The Meadows Center

Texas State University

2054 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

A glass-bottomed boat glides through the San Marcos Springs and affords views of songbirds above and turtles or fish below

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 28, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Closed 11/28/13, 12/23/13-12/25/13, 12/31/13-1/1/14, and 1/6/14-1/10/14. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. No reservations accepted. Valid only for public glass-bottom boat tours. Not valid for group tours, field trips, scouting events, birthday parties, or kayak tours. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12 for two tickets for a glass-bottomed-boat tour (up to $18 value)
  • $22 for four tickets for a glass-bottomed boat tour (up to $36 value)
  • $32 for six tickets for a glass-bottomed boat tour (up to $54 value)

During each 30-minute tour, passengers climb aboard handmade boats that glide through the San Marcos Springs. Beneath the glass bottom, fish and turtles swim through the clear waters as a guide points out each species and narrates fun facts about the environment. Tours run daily from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect senior or child discounts. Kids aged 3 and younger ride free.

The Meadows Center

Run by Texas State University, The Meadows Center (formerly Aquarena) introduces visitors to the lush diversity of the San Marcos Springs and intricate system of waterways. Glass-bottomed boats set out for guided tours of Spring Lake, gazing at the aquatic life and University midterm papers below. Above the springs that bubble up from the bottom, soft shell turtles and bluegill sunfish swim in the clear waters and songbirds survey the sky. Eight endangered species populate the springs, including beetles and two species of salamander. On land, visitors can explore gardens of native Texan plants or a hall of nature exhibit.

Customer Reviews

2054 Ratings

This experience is perfect for young children. As a Grandmother I enjoy taking my grandchildren to places to share with them. The people were friendly and knowledgeable. The water was crystal clear and it was fascinating to see so clearly the fish and plants in the springs. We walked along the wetlands and saw the aquarium. Then, we picnicked on the grounds. It was perfect.
Bonnie G. · November 25, 2016
Loved this place. It was small, but that didn't matter. The place was beautiful and it was a great family experience. I have 2 teenagers and they had a great time as well as did my husband and I.
Michelle G. · October 31, 2016
Really nice educational tour on the boat
G. A. · September 17, 2016
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    Texas State University

    201 San Marcos Springs Drive

    Texas State University

    San Marcos, TX 78666

    +15122457570

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