Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, Austin

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Bridge · Wildlife Area
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. Put Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats into our Austin trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Austin.
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  • Where else you can see hundreds of people starring at a bridge for about an hour to see how thousands of small flying mammals move from one place to another? My grandson told me that if I come there.....  more »
  • Alot of cute shops and murals along this street. Going back to see if we can see the bats that come out out around dusk.  more »
  • Vereeeey loooooong wait, maybe 40 bats came flying out. Even the paddle wheel boat and other excursion boats gave up. However the people watching was very entertaining!! No one to blame, hard.....  more »

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