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“Won't be a repeat!”

Wonder World Cave and Park
Ranked #7 of 16 things to do in San Marcos
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Wonder World Park, a one-of-a-kind Theme Park, known as the 1st show cave in Texas. Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line Cave for over 105 years, and now, the park has many other attractions for family fun and entertainment. Enjoy a guided tour and discover the nation's only true example of an earthquake formed cave. Go deep underground and see up close the devastation of a major quake. Exit by the "Stratavator" and ride high into the sky to the Tejas Observation Tower. Be amazed by the Topsy-Turvy World of the Anti-Gravity House where everything is backwards, even water flows up hill! Board the train and splash through the waterfalls of Mystery Mountain on your way to the Texas Wildlife Petting Park. Educational and fun for ALL ages, Wonder World Park Cave and Attractions is just minutes from I-35 in San Marcos between Austin and San Antonio. Gift shops, free picnic grounds, free parking and much more await your visit.
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The Senior High tour guide did a great job telling the history of the cave. Good cave to take young kids on their first cave tour. Gravity House great for first timers. I hate to give them a bad rap but I really wish I had paid the extra money and 20 minutes & drove to the site near San Antonio.

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

We really enjoyed Wonder World. We did the combo and really felt that it was a great deal. The cave tour was very informative and our tour guide was rather witty. She took the time to answer any questions and did really well with the kiddos. We especially enjoyed feeding the animals from the train ride. The peacocks were beautiful! Our whole family loved Wonder World and we would definitely recommend visiting them if you are in the area!

2  Thank ltlove76
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

If you have a spare couple of hours in town, I recommend checking out Wonder World Cave and Park. From the tour of the cave itself to the climb up the tower to get panoramic views of the Texas Stat campus and the city beyond, you can't go wrong with a visit.

1  Thank Jay M
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My family loved this place! The cave was something totally different than what we'd done before, and the observation tower had breathtaking Texas views. The train ride and anti-gravity house were both neat additions to our tickets and well worth it. The cave itself is the real star, but don't take small kids if you're not ready to climb up and down and navigate tight passages and low clearances while carrying them. This is a true Texas treasure! I highly recommend the trip so see it!

1  Thank danielhY9367RD
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Wonder World yesterday! When we pulled up, we were a little surprised to find that it is in the middle of a neighborhood. We weren’t sure what to expect, but ended up having a great time! The cave tour was informative and interesting. Our tour guide, Maddie, was very engaging and did a great job answering questions. The train ride was equally as fun, even as an adult. If you have children younger than 5, maybe skip the cave tour until they’re a little older. We had a lot of crying from 2-4 year olds when we were down there. The combination tour took about 2 hours total. We had a great experience overall!

1  Thank spippy412
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