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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 #3 of 8 Attractions in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

My children, my wife and I enjoyed it. It's real simple, and worth the price. The aquarium is real neat too. All in all, I was really impressed with it. I would love to do it again. Maybe the fish will be bigger by then?!?!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I used a groupon and went with my family of 5 for just $18. We loved it. It was fun, educational, pretty... a good value for the money. We had a great afternoon in the boat and aquarium. I will recommend it to friends.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a nice relaxing boat ride with informative guides who share history and biology of the Springs. You get a great view of fish, turtles, springs, and even the San Marcos fault line all in a comfortable boat. You can follow your ride up with a walk through the wetlands and a trip through their small aquarium/education center. It's... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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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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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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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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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 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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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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