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Austin Zoo, Austin

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  • Excellent for little kids and kid like adults. A very nice walk, not too much, yet plenty of interesting animals to see. Very nice staff who will tell you the animals' history, habits and nature.  more »
  • We loved going here, and veterans get in free. spent many hours hear, enjoyed spending time with animals, and just being outdoors. not too far out. can also visit lady bird wildflower park nearby.  more »
  • My husband & I visited this sweet little zoo and had a great time even though we do not have kids. Loved the train ride and being able to get so close to the rescued animals of all types.  more »
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  • Our family loves the Austin Zoo! We bought the annual pass and go frequently. You have to understand that this zoo is a rescue facility, and the zoo operates on donations. There are a good variety of animals, and depending on the time of day you choose to go, they are very active. The staff takes incredible care of the animals and are very friendly and knowledgeable when you all then questions. The food is moderately priced, and you will need a few extra dollars to ride the train. The parking is a little tight and in a dirt lot, but staff is there to help you find open spots. I can't stress how awesome the staff is at Austin Zoo! Take your kids and have a fun time!
  • It is great if you look at what it really is, more of a rescue than a huge zoo. No need to make comparisons to Houston zoo. Employees and animals alike are very happy. Very clean environment. Awesome place to take the kids. They have interactive animal talks daily. Free parking. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.
  • Excellent views of a variety of animals. Most of the zoo animals are rescues or surrendered by a prior owner. The train ride is another $3 and goes about 15 minutes in a scenic hill country viewing area. The trail is crushed granite so wear supportive footwear and use a jogging stroller if you take a small child. There are loose chickens and peacocks all over the property. No drinking fountain in the park but you can bring in food and drinks. Weekdays are best!
  • Small but awesome! Friendly staff and lots of great animals my kids loved! You will definitely want to buy the extra food for the goats, sheep, deer and llama ❤ and donate if you can. The train ride is great for little ones.
  • This was our very first visit and we can't wait to go back. We saved a couple of dollars purchasing the tickets online. You're able to buy food pellets and feed the llamas, goats, and sheep ($3 a bag); this was our favorite aspect. They've also made the train ride rather special but I won't give any spoilers. The staff was beyond helpful and friendly. This zoo allows you to get closer to the animals which we loved. I find the San Antonio Zoo depressing and prefer Gladys Porter in Brownsville. This zoo has them both beat.
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