South Padre Island, TX - Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort on South Padre Island is ranked the #1 Kid-Friendly attraction by Texas Family Magazine. South Padre is Texas’ favorite beach and Schlitterbahn’s Waterpark and Resort is a jewel on the island.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort is the perfect combination of family adventures and state-of-the-art attractions, right on Texas’ favorite beach. Experience the tropical beach atmosphere, unique mix of attractions and the award-winning Transportainment® – the never-ending river system that replaces standing in lines for rides with a floating queue!
Eagle Pass News Leader staff recently visited the South Padre Island Schlitterbahn Waterpark and had an awesome time.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark History: In 1966, along a stretch of a tree-lined, spring-fed river on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, Bob and Billye Henry and their three children began creating what would eventually become the world's first water resort and the nation's most popular summertime waterpark. Since what they were building had never been attempted before, the Henry's relied on their own vision of combining water fun and resort accommodations into a family destination.