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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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Great zoo for size of city

The zoo is doing a lot to make improvements. Several new things are happening. We love the Texas Backyard exhibit! Downside is everything costs! $2 for train or merry go round... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Small zoo but some additions in the near future…such as the Giraffe feeding station. Easy to navigate without the map but not much shaded areas as compared to other Texas zoos. No cafes nor food booths around the park. Price is reasonable for the small zoo. The camel experience was something I have not seen before. They allowed visitors some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The zoo is doing a lot to make improvements. Several new things are happening. We love the Texas Backyard exhibit! Downside is everything costs! $2 for train or merry go round. But kids love it and the animals are great! Giraffe exhibit is almost ready and that will be fun to experience.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Abilene Zoo is a nice zoo for the area. Needs some updating and better food venues. Bathroom seemed a bit neglected in the clean dept..

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Sweetwater, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice little zoo. We cant wait to come back after renovations are finished. Good selection of animals for this area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited 8/8/2015 with my wife and 10-1/2 month old granddaughter! What a WONDERFUL experience for all of us. GREAT VALUE for the admission price. Inexpensive and DELICIOUS food on the grounds. Gift shop also has reason prices on quality products. AMPLE shade in that we were on the grounds for about 5 hours in temps up to 104F and never... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Gift Shop was extremely overpriced. 2.99 for a cookie no larger in circumference than the bottom of a soda can. Something you'd pay 10 cents for at a gas station. There were really NO options for food or maybe even a little sit down cafe??? The map was really out of proportion and made the place seem much bigger than... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This Zoo is small but impressive for a town the size of Abilene. I was surprised to see all the exhibits. The giraffe exhibit will be very UPMARKET when it is completed. If you have small children this a place for you to visit. I will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I was surprised when we visited this zoo. It was clean, organized, and a pretty good size. They have a good number of animals. The giraffes were the best part, we got to feed them and had a great family time. I totally recommend it!!

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Odessa, Texas
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very nice zoo. Lots of critters to view. They even let you feed the giraffes! Food is pretty good, and reasonably priced.

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Vernon, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A great place to take the entire family. Great zoo for that size town. Animals were interacting with visitors. Great train around the park. Gift shop was fun to visit and let the kids pick some momentous

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