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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, Austin

Categories: Bridges, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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Home to the world's largest urban bat colony, Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats attracts visitors to the bats' haunt. During the daylight hours, you can see bats hanging under the arches of the bridge that spans the Colorado River. Find a spot along the viewing decks on either side of the river or on top of the bridge. The Mexican free-tailed bats emerge every night at dusk in a swarm that moves across Lady Bird Lake. Because the bats have attracted millions of tourists, some local businesses are using the bat as a symbol of the city. For example, the Austin Ice Bats, a minor league hockey team, was named for these flying residents. Using our custom trip planner, Austin attractions like Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Definitely check out the bats! Do the boat tour if you can (uncovered) to get the best experience. Lots of fun for all ages! 
  • Well over what i expected. Truly a fascinating experience. Our pilot knew exactly where to go for the best viewing. 
  • Have visited the Congress Avenue Bridge and the Bats before and this time it was just as awesome as could be. Hard to imagine that over a million bats live under that bridge and when they come out wha...  read more »
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