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Aquarena Center

Address: 921 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone Number: 512-245-7570
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Ranked #1 of 9 Activities in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was a great boat trip. The guide was so informative and friendly. We will be sure to return to this adventure again. It was a delightful tour, and we learned so much about the water life.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place has been around for many years. Great to take kids and adults to ride the glass bottom boats and the guide will explain the entire adventure. You will be amazed at all the aquatic life and how this spring lake was formed don't miss out

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Falls Church
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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 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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9 reviews 9 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
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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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