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The Meadows Center

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201 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We planned this as a stop during a road trip to stretch our legs and it was AMAZING!! It is manned by students who are soooo eager to teach and they do a great job. The boat ride was good for the kids, as well.

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The glass bottom boat tours are great. Lots of information about the geography of this region of Texas and about the aquatic environment in the springs. Tour guides are students from the university and seem to enjoy teaching everyone about what they are seeing below...More

1  Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The vist was really pleasant, the acquariam is an appropriate learning place for kids and teenagers, infact it amazed the adults too! The glass bottom boat ride was a bonus added to the tour.

Thank tasnuvashabnam
Reviewed 7 July 2018

My family and I wanted to try something new. So we took my grandson and granddaughter on the boat ride. It was a little hot so it was nice to get on the boat and feel the cool breeze. The boat ride was very interesting...More

Thank adrianatx72
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I took my two small children on the glass bottom boat tour, to the aquarium, and on a guided wetlands tour. The guide doing the boat tour was great with the kids, was able to answer every question from the adults and it was just...More

Thank JMS4409
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We visited in the morning on a Saturday. The temperature had not gotten too hot yet, and there was a nice breeze, so the atmosphere was quite pleasant. We paid for the extended tour and ended up being the only family on the boat. It...More

1  Thank dansU3811XW
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to see the San Marcos springs while riding a glass bottom boat. The location is the longest inhabited area in the country. Enjoy the view of Old Main while walking the trails. A true gem at the gateway to the Hill country.

Thank mmehrens
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The area itself is beautiful. Crystal clear water that you can tour on their Glass Bottom Boat Tours. We saw turtles, fish, and exactly where the water bubbles up from the ground under the “lake”. They also have a small aquarium inside that depending on...More

1  Thank DawnWalker85
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had a group of 15. The 7 year old and the 80 year old really enjoyed it! So did everyone in between. I called ahead to arrange a private group tour, the center was very helpful and accommodating. Part of my party got lost/stuck...More

2  Thank cindylouwho05
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the Meadows Center and took the extended 45 Minute glass bottom boat tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out the aquifers in the area. The water was crystal clear and we could see divers down below the boat. I was impressed...More

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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.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Curt S | Reviewed this property |
About 30 minutes
27 June 2015|
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
12.75 adult. 10.50 senior. 7.50 kids