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Brackenridge Park, San Antonio

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Brackenridge Park is a 343-acre public park in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on the city's Broadway Corridor just north of downtown San Antonio. It was created in 1899 from land donated to the city by George Washington Brackenridge.Brackenridge Park also refers to the district of the city where the park is located.Recreation and featuresAttractions within the park include the San Antonio Zoo, the Japanese Tea Gardens, the Sunken Garden Theater, and the narrow gauge San Antonio Zoo Eagle train ride, which first opened in 1956 and utilizes three Chance Rides C.P. Huntington locomotives. Other nearby attractions include the Witte Museum and the San Antonio Botanical Garden.Inside the park, there are multiple baseball fields, playgrounds, pavilions, and walking trails.
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  • We wanted to do something outside of the River Walk area on the day we had a rental car. Our visit was mainly drive through with short walks. It is a very large park with many interesting stopping spo...  more »
  • It is fun to drive through, not sure I would walk through. If using picnic tables, bring your own tablecloth, so your table will be really clean. It is best to drive through it and go eat a hamburger ...  more »
  • Very large park located just north of the downtown area has something for everyone. The Zoo, Japanese Tea Garden, and Witte Museum are located either in the park, or very close by. Park itself has ple...  more »
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  • Lovely! Went to see the Japanese Tea Garden and it was beautiful. There is no entrance fee and parking is free. They have a nice shaded area in the front to sit. There is also a cafe where you can get tea, snacks, and even a small lunch. Everyone was very nice! Good pace to take the whole family.
  • The best part of the Pogo Pass so far. Lots of walking and lots of animals. Find a restaurant to beat the heat. Get a souvenir cup as refills are on a buck after the initial purchase. Well worth it if you plan to stay a while.
  • Easter camp out on first come first serve basis. Walking distance to San Antonio Zoo and the Chinese Garden. No cost for parking at park, zoo, or gardens. The Chinese Garden are free to walk around with great photo areas, ponds with huge gold fish. Sorry I forgot the name of those beautiful fish. This is a must see area when in San Antonio. Also next to a new dog and cat adoption building with a great yard and play ares to take out the dogs and a different area for puppy play.
  • Large and well designed urban park with plenty of shaded trails, open green spaces, playgrounds and pavilions to explore. You can walk across the San Antonio River via a submerged road and lockout system here, which is an experience well wroth doing. Clean and well maintained. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful and full of things to do! Bike trails, train ride, golf, baseball fields, nature trails just to name a few things. Best of all is the running water through out the park and the mature trees that are great for shading and a little bit cooler temp.

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To be at the heart of San Antonio's buzzing atmosphere and attractions, stay along the city's River Walk. Lined with hotels of all levels, the area is known for excellent dining and nightlife, and is close to all of the city's main sights. While this area tends to be pricier than other neighborhoods, it is the best option for those traveling without a car who want to take full advantage of their vacation time in San Antonio. For a more rustic experience, venture outside of the city limits to stay at one of the old-world guest ranches that dot the beautiful countryside.
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