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Capital of Texas Zoo

376A Jenkins Road, TX 78612
512-303-6675
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Ranked #1,194 of 2,675 Attractions in Texas
Type: Zoos
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Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

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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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I just recently went to the zoo for the first time and I am glad we did! We went early and on a holiday (Easter) so when we got there we pretty much had the zoo to ourselves which was nice. There were lots of different animals there, including some I had never seen before. The staff... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We lucked out on discovering this amazing adventure by word of mouth. Perfect size for walking with a preschooler and grandparents. LOTS of viewing at all height levels for 80% of zoo. Petting zoo food and encounters are just perfect photo opportunities and worth the extra charge for a super memorable experience. The regular admission would be just fine but... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This zoo reminded me a lot of the movie "We Bought a Zoo", it was kind of out in the country but there were a lot of animals. All of the animals appeared to be well cared for, and had appropriate size enclosures. It was a lot of fun to feed the animals, we got a solo cup of food... More

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austin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I'm a teacher and I took two classes of 20 students to the zoo yesterday. I expected a small zoo, and I knew it was "in the boonies" of Cedar Creek, Texas. It's on a gravel road, 10 min off the highway, right past a cow field. Use your GPS or a map. There are a few small "zoo" signs... More

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Richmond, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Ok, if you're expecting the San Diego Zoo, this isn't for you. If you go with an open mind and try and enjoy what they offer, you'll have a nice time. I feel I definitely got my money's worth and that's how I review my activities. It's $9.95 per person and in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE but it's very cute.... More

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franklylucille
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had the Groupon for the zoo which if you can still get makes this a very afordable afternoon activity. Bring cash so you don't have to pay a surcharge on the admission for credit. This is a small operation and understandably they are trying to keep it afloat. The prices seem high but if your kids can spend a... More

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

A white tiger, huge lion, lots of small exotic animals and birds, zebras, you name it and they probably have it in here. They've recently added a baby hippo! Cons: it's a ways off the highway and you think there's no zoo among the private homes & ranches but you'll find it, just be patient :). Pros: support a local... More

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