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Abilene Zoo

Address: 2070 Zoo Lane, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602
Phone Number: 325-673-WILD
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Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Abilene Zoo is great. Small enough to see everything in a couple of hours and Big enough to not be boring. Lots of habitats and interesting exhibits.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live in Abilene and have a family pass to the zoo. Every time we go there, we see something uniquely different from the last time. Sometimes certain animals are simply inactive. Hey, what else they got to do? Other times they are quite active and entertaining. I'm personally not a fan of animals trapped in cages but the Abilene... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Abilene Zoo is one of the best zoo's in Texas. As a resident of Abilene, we take pride in the way the employees take care of the facilities. They deserve a great "pat on the back"!! If you haven't visited the Abilene Zoo you need too!!

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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We went early to avoid afternoon heat, so we were some of the first to go through the gates. We enjoyed the train ride and my granddaughter squealed in delight as she fed the giraffes. The flamingo habitat smelled but all other displays were well labeled and clean. A really nice zoo for its space. The park nearby offers a... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was my 2nd trip to the zoo. It was a bitterly cold day. There was a lot of construction work going on (as was the case on my first trip about 8 months ago). The main attraction was not out - the giraffes were having their enclosure changed so they were not out - last visit they were the... More 

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Jayton
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Every year we allow our kids to choose a fun place (anywhere in within the state of Texas) and we always seem to end up here-less than a hundred miles from home. We love this little zoo!

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Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We haven't been to this zoo in a couple of years. They have made some nice changes. The exhibit additions really make this zoo more interesting. Although, we did miss the giraffes because the exhibit was closed for construction.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a really great zoo for a small town like Abilene. It's easy to navigate, the animal enclosures are very accessible, and the variety of animals is really outstanding. I especially love the giraffe enclosure, where my grandson can hold out giraffe kibble and they will eat it right out of his hand. The little train that circles the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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