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South Padre Island Adventure Park

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Address: 21040 North State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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+1 956-761-4677
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08:30 - 06:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 06:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We create memories! The Wells family has served South Padre Island for 5...

We create memories! The Wells family has served South Padre Island for 5 generations and we create memories that last a life time!

Our Adventure Park is located at the end of State Park Road 100 with forty acres of land spanning from the Gulf of Mexico to the Laguna Madre Bay that provides an unparalleled location for Adventure on South Padre Island.

Our horseback rides are along the beach and water's edge and we often see a variety of shoreline and marine life and we get to ride in the remote portion of the Island that few people get to experience. No crowds here!

Our Petting Barn is filled with birds and animals we have rescued or have been donated to us for a forever home. Children can enjoy a safe and educational interaction with all of our birds and animals (us big kids too).

Dolores also owns The Massage & Healing Arts Center and her licensed and professional Massage Therapists are ready for your pampered needs after a fun day at the beach.

Come; make your memories with us! We love what we do and we look forward to exploring the Island with you soon.

Doyle & Dolores Wells

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Sunset ride

I have been riding horses for what seems like my entire life. I have always been leary about many of these trail ride fun parks. You know you hear horror stories about emaciated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Progreso, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a good experience for the kids (1 year old & 4 year old) but personally disliked that there was no food at sight to feed the animals. Animals kept coming up to us because they wanted to be fed but no food at all for us to feed them. Liked that the animal smell was not as strong.... More 

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Thank Jermalli
SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

We're glad that your kids had a good experience. All of our animals and birds are routinely fed twice a day, morning & evening, and we provide small bags of feed for our guests to feed the animals. The result of guests feeding the animals is the animals become "socialized", like Democrats, and are always begging more handouts. I'm sure... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been riding horses for what seems like my entire life. I have always been leary about many of these trail ride fun parks. You know you hear horror stories about emaciated animals and abuse. Let me tell you about this experience. The staff only showed respect and a true love of the animals. I adored how they talked... More 

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Thank Jaime B
South Padre Island, Texas
1 review
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was a place of adventure and enjoyment. Staff abuses thier animals and the animals are physically thrown across the barn is Not a way to handle a business with livestock. I am completely nauseated at how a business who provides animal services and can mask thier actions of animal cruelty in saying that thier animals were rescued... More 

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SPI-Native, Owner at South Padre Island Adventure Park, responded to this review

I have no explanation nor excuse for the event you witnessed. The person who mishandled the goat has been terminated. More 

River Falls, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had a blast. We both got horses with sweet yet slightly stubborn personalities which made the ride all that much better. The workers were awesome and very understanding. We rode from one side of the island up over many sand dunes and then back down the other side of the island. Took many beautiful pics... Its... More 

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Thank Angela S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My horse was the slowest of the group, which was fine by me! I had a relaxing ride and enjoyed the sounds of the beach. The guides were all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. My 15 year old daughter, who is an experienced rider, got a feisty horse. The guides were great with her and gave her good advice she appreciated.... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to SPI for our honeymoon so I planned our trip in advance. (I've left reviews on multiple activities). This is the first thing we did on our trip. And I couldn't be happier. It was a rather big group but it was well maintained. All the horses seemed well taken care of and the handlers... More 

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Thank shannanevil
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well we booked this specifically for a romantic sunset and we didn't get our sunset. We were ending our ride at 740pm and the sunset was scheduled at 802pm. The ride was great and the instructors were nice, but I was really disappointed. The sunset package is the most expensive, and had I known I wasn't going to get that... More 

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Thank Ashley Q
Pillager, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family loved the horseback riding on the ocean. We especially liked going in the ocean with the horses. The view was beautiful and the guides where very nice! My recommendation would be that the guides took family/group pictures; I would have LOVED a family picture on the horses! My other recommendation is that the petting zoo cost be covered... More 

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Thank kellymetz
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just have to say that the guides were amazing! My sister and I were very scared at many moments but Jorge and Victor G. were always there by us to help us! They definitely made the experience more enjoyable with their expertise. Thank you guys so much! -Blonde and Brunette-

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Thank Amina C
Harlingen, Texas
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is an all out door place in the sand riding the horses along the beach shore. There is two tour guides that lead you to a trail from the sand dunes to the seashore. It is a five mile ride out there so be sure to wear closed shoes no sandals or flip flops they might fall off... More 

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