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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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My family stopped here, while we were road tripping through Texas and it was a fun time. The glass bottom boat ride was much more entertaining than I thought it would be. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
amandalilgreen
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family stopped here, while we were road tripping through Texas and it was a fun time. The glass bottom boat ride was much more entertaining than I thought it would be. The water is exceptionally clear and you can see the water coming up from the ground. You can also see fish and the remains of an archeological dig.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Everytime we go to San Marcos we stop in and do the glass bottom boats. Lots of history and beutiful scenery.

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Thank Deborah P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day and the the guides are very knowledgeable and pleasant. Be sure to go inside to see aquariums and don't miss glass bottom not trip.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at the meadows center...I walked the facility and took the 30 minute boat tour....the tour was very informative and my family enjoyed seeing the marine life in there natural habitat.....

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I went on the glass bottom boat tour and absolutely loved it. The water and surroundings are beautiful. Our tour guide was really fun, informative and answered all of our questions. Being able to see the natural springs and all else that happens underwater was a really neat experience.

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CORPUS CHRISTI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place with an amazing and well narrated tour on the glass bottom boats. It was a very memorable occasion. Great for all nature lovers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 30 minute glass bottom boat tour and our kids (12, 10, 5) enjoyed it. There is also a small free aquarium of some of the under water life found in the springs. Good for about 1 hour with the tour.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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Thank 2014psr
Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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