The Meadows Center

Texas State University

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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.

Choose from Three Options

  • $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

Get there early, get your tickets, and check out the exhibits and outdoors before the boat ride. Very informative and fun! Absolutely worth it!
Byra A. · February 11, 2014
It was nice and great for kids
Vanessa · January 28, 2014
The area is very nice, the glass bottom boat tour was fun and informative. The wetland walk was beautiful. We really enjoyed our day, thank you
Kris F. · January 5, 2014
Merchant Location Map
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    Texas State University

    201 San Marcos Springs Drive

    Texas State University

    San Marcos, TX 78666

    +15122457570

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