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Austin Zoo

10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78709
512 288 1490
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Ranked #60 of 183 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I love this place so much. I had the opportunity to volunteer here and I can tell you that the staff really cares about all of their rescued or surrendered animals. All the animals have the choice to go inside or stay outside, and considering that Austin gets to be 110 some days, this is very important for the animals... More

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Round Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The 'Zoo' title is misleading. This is not a zoo, but an animal rescue. We appreciate the rescue mission of this place, but we were looking for a true zoo to take our two young children to. While they did enjoy seeing the animals, and reading their individual stories it took less than 1.5hrs to make it through the entire... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We got a groupon and the zoo was 1/2 off. It was fun to go once for half off... but it's a rescue zoo (all the animals are rescued, it's run off donations, etc). If you're looking for something like the San Diego Zoo, you will be very disappointed. If you're looking for a way to cheaply entertain small children... More

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San Antonio, tx
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have a 3 year old who always wants to go to zoos. So in the last year we've been to the following zoos - San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Albuquerque and Austin. Austin Zoo would probably rank towards the bottom of our list. Here are the pros and cons Pros: 1. Beautiful peacocks walking around the front of the... More

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The zoo was huge disappointment. Not very well kept. Abilene, TX has a much better zoo. The "train ride" absolutley made no sense at all. There were wooden cut-outs painted like animals on the train ride. Don't waste your money.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

While not a traditional zoo (think sanctuary)there were plenty of animals including tigers, lions, monkeys, plus more that you are able to get up close and personal. We were within 15' of two large tigers arguing over a spot to lie down. True, they don't have zebras or elephant or giraffes at this time. But the bear cubs that were... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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