you are traveling south on Interstate 35, you can reach us by
turning right at exit 189 in New Braunfels. Go one block north
(right) from IH-35 to a stop light (intersection of Texas Hwy.
46 and Business 35). Turn left at the stop light. Go a short distance
(length of a short block), and you will view our building on your
left. It is blue and white in color and is set back from the street.
If you are traveling north on Interstate 35, you can reach us by turning left at exit 189 in New Braunfels. Go one block north (left) from IH-35 to a stop light (intersection of Texas Hwy. 46 and Business 35). Turn left at the stop light. Go a short distance (length of a short block), and you will view our building on your left. It is blue and white in color and is set back from the street.
If you are arriving on Texas Highway 46, you can reach us by locating the stop light at the intersection of Texas Hwy. 46 and Business 35 in New Braunfels. This intersection is one block north of IH-35. Turn south at the stop light. Go a short distance (length of a short block), and you will view our building on your left. It is blue and white in color and is set back from the street. (Note: Houston-area visitors will arrive in New Braunfels via IH-10 and Texas Hwy. 46.)
Note: When visiting, please park in the designated customer parking areas near the front of the building. If these are full, please find a spot between the front of the building and the street. Parking past the front of the building is reserved for working employees and delivery services and is not permitted.
IF FLYING IN FOR A SPECIAL VISIT....
1. Armke's Rare Aquarium Fish is located 25-30 minutes from San Antonio International Airport and about 45-60 minutes from Austin International Airport. We are about three hours from Houston and about four hours from Dallas.
2. Armke's Rare Aquarium Fish will, for a fee, provide pickup and delivery to San Antonio International Airport. Phone ahead for details. There are also good rental car facilities at the airport, and IH-35 is relatively easy to reach from the airport. New Braunfels is considered part of metropolitan San Antonio, and both cities are considered prime tourist destination areas in Texas. New Braunfels is home to Schlitterbahn, the No. 1 rated water park in the U.S.
HOURS OF OPERATION.....
Actual hours of operation are pending at present as Armke's
Rare Aquarium Fish settles into its new environment. Currently,
you may count on us being open from 10-5 weekdays and from 11-6
The lone customer entrance and exit is at the front of the building. In rare cases, a rear entrance may be used. When it is in use, a prominent sign will be displayed on the stone porch in the front of the building.
WE OPERATE A SHOWROOM, NOT A STORE.....
Please bear in mind that we operate a mail order showroom, not a normal "fish store". Examples of how we differ from a normal store:
A. We have no prices marked on our aquariums. Prices are in accordance with our list as you find it here on our web site.
B. We will have specimens in our tanks which are not for sale or which have been previously sold and held for customers.
C. At times the working staff, faced with shipment deadlines, will be forced to give priority to outgoing fish orders at the expense of walk-in visitors. We ask for your understanding of this.
D. We have implemented a "number" system for busy periods. It is designed to give priority to customers ready to make purchases so that they do not have excessively long waits for checkout.
THE ARMKE FAMILY BUSINESSES.....
Armke's Rare Aquarium Fish is one of three Armke family businesses which occupy our facilities. When you arrive at our premises, you will likely first note the priced vehicles between our building and the street. Ken and Keegan Armke operate OHI Trading Company, a used car dealership, as a partnership. Once inside the front door of the building, you will notice an inventory of collectible items that are part of Armke's Made-in-Germany Store; the family has been in the German import business for more than 35 years. You will enter and follow a stone walkway through this part of the building to reach the fish area.
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