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The Meadows Center

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Address: 201 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone Number: 512-245-7570
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Glass Bottom Boats

The boats were fun. Austin was our guide and he was very knowledgeable. There are lots of different formations and organisms to see down there. You can see the origin of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The boats were fun. Austin was our guide and he was very knowledgeable. There are lots of different formations and organisms to see down there. You can see the origin of the springs flowing into the lake. The museum and the boardwalk were nice as well. Kids will love it also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Meadows Center. We took the 45 min boat tour and it was very informative. Sadly, I can't remember our guide's name but he was great! Lots of interesting facts mixed with a bit of humor! Able to answer guest's questions without hesitation. Amazing history!! and a clear view of all of the springs... More 

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Dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going here was ok the boat ride lasted 30 mins only . There was not enough fish to see, the driver was very knowledgeable and explained every area we passed. They also have an aquarium but not many fish there. It's a simple place but okay to take the kids for something new

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Royse City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard this was a good place to go, and it exceeded my expectations! Along with the glass bottom boat ride, there is an aquarium to visit and a boardwalk. There are activities set up around the ticket booth to do while you wait for the tour. We purchased the extended ride for a little bit extra and felt it... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very enjoyable family outing for everyone, ages 7 to 70. Pretty, lots of turtles, fish, & information about the area. There is also a free small aquarium with A/C beside the lake! We weren't even too hot in the shade with good airflow through boat...

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Huffman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do, especially if you never have. Hear some very interesting facts about the area, and it mesmerized all 4 of our kids from ages 2 to 8. Well worth a visit!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the extended 45 min tour and it was great! Our tour guide was Ben and he was very entertaining and knowledgeable. I had no idea how cool that little area is. It was well worth it. I would definitely recommend the longer "supersized" tour. And make a stop at the free aquarium as well!

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The glass bottom tours are unique and worth it, our guide was good, helpful & informative; would recommend the longer visit cost $3 more because our 30 minute one ended to fast If interested in environment - must visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved the glass-bottom boat tour. Our guide was excellent. It was amazing and so fascinating. We learned so much. Our three-year loved it. The staff was wonderful as well, super friendly and very knowledgeable. And little aquarium was great too. An absolute gem. Can't say enough!! We will be back, and will be bringing family and friends.

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much better than I expected especially for the cost. We paid $7 per person with the hotel coupon. The ride lasted 45 minutes and the water was very clear even after all of the recent rains. Tons of fish and turtles to see. The museum that is associated is also worth a visit.

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