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Address: 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78709
Phone Number: 512 288 1490
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Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.

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Great zoo with all the animals being rescued

This isn't one of the big crazy zoos that you can spend all day at. Having said that, this zoo is awesome! All of their staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. All of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Chris H
Frisco, Texas

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Carmel, Indiana
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Reviews on Trip Advisor were mixed and we weren't familiar with the "rescue zoo" concept. After our four hour visit today, we're now fans! Austin Zoo's organic, Hill Country atmosphere charmed us. Walk paths are closer to the cages than at larger zoos, allowing spectators a better range for viewing and photos. Cage signs profile individual animals. Zoo staff are... More 

Frankfort, Illinois
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is not a large zoo, but has a variety of animals that you expect to see at a zoo. The workers were very kind and informative. The pathways are dirt and stone, but I didn't mind. I thought the zoo was quaint, and I loved it!

Frisco, Texas
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This isn't one of the big crazy zoos that you can spend all day at. Having said that, this zoo is awesome! All of their staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. All of the animals they have are rescues which makes their mission even more important. We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely be back

Round Rock, Texas
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Not very big Guess better than nothing, but Austin should have tried alittle harder! Little ones would enjoy as not as picky

Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went to the zoo on a hot Sunday afternoon (Labor Day weekend) and we beat the crowd. We watched the keepers set up the bear cubs lunch and the kids liked watching the bears find all their food. We also bought food to feed the llamas and goats. The train around the zoo was a great way to end... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I'm in a wheelchair. I couldn't go very far at all. It's a thick gravel path. Even the ramps into the ticket booth and out are dangerously steep. DO NOT attempt this in a regular wheelchair. Requires off-road tires and large casters as a minimum. Also wife could not push our stroller there at all due to the poor paths.... More 

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This was our 2nd trip to the Austin Zoo. We absolutely adore visiting while we are in Austin. Feeding the animals (that are allowed to be fed) is so much fun! There is a huge variety of wildlife and other types of animals to see. If you are going on a first date, a family fun day, a solo outing... More 

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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I went with my girlfriend first thing in the morning and we got to see them feed the animals! It was awesome! It's not like your conventional zoo but I enjoyed it more because you got to interact with the animals more.

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to visit! The enclosures are part of the landscape so you can see the animals in something more natural. The property has many trees so even on a hot day you get some relief from the sun.

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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been to several zoos around the country including being a member of world famous San Diego Zoo. I am not comparing Austin Zoo with San Diego zoo but I am comparing it with other small town zoos in different states. I can tell you that this place should only run as a sanctuary but even then, it needs... More 


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