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Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Just across from the Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX (South Austin)
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Ranked #56 of 184 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Outdoors
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Owner description: Free ride for children on a miniature train that encircles Zilker Park.

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Plano, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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North Richland Hills, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice mini train to take and check out the park. The cost cheap, around $15 for a family of four. It's a fun relaxing way to see Zilker Park.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Funny, I saw a lot of BIG kids on this little train ride. Oops! I was one of them....riding with 4 kiddo's age 2-6. Fun times down at Zilker Park! I remember riding the train when I was a little one, and even though the train doesn't seem as big as it used to, it still was a fun thing... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

One employee working, I asked her if she was the only one working and she blatantly ignored me. She left a line waiting at the front of the ticket station without any explination. We just stood there in the heat not knowing what was going on. After calling an empty booth we all left ( I myself represented my entire... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I visited Zilker Park in Austin on a weekday morning with my 2 year old. He loves trains so that was the first stop. The Zilker Miniature Train runs every hour on the hour but it is advisable to get your ticket at least about 20-30 minutes before it's departure time. The cost is about $2 for children and $3... More

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Fulshear, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The kids love taking the Zilker Zephyr whenever we go to Austin. On one of the turns, mainly in the morning, there is a really cool guy playing his guitar and singing kid appropriate songs as the train passes...the kids love him! Train ride is $2 per kid, $3 per adult.

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The kids do not ride for free. But its still worth the money. Kids loved the train ride, houston needs one of these.

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