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The Meadows Center

201 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
+1 512-245-7570
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You have to do the glass bottom boat tour

A wonderful experience of seeing crystal clear springs at the headwaters of the San Marcos river... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis H
Branson, Missouri
via mobile
Very Interesting.

The glass bottom boat attraction is reasonably priced and good for young and old. You get a 30... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bill M
Gardnerville, Nevada
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201 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
+1 512-245-7570
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience of seeing crystal clear springs at the headwaters of the San Marcos river. Fresh water fish, turtles and plant life make this a must see excursion, check out the aquarium and wetlands also.

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The glass bottom boat attraction is reasonably priced and good for young and old. You get a 30 minute ride over the lake and get to see lots of fish and turtles. In addition to the boat ride, you can walk along the wetlands boardwalk...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I wanted to take my gf on an adventure for our anniversary so I thought to take her here it's amazingly beautiful we both loved it. Would definitely come again

2  Thank Lindz M
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I took my 6-year-old there because I wanted something fun and educational. She had fun, and so did I. It was so interesting to see the spring in crystal clear water. The guide was a student from the University, she was knowledgeable and friendly. The...More

1  Thank 175MOM
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We took our grandkids here over spring break. It was busy, but not at all crowded. The kids absolutely loved the glass bottom boat ride. We all enjoyed the small aquarium. Definitely worthwhile.

1  Thank CarolfromTX
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

No information given thru the website & good luck getting anyone to awnser the phone! We bought passes for 4, one of us needed accessibility... the wheelchair doesn't fit on the boat. That information would've been awesome to know before we spent the $$$!

1  Thank kbockgurka
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Came out here in the early 90's on a school field trip. I was mesmerized with the glass bottom boats alone. Under water mermaids, "Ralph," the swimming pig, the tower and the old hotel. Can I say nostalgic? So today, we brought our children to...More

2  Thank Erazo78
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Spring Lake, formerly Acquarena Springs, is the beating heart of San Marcos. An incredible natural resource right in the middle of town adjacent to Texas State University. The Meadows Center is focused on ecology and the preservation of this incredible site. For 12,000 years, the...More

1  Thank Clarke H
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Having visited when this was Aquarena Springs as a child in the 1970's, I was very interested in seeing this area today as it is being returned to its native habitat. The glass bottom boat ride is a must and the highlight of the time...More

1  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We have been mesmerized by the glass bottom boats for years. Knowledgeable, interesting and friendly college students lead these tours with lots of infor6about origins of the area, history, ecology, wildlife, geography. Center also houses aquarium where visitors can see endangered species and river info.

2  Thank Stacie78666
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jill S
Is it wheel chair accessible?
24 April 2017|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
The boat is not wheel chair accessible. À passenger needs to step from the dock to the boat, then step down into the boat. However, the staff may have alternatives available that I am unaware of. I would call them.
How long is the boat ride?
9 April 2017|
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Response from Curt S | Reviewed this property |
About 30 minutes
How much does it cost?
27 June 2015|
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
12.75 adult. 10.50 senior. 7.50 kids