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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)
512/478-8286
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Ranked #53 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Traveler Description: The Zilker Zephyr Mini Train Zilker Zephyr is a great way to see the Ziker Metropolitan Park . The prices are $2.00 for children and $3.00 for... more »
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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A fun activity for a nice sunny day. Kids enjoyed the short train ride (20 mins - it runs on the hour) and afterward there is a nice park nearby. You can also take a short walk to Lou Neff point along Barton Creek to see a great view of the city. Kids enjoyed seeing the fish and turtles.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Ok, so I lived in the area and had my friend's kids. They were all tired out from playing in the park so we 'took the train'. For two kids that love trains this was the greatest thing that could ever happen to them. They wpent the entire time waving to people walking faster than we were riding and were... More

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