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Austin Zoo, Austin

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.2/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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  • The best part of this zoo is the giant pig. Because it's a sanctuary/rescue based zoo, they don't really have a lot. I do admire the morality of it, but it isn't really something to go see/do; rather,...  read more »
  • If you are used to and desire a big city zoo experience, this will not do it for you. The Austin Zoo is a quaint, well meaning but half hearted attempt to display animals in captivity. For sure there ...  read more »
  • My kids love coming here. It's not your typical zoo and that's what makes it great. So much more interaction with the animals and it's great to know that these animals have been rescued, not captured ...  read more »
  • Great zoo experience. Love the petting zoo and seeing all the animals up close. The bear enrichment show is fun, they are cool to watch. Watch out for the peacocks, they can get fisty depending on the time of the year. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about all the animals and willing to answer any questions you have. I suggest getting their early because it gets pretty crowded.
  • My family and I try to go to the Austin Zoo as much as is available. The staff is always friendly and I know that my money is going back to caring for the animals. As a desired monkey owner, I find it interesting to read about where each animal came from whether rescued or surrendered. I would recommend anyone in the area to visit the Austin Zoo, 1) to support a local non profit organization and 2) it's perfect for all ages but find it most age appropriate for my 5 year old son and younger children as it's large enough to give the zoo feeling but small enough to feel comfortable with your child being outside of a stroller.
  • This zoo in Bee Cave near Ausgin is a great place to take the kids on a lazy weekend. It has a small town charm to it so nothing like you will find at the Houston Zoo. The train ride is very scenic and kids love it! There are lots of different animals to see and a good amount to feed and let yourself (food pellets sold separately). Here are the reasons I gave it three stars. 1.) No paved walkways make pushing strollers a drag, literally. 2.) The cost is pretty high; 2 adults and 2 kids is $40! 3.) The parking area is not paved. 4.) The restrooms are in very poor shape and lack Air Conditioning. 5.) Many of the larger exhibits such as the bears and large cats look run down and not well maintained. Here is a tip for management: sell train tickets at the Zoo entrance. This will eliminate the need to charge visitors at the train terminal, reducing time between trips and therfore increasing the number of times the train can run daily.
  • I have six beautiful grandchildren, under 13!!! Lovely, small sanctuary of God's perfect creatures! Nice, easy, leisurely outing for all of us!!!
  • It was an amazing zoo! We came all the way from Las Cruces NM and it was refreshing compared to EL Paso and Albuquerque! The animals were very happy and well taken care of! I can't wait to come back!
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