Located near San Marcos, the Wonder World Park & Cave offers a variety of attractions for all ages any time of the year.
We decided to head out there this past September on a day when we were bored and needed something to do. Due to how late in the year it was, we pretty much had the property to ourselves, only sharing it with a couple of other families.
Attractions at Wonder World Park
The first thing on our agenda was to head into the building and buy our combo tickets. You will want to get the combo ticket (which allows you to do everything there). It’s only $26 for each adult and $17 for kids age 4-12. If you are military you get $5 off each ticket.
This is a guided tour so keep that in mind. They do not offer self-guided tours, you will be with a tour guide the entire time.
The tour starts at the Anti-Gravity house. Not recommended for those with vertigo or health issues. It definitely messes with your senses but it fun! It can easily be skipped; just wait outside for your group. This reminds me of the Cosmos Mystery House in South Dakota that we did.
After the Anti-Gravity house, the next stop is Wonder Cave (where Wonder World Park & Cave gets its name) where your tour guide will take you into a Balcones Fault Line Cave. This is the only real earthquake cave open for viewing.
Tejas Observation Tower
You will exit the cave via an elevator which will take you up 110 feet in the air to the Tejas Observation Tower which has a beautiful view of the scenic Hill Country and Gulf Coastal Plains of Texas.
You will end your tour with a fun little train ride through wildlife park. The train goes through Mystery Mountain which typically has a waterfall, however, due to the time of the year that we went the water had been turned off.
Make sure to buy food to feed the animals. You won’t regret it!
More Info about Wonder World Park
Always check the website for latest prices and hours which are subject to change at any time.
The entire tour takes roughly 2 hours; the cave portion is about 45 minutes of that 2 hours. I would suggest planning for about 3 hours.
Hours: hours differ from season to season. Check website for current operating hours
Prices: Adult (13+)$25.95; Youth (4-12)$16.95; Military Adult $20.95; Military Youth $11.95; Senior Citizens (65+)$20.95
Address: 1000 Prospect St San Marcos, TX 78666; Get Directions
Parking: On-site & Free