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Address: 376A Jenkins Road, TX 78612
Phone Number: 512-303-6675
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In the middle of no where!

This "zoo" is very interesting place to get to. Traveling a long unpaved road with crater size pot hole! That just to get to the place. Once your there, they have a sign saying... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Austin, United States
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Save your time and money and go visit the Austin Zoo instead. How is this place still open? You get the sense that at some point the owners really did want to open a nice small zoo but then it just fell apart. For one thing, its price for the animals you see is ridiculous and they charge 2 dollars... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visited for the first time and wasn't expecting much especially as we took the gravel road down to a small frame house which is the office. A musty room filled with interesting reptiles and beverage machine. It was there we paid admission to a sweet lady who came to greet us as she had been feeding the animals. Not expecting... More 

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La Grange, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In the middle of nowhere, trees all around. Animals are happy and look well fed. My daughters loved petting the goats. I loved petting the donkey. It may not be flashy lights and have dirt walkways but the animals are awesome and the kids love it. Going again in a few hours. Gots me a family pass.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This "zoo" is very interesting place to get to. Traveling a long unpaved road with crater size pot hole! That just to get to the place. Once your there, they have a sign saying "honk for service". So you honk your car horn and wait for someone to come to the front of this little shack. In this little shack... More 

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Manor, Texas
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A wide open space with nature trails just waiting to be run on and shady paths - what is there for a 21 month old not to love? And if the little one is happy, I am happy. :) Our Favorite: The 'behind the scenes' tour where you get to go into the cage of and feed the lemurs. My... More 

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New Bedford, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was $32 for 1 adult and 2 children with petting zoo food ($4) and tax. We got there early and had the place to ourselves. Bring snacks and water because it doesn't appear they are sold there. It's very low -budget, it needs a lot of clean up and attention. But, it's a lovely zoo. There are all kinds... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wanted to update my review from last year. We were aware from our prior visit and from the info page for the zoo that they did private tours which includes getting to feed the lemurs. I LOVE LEMURS!!!!!!! Ever since I found that out I have wanted to go. My boyfriend got us set up to do the private tour... More 

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Thailand
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I gave it 3 stars because it tries to help animals given up or not cared for properly. It has some animals that are not common to the area but some of the displays lack signs indicating what you may be seeing. There are about 30 different animals with some types like guinea pigs or small goats in the petting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We all loved this down to nature zoo. The animals dont look sad or hungry like some do at the city zoos. It was not upscale but we loved its authenticity. We would absolutely revisit when in Austin. Thanks!

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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We went with our 11 month old. Our stroller had a bumpy ride but it was awesome other than that. Our baby loved petting the pigmy goats. I liked finding out they have reproduction programs for animals in danger of extinction. It's not a huge zoo like San Antonio but it is great for the price. My favorites were the... More 

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