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

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Great time, with appropriate expectations

Read the previous reviews prior to going so understood that it is more a rescue center than a "zoo". With that knowledge, had a great time. I focused on how the animals were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Annabelle101
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Read the previous reviews prior to going so understood that it is more a rescue center than a "zoo". With that knowledge, had a great time. I focused on how the animals were acquired. It was interesting to learn about the individual animals and to see what animals people had as "pets". Sad but not surprising that there were lots... More 

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Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I had visited back in 2009 while in the military and couldn't wait to bring my husband out to see the place. This place is a gift for animals in need. Our favorite part of the visit was the chance to see the triplet baby bears that had been rescued and were a riot to see rolling around and playing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

To the reviewer who moaned about the $9.00 per adult entry - stop being so tight, this is an animal sanctuary, not an animal torture centre per Sealife (watch Blackfish!). Please Austin Zoo rename yourself a Sanctuary and get the visitors who will appreciate you! Loved reading the stories of the animals (and hated their animal torturers even more -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This zoo was just ok. The best part was the baby bears. The zoo is super super small. I will probably never go back for $9. I think they are overpriced when we walked the zoo in 30 minutes.

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124 reviews 124 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were visiting Waco & after the Waco Zoo wife said let's drive to Austin. We had been to the Austin zoo before when daughter was 6. She's 12 now. We love this zoo. All the animals have a story & all the keepers know & love the animals. I love wolves & we spent lots of time watching them.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a nice zoo. Lions, tigers, llamas, wolves and air of pettable critters. Train ride is a nice add on. The woody trails make it a pleasant wander-friendly children's zoo. Do not expect polish and frills. It's a rescue sanctuary, so money goes to animal care.

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Austin, Texas
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43 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I normally do a lot of research before choosing an outing with my almost-2-year-olds. But, in this case my Mom had picked up an online deal for the Austin Zoo -- so I went without really knowing what to expect. If you go expecting a big-city-style zoo with manicured lawns, easy concrete walkways, elaborate structures, and entertainment shows, I suspect... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The employees were very nice and the zoo was an excellent experience. We loved it, we plan to go back soon.

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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