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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 #2 of 10 Activities in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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
57 helpful votes 57 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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