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5 Fantastic Hill Country Amusement Parks

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Whether you have extra time on your hands or need to plan a family outing, get yourself to one of these awesome amusement parks in the Hill Country.

1. Wonder World Park

5 Fantastic Hill Country Amusement Parks

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Wonder World Park in San Marcos, known as the first show cave in Texas and located on the Balcones fault line, has been entertaining families in the Hill Country for 105 years. Created by an earthquake, it also has the Tejas Observation Tower, Anti-gravity house, Mystery Mountain and Texas Wildlife Petting Park.  If you visit between September 1 and February 29, they are open Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Fridays are for groups only and require reservations.

2. Morgan’s Wonderland

5 Fantastic Hill Country Amusement Parks

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If you find yourself in the northeast side of San Antonio, be sure to make a stop at Morgan’s Wonderland, constructed in an abandoned quarry.  This unique theme park was designed with special needs in mind.  Many different attractions will keep your day full including catch-and-release fishing, a gymnasium, playscapes and activities. Hours for Friday are 4-9 p.m., Saturday noon-9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

3. ZDT’s Amusement Park

5 Fantastic Hill Country Amusement Parks
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At ZDT’s Amusement Park, located in Seguin, everyone from toddlers to teens will be entertained. Affectionately named after the owner’s three children Zach, Danielle, and Tiffany, this park is growing and making improvements year after year.  The Mad Raft water coaster and the Switchback are some of the newest attractions to try. Along with the family thrill rides, there’s also the Rock Wall and Silo Climb. Open weekends and spring break week, hours vary so be sure to check online.

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