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Austin Zoo

Address: 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78709
Phone Number: 512 288 1490
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Ranked #63 of 176 Activities in Austin
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Owner description: Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

One would think with the monied population of Austin that they would have an outstanding zoo, they do not. What they have is a small animal sanctuary of animals whom wonderful individuals have taken in and rescued. They need money terribly, you can only imagine what this place could be if only the monied do-gooders of Austin would hold fundraisers.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Zoo is not too good and it's a very small zoo. But the entry ticket was $9 dollars. I felt it was too high for this zoo Neatness is not too good.

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Austin, TX
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197 reviews 197 reviews
92 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Nice for a rescue mission, but for a zoo for the city of Austin it is sorely lacking, of course Austin is lacking in such amenities to begin with. There are no sidewalks just gravel paths and it is steep in places so be careful. Some animals like peacocks are wandering around. There is a train that doesn't seem to... More 

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Dothan, Alabama, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I wasn't sure how exciting this Zoo was going to be since it mainly functions as a rescue/sanctuary, but it was wonderful! My family (including a 2 month old) got a Groupon to go ($9 for 2 tickets). There were an excellent variety of animals, and you can buy food to feed some of them. There's even a train you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this zoo. It's small, but the variety of animals is really nice. Every time we travel, we like to visit the local zoos and this zoo had so many unique animals that we had never seen before. The petting zoo/feeding area was like most zoos. All the animals were friendly and excited to be... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This zoo is totally on point and has a great variety of animals considering its size and mission. You can feel good about yourself when visiting this zoo, all the animals are rescue animals! There are some super cute guys and you can tell they are all well cared for and loved. Close enough to Austin to make an easy... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We have been to Brownsville, San Antonio and Houston Zoos which are all public. This zoo is a non-profit sanctuary. I knew this going in and we enjoyed it with our 6 year old. It needs a little upkeep but overall we enjoyed ourselves, feeding lots of animals, the train ride, etc. There are benches where you can pack lunches... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is one of the many places we visited on our trip and we really enjoyed it. It's so nice to see a place that cares for the animals so much. Great animals and the staff was very friendly. Will definitely go back again when I'm in the area.

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Eureka, IL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lot of interesting animals and small enough zoo you get to be up close and personal with the critters. Especially like the fact they are a rescue zoo so know they need the support. Friendly staff and plenty of things to see

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Our visit was on 9/28/14. Good to see it was a animal rescue. Our two granddaughters had a great time. Friendly staff at front office. Very good that you are able to bring in food and drink and sit at the many picnic tables. The kids enjoyed peacocks and feeding the animals and the lion have a roaring performance. That... More 

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