Are you a Schlitt-head? We hope you realize, Austin, that you are utterly spoiled in this category – because nothing, nothing, compares to this German-tinged sprawling waterpark. From the hand-built throughways of some of the park's oldest attractions to the spooky animatronic hilarity of the Congo River Expedition, the place is heavy on nostalgia for us. We still remember when body slides came out of the central castle, and the sun-drenched opening of Surfenburg. It's a different zeit, but the same geist. This is about your kids, kids, and trust that the boogers are gonna make instant memories at this New Braunfels institution.
2026 Lockheed, Galveston, 409/770-9283
381 E. Austin St., New Braunfels, 830/625-2351
33261 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, 956/772-7873
14353 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi
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