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San Antonio Zoo Eagle Train

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Address: 3903 North Saint Mary's Street, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX 78212 (Formerly Brackenridge Eagle Miniature Train)
Phone Number: (210) 734-7184 ext. 1907
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5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Activities: Hiking
Description: There are two things just about every child in San Antonio has done...
There are two things just about every child in San Antonio has done — visited Brackenridge Park and taken a ride on the Brackenridge Eagle Miniature Train. It'll take you on a scenic tour of the park, so you can rest your feet and enjoy the ride. It is also one of the longest miniature train rides in the world, covering 3.2 miles of track and taking guests to many stops around the park such as the zoo, sunken gardens, and the Witte Museum.
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quaint, throwback

I have loved this since I was a little girl. Engineers are awesome, beautiful scenery, fun for kids of all ages. Longer than any other mini train I have ever ridden, love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
bjames1166
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have loved this since I was a little girl. Engineers are awesome, beautiful scenery, fun for kids of all ages. Longer than any other mini train I have ever ridden, love hearing that clickety clack of the rails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This park was my favorite place to go as a kid! Now it was my turn to share it with our daughter, she loved it as much as I do! The zoo is still as awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

So nice guy in the train explain the places there , it was a good tour with all family .. i loved the cats zone and the amazing trees 😌

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Bedford, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We took the train with our 6 & 8 year old boys, as our whole family loves train rides! The scenery in Brackenridge Park is really lovely, and it's nice to get on and off the train at its stops. We visited the Japanese Tea Garden and took a good hike before getting back on board for our return trip.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Right by the San Antonio Zoo, this train, not a tiny one but not a huge full-scale train, is a perfect size for children. The adults can ride too and the price is perfectly reasonable. Be sure to stop for a pic by the train before or after your ride. The conductor is fine with this!

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SAN ANTONIO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The train is a nice ride, especially for younger kids. It takes you around Brackenridge Park and is very comfortable.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My boys are 19 and 23 but we still have to ride the train when we visit the zoo. It is a 20 minute train ride through the heavily wooded park crossing the San Antonio river twice. There are stops at the Wittier Museum and Kiddie Land. You are allowed to rebound the train and continue your ride after visiting... More 

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Bulverde, Texas
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152 reviews 152 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lots of simple history of South Texas area, artwork of early artists, and insight to regional industries.

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Houston, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The train ride was the highlight of the trip to San Antonio with my grandsons. The only problem - we got off at the Japanese Gardens and the wait to go back to the start would not be more than 15 minutes. We waited for 30 minutes and then the train was full and we decided to walk back to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Brackenridge Park Eagle Miniature Train is located in Brackenridge Park. Though Brackenridge Park is located in the center of San Antonio the park is reasonably wooded and has a peaceful rural ambience. The San Antonio River lazily courses through the park and the train crosses the river twice. The track is three plus miles round. By rail, the train... More 

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