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Aquarena Center

921 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
512-245-7570
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Ranked #1 of 5 Activities in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Falls Church
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My kids had a blast looking down at the glass bottom boat and seeing all the sea life. The best part about the whole experience was our guide - she was awesome, kept the kids engaged, told great stories, and was very patient! I had remembered this place from when I was a kid and it was an amusement attraction.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did the moonlight kayak tour and it was excellent. Our tour guide Jared was very knowledgeable and was excited for the super moon tour. We saw eels, various fish, a gar, and a massive snapping turtle. The springs were probably the coolest part. To actually see the water coming out of the bottom was quite a sight and learning... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you're looking for something interesting, affordable, and fun this is the place. The glass-bottom boat tours are great and the guides are wonderful. Inexpensive fun time!

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

To understand the river, you should see the source which bubbles up below this park and education center. Ride the river on a glass bottom boat. Walk the river on pontoon bridges in the park. Then go tubing, it's cold but that's why you came, to cool off in the Texas heat.

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Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is no longer the theme park that I went to as a kid. I knew that, but the last time we were there it seemed more inviting with a welcome center or something there. Now, its just a little building where you buy your boat tickets and then the glass bottom boats. It's a natural habitat and the glass... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We did the glass bottom boat tour with my son's cub scout pack. We had so much fun! Our driver was very knowledgable---and hilarious! The boys had a lot of fun. We also did the wetlands walk & a few other activites set up by cub scouts. We had a lot of fun!

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Euless, Texas, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great place to see a natural spring. Still has the old glass bottom boats from when it was a resort. Kids really love seeing the fish and turtles in the water and deer and other wildlife on the banks. The college students providing the tour are very knowledgeable and eager to teach about the history and relevant facts about the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

So fun - used to do this as a kid - it has changed a bit. Nice short glass bottom boat ride so kids won't get wiggly. Stop by on your way to Austin!

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Denton, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

For less than ten dollars a person, you can glide along in a glass bottomed boat, walk along a hiking trail and tour an aquarium. The glass boat allows you to see turtles, fish, and eels gliding along among the springs and plants in the clear water. The cottonwood trees keep it nice and cool, even on the hottest days.... More

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A San Marcos classic. What started as an amusement park with mermaid shows and a swimming pig has become a chance to learn about water at its source. Take the glass bottom boat tour to see everything in the water from the bubbling springs to the fish and fauna. Kids will love to see what's in the crystal clear water.... More

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