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Austin Zoo

10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78709
512 288 1490
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Ranked #56 of 180 attractions in Austin
Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Description: Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The zoo has always been a fun destination. I was very impressed when visiting the zoo on July 4, 2014. The zoo's office had been broken in to however the zoo still opened and the staff was pleasant and didn't let on to the visitors what had happened. I was very impressed. I hope the robber gets his day in... More

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Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My 12 yr old & I loved this zoo! The fact that all the animals are rescues made it even more special. The lions & tigers are amazing. We were so surprised at how many monkeys & turtles there were. This is a great cheap place to spend the afternoon! There is no food so you might want to pack... More

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Leander
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The reviews on here are misleading to start. Don't expect a whole lot. It's not somewhere that I would call a 5, not even a 3 or 4 honestly. I fully understand that this is a rescue sancutary and for that cause alone its good. All animals deserve a safe home. I've seen better though. The terrain in which you... More

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Boone, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had learned when we bought our tickets that most of the animals were rescue animals and that this was a non-profit zoo, so we thought that was pretty cool, I wasn't expecting much knowing that but I was pleasantly surpised! They had a good variety of animals, from monkeys, lemurs, goats, tigers, deer, lizards, snakes, etc. We really enjoyed... More

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Austin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As kids we loved the zoo, all the animals you only see in books or on tv, so as our kids come of age we say we are taking them to see the animals. The truth is, we are just as excited as they are. I'm convinced we never lose our infatuation for the wild once it's established. Austin zoo... More

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Rockwall, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Very pleased with our experience at Austin Zoo. Animals seemed real happy & our one year old daughter loved it. Great what this organization does for the animals. Definitely worth a visit.

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Bryan, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is more of an Animal sanctuary than a zoo, we really enjoyed our visit and had a good time but found the terrain really rough. My Husband is in a mobility scooter and some of the paths were just really off limits for him, we also had a couple of scares where he almost toppled over. I understand that... More

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Mason, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Loved the fact that these animals were rescued and were doing so well. Loved the train. The peacock was beautiful, He spread his feathers for our 18 month old grandsons that are triplets. They all said "PEACOCK" when we told them what it was. He walked right up to the boys and they were not afraid because they were looking... More

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Northport, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Though this is not a huge zoo, the story behind each animal is heart warming. This zoo needs donations. These rescued animals deserve the best facilities. My husband and I enjoyed learning about the animals history and making friends with the goats and deer by feeding them; I've never been to a zoo where you could feed more than just... More

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Macon, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Loved how close we could get to the animals!!! First time my youngest has ever been to a zoo.. She absolutely loved the monkeys... They definitely took a liking to her!!!!

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