For the first time ever, the largest bat colony in the world is open to the public. Bracken Bat Flight Tours last between three to four hours, and along with bats–hawks, falcons and owls can also be seen within the caverns. Tours are scheduled through October and reservations are required. A portion of the admission fee goes towards conservation of the caverns. If you’re game for the eerie tour, read on at MSNBC.com Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... * five + 3 = Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.