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Abilene Zoo

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Address: 2070 Zoo Lane, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602
Phone Number: 325-673-WILD
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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we love zoo it is a stop every year when we go to Abilene to race ,my boyz are ages 25 and 27 and they love going to the zoo

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

we love zoo it is a stop every year when we go to Abilene to race ,my boyz are ages 25 and 27 and they love going to the zoo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Very nice small zoo. That has been updated. Currently giraffe habitat under construction. It looks like it is going to be extremely nice when complete. Great reptile habitat. Also a carousel will also soon be installed. Can complete tour within 1-2 hours. Free roaming peacock always fun to see.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Drove 3 hours with out of state grandchildren for the sole purpose in Abilene to visit the zoo in order to feed the giraffes, one child's favorite animal. Only to find a sign at the entrance that the giraffe area is closed for renovations. Why is this info not available on your website? What a waste of time and money.

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Stephenville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went about an hour before they closed. We usually go when they first open. We got to see them feed many of the animals. We were disappointed that the giraffe's were not visible.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We came here with lots of family. There was a car-show going on in conjunction with the zoo. Everyone had a wonderful, memorable time. We strolled around for hours on a warm summer day. There were LOTS of butterflies flying around, it was magical. Although this isn't a big zoo, it is very nice and clean. I would definitely go... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had some time to kill one Saturday so we went to the Abilene Zoo. The layout of the zoo was good. It was rather hot so some of the animals were sleeping (lions and tigers). There are also flamingos, rhinos, zebras, ostrich, spider monkeys, jaguars, bears, bobcats, and cougars. Our favorite part was feeding the fish with these crackers... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a nice zoo with a variety of animals. It is not too big, so it shouldn't tire anyone. I visited first thing in the morning right when they opened. Most of the animals were active, but a few were missing. They are also reconstructing the Giraffe exhibit. Nice variety in the gift shop as well. Worth a visit.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I really enjoyed this zoo! My boyfriend has a slight case of ADD (well, not that slight), and even he enjoyed being there! We walked around every exhibit there was to see. They are currently building a section for the giraffes, I wish I could've seen them! But the zoo was very clean, very fun to look at, and extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This zoo is a great zoo to spend an afternoon at. The price is very fair for the size of the zoo. The zoo was clean, in exhibits, pathways, and bathrooms. There was plenty of shade and the informational plaques about the animals were educational. The gift shop had lots of fun items as well. My only complaint is that... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Love the way you can get close to most of the animals...even the lions. If you go towards the end of the day (in the spring) the animals seem to be very active.

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Additional Information about Abilene Zoo

Address: 2070 Zoo Lane, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602
Phone Number: 325-673-WILD
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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