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South Padre Island Adventure Park

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Address: State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: +1 956-761-4677
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Description: We create memories! The Wells family has served South Padre Island for 5...
We create memories! The Wells family has served South Padre Island for 5 generations and we create memories that last a life time! Our Adventure Park is located at the end of State Park Road 100 with forty acres of land spanning from the Gulf of Mexico to the Laguna Madre Bay that provides an unparalleled location for Adventure on South Padre Island. Our horseback rides are along the beach and water's edge and we often see a variety of shoreline and marine life and we get to ride in the remote portion of the Island that few people get to experience. No crowds here! Our Petting Barn is filled with birds and animals we have rescued or have been donated to us for a forever home. Children can enjoy a safe and educational interaction with all of our birds and animals (us big kids too). Dolores also owns The Massage & Healing Arts Center and her licensed and professional Massage Therapists are ready for your pampered needs after a fun day at the beach. Come; make your memories with us! We love what we do and we look forward to exploring the Island with you soon. Doyle & Dolores Wells
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Great horseback ride on the beach.

My husband and I drove in from Houston, Texas. It was a six hours drive each way. We love the horseback riding on the beach. It was supposed to be a one hour trip that turned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've heard good things about this place, so i decided to take a trip with my family and check this place out. To begin with, when we arrived the place looked like it was an abandoned place. Once we walked in and decided to try the petting farm that's were the good things I've heard were from good to not... More 

SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

Josh, I am aware of the incident you refer to. First, you are responsible for your children, not us. We don't offer "guided" barnyard tours. It's a barnyand for Pete's sake and the attendant is there for my animals care. Your son startled the alpaca which in turn defended itself. We're sorry your son got kicked but we don't blame... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I drove in from Houston, Texas. It was a six hours drive each way. We love the horseback riding on the beach. It was supposed to be a one hour trip that turned into two but that's ok with us since we enjoyed it so much and we only paid for one hour and got two for... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I had seen photos of horseback weddings there, and decided to renew our vows on horseback. Aldo was our guide and did an absolutely fantastic job. He took us to the ocean side for beautiful photos by the ocean. After that he took us to the lagoon side of the island for awesome sunset photos, and then did a good... More 

SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

Mr. Zeibler, Thank you for your glowing review of our services. Yes, we went out of our way to ensure that all of your requests were met and from the text of your review we met your expectations...and more Please tell me why you gave us the lowest possible rating of only one star. Doyle More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I always wanted to go horseback riding on the beach so my husband and I did the morning ride. It was my first time ever riding and was a little unsure and nervous but our guides Joe, Aldo and Arnold did a fantastic job giving us very clear instructions as they guided us out the stables through the dunes, beach... More 

SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

Howdy Gwen, We're really glad you and your rode horses with us. Trotting, ow, you did exceptionally well for your first ride. We look forward to having y'all back. Doyle More 

Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Came to have the "bucket list" combo of petting zoo, zip lines and horseback riding on the beach. The zoo you can just skip, but it's quaint. The zip lines didn't have a harness for my skinny 11 yo and I didn't want to go without him, so we just waited around for the horseback riding session. We were in... More 

SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

Howdy Kevin, I remember you and your son. Yep, the harness almost fit your son but we correctly opted to not take any chances with his safety and refunded you and you son on the zipline portion of your purchase. I've ordered 10 child harnesses that will fit our younger, or as you said, skinny zipline participants. Sorry the Petting... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited today and let me just say it was not what I expected! It was even BETTER! There were so many beautiful horses and the workers and guides were really nice! And helpful! I enjoyed my time there, We even got to check out the petting zoo! (Pumba is a very friendly pig by the way💕)having our family travel... More 

SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

Howdy Aisolis, We're really glad you and your family had so much fun on your ride and we enjoyed y'all as well. We look forward to your return. You took some great photos! Doyle More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had an awesome experience horseback riding and the guides were great as well. I would definitely recommend South Padre Island Adventure Park!

SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

Howdy Folks from Austin, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we're very glad you all enjoyed your horse ride on the beach and we look forward to your return. Doyle More 

New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Recently visited S. Padre on a family vacation. The team at SPI Adventure Park is hands down the most joyful, helpful, entertaining, knowledgeable, and simply the nicest people. Juan, Aldo, Carlos, and Victor all made the trip great. The joking, laughing, and encouragement all made my experience great. My sister-in-law had never rode a horse and they all helped to... More 

SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

Howdy Justin, We really enjoyed you and ALL of your family joining us on horse rides on the beach and the ziplines. The next time y'all come we will get photos of, as you said, "how silly I looked". Hey, that's what it's all about, having fun! Given all of the things to do on SPI, Dolores & I really... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I was raised with horses and this was fun for my son and I. The guides were nice and everything went smoothly. Now the horses on the other hand are quite thin, and most of them have multiple saddle sores which is upsetting. That needs to be addressed. I think they need to find a way to take better care... More 

SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

Hi Christy, We're glad you and your son enjoyed your ride. I found it interesting that you referenced the horses not being ridden in your review. For your information, I recently bought 15 horses from a killer buyer to keep them from being slaughtered. The best way to rehab theses horses is to have them near our other horses so... More 

Round Rock, Texas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I took my two 13-year-old girls horseback riding (I'm their 42 year-old-mom) and let me tell you it was the BEST time we had the whole 6 days we were on SPI! They had a blast. 8/20/15: Joe, our tour guide, was awesome and was great with all the kids and horses. He took us down the beach, into the... More 

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