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Address: 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78709
Phone Number: 512 288 1490
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.

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Not your average zoo!

We took our grandchildren and were surprised at this zoo. Most state capitol zoos are sporting rare animals and amazing displays. This is a rescue zoo and home to more ordinary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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Winston Salem
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a RESCUE zoo that has lions, tigers, bears and all sorts of animals. We have visited several times. It is extremely child friendly. The staff is extremely friendly, informative and helpful. Check out their Halloween fund raising event. Haven't been but it sounds like tons of fun!

Thank lanis53
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533 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandchildren and were surprised at this zoo. Most state capitol zoos are sporting rare animals and amazing displays. This is a rescue zoo and home to more ordinary animals such as fox. There is a petting zoo. They have a Halloween light train as a fundraiser in October. Don't need a whole day for this interesting sanctuary.... More 

Thank Gran7
Jurong, Singapore
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is more of a sanctuary than a zoo. I love the fact that every animal there was a rescue and has a story. Makes you want to go back again and again to support them. Not entirely stroller friendly lots of dirt paths. My son loves feeding the animals and if I'm honest so do I!

Thank Brenstar76
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a rescue zoo so it is different from most zoo's I've been to, but in a good way. There was a great variety of animals. I don't think I had never seen foxes or wolves. I loved that you were able to read about the history of some of the animals. who or where they came from. The... More 

Thank brenda g
Austin, Texas
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149 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice zoo, Located close to downtown, Me and my little girl went they have petting zoo also. Nice zoo for little austin tx.

Thank konikowski
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great little zoo to take your little ones. It has a train and a petting zoo. Plus they have rescued animals. The variety is very impressive.

Thank Brandie L
Austin, TX
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98 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Austin zoo is small, but nice for a small family outing. They had royal bengal tigers when I was there. Also, big turtles, lion and other animals. a small train ride is loved by the children

Thank Abu_hurayrah
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is certainly not a big city zoo but it is a pleasant way to spend a few hours with the 2-10 year old set. They have several tigers and lions and are always expanding, but mainly it is just a fun way to get a little out of town and enjoy a pretty day. The train ride is unusual... More 

Thank Shelli W
Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We went to the Austin Zoo on a Saturday afternoon and spent pretty much all day at the zoo. It's not the biggest or best zoo, but it is very nice and clean. They do have a wide variety of animals to see just not much interactive entertainment.

Thank Michael C
Oahu's North Shore, Hawaii
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Nice place to visit at any age! This is a rescue and rehab that is non profit. Great Sanctuary and education for everyone.

Thank rayswife10315

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