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Flying Pigs and Mermaids: Crumbled Theme Park Reborn as Nature Center


Once one of the most popular tourist attractions in Texas, Aquarena Springs was beloved for its underwater mermaid shows and flying pig performances. But, as modern theme parks moved in nearby, Aquarena’s kitschy entertainment was eclipsed, and little by little, the park fell to ruin. Now, the park is getting a second life as a nature center.