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Abilene Zoo

2070 Zoo Lane, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602
325-673-WILD
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Small and intimate, great family fun with park, splash pad, and fishing all next door. Have been going since we moved to Abilene in early 80's, our daughter loved going now our grandson does.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Abilene zoo is worth your time and money. The admission price is very reasonable which is helpful to all. The animals are well cared for and the habitats were clean. I generally avoid the reptile house in zoos, but went into the one at the Abilene Zoo and saw lots of movement from the snakes. The trip was lots... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

For a small zoo, they host a wide range of animals. It's also easy to navigate and a pleasant walk around. The train around the zoo is great for kids too. The reptile house was one of the best I've ever visited. The snakes were really active and not just lying there as I've seen in other zoos. It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited the zoo on the fourth of July as part of the celebration. It was everything I had hoped it would be. I especially liked seeing the giraffes and hippopotamus. The work crews were very friendly and helpful. ..I plan to go back again when the weather gets warmer.

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I went to the zoo in Abilene, Texas in October with a friend. I really enjoyed my visit there, to say the least! The weather was perfect, thankfully. The zoo there is very clean and all of the animal cages were as well. I hope to go back soon and visit once again!

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Abilene, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Saturday was Halloween celebration and thousands were there. Zoo exhibits were very interesting. Lots of colorful birds,

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Surprised by the collection of animals. The cougars thought my service dog might be dinner on the hoof! The otters wanted to play with her. She does not bark at them but seemed to enjoy seeing them too.

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Texas
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited the Abilene Zoo for the 2nd time today for the Boo at the Zoo! What a sweet little Halloween treat! Trick or Treating at a zoo was a fun thing for my children. Always love the Abilene Zoo!

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Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fantastic. Very clean. Loved the landscaping. Very relaxing. Can get very close to the animals. Would go again.

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Corpus Christi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was really impressed with this zoo. The layout was great because the attractions were pretty spread out unlike most zoos. There was a small (okay, very small) train that ran through the zoo. There was also a spot to feed giraffes, which the kids absolutely loved.

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