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Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train

Neighborhood: South Austin
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Address: Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Just across from the Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX
Phone Number: 512/478-8286
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Free ride for children on a miniature train that encircles Zilker Park.

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Fun ride for young kids!

We went based on friend's recommendation and trip advisor reviews. The ride itself was fun, just the right speed, length for young kids. Couple of tips: know where you are going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went based on friend's recommendation and trip advisor reviews. The ride itself was fun, just the right speed, length for young kids. Couple of tips: know where you are going because the station was hard to find and the park often has closed roads; do not sit close the the front engine, the smoke is unbearable. Otherwise, check the... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This hour train ride is just $2. It is so pretty with views of the water and other wild life. Highly recommend for families with children.

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Cleburne, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very nice little ride and lets you relax and enjoy the Zilker Park and surroundings. Very cheap ride, just be sure you take the train early of a morning or later in the evening if it's hot out.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Enjoyed the train ride around the park. It lasts about 20 minutes and is very affordable. Go in the morning in summer to avoid the heat. It's best for the young kids.

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Austin, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A cute little train that winds through part of the park. It is located near a playground so it is easy to have a few hours of enjoyment in addition to the train ride. Tickets can go quickly so this is something more easily done with little ones on weekdays rather than weekends.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great bang for your buck. Our whole family of seven rode the train and it was so much fun. The ride is a good twenty-five to thirty minutes long. You get a great view of the park, and at one point of downtown Austin and LadyBird Lake. There was a great busker at the midpoint of the ride and the... More 

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Mission, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not so grand for Adults, but terrific if your with your Grandkids! Very inexpensive, $3 for adults....my ice cream bar was $3.50!

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's conveniently located right by the playgrounds and cafe, so if you need to wait for the next train you have lots to do! Tickets are cash only (but there's an ATM), and it costs very little to experience this 25 min ride. It's definitely catered to kids, adults should probably not expect too much of seeing any breathtaking scenery.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I had a lot of fun riding the train around the park. I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of the young staff. They did a great job of keeping the riders and the people in the park safe.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Tix go fast and are cash only. Train isn't covered but mostly goes along tree line so you have decent shade. At least in the morning. The breeze makes this a good option in the summer.

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