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Abilene Zoo

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Address: 2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
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325-673-WILD
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wonderful place!

We visit the zoo everytime we come to Abilene to visit family! Our boys absolutely love it! The new giraffe exhibit is wonderful!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
little4507
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McDonough, Georgia
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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit the zoo everytime we come to Abilene to visit family! Our boys absolutely love it! The new giraffe exhibit is wonderful!

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Thank little4507
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to take the grandkids to the zoo they love feeding the giraffes and going to the fish pond. Great fun

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Thank Naomi M
Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love our zoo! So great for all ages. Our granddaughters have season passes and are enrolled in Zoo camp each year. The new giraffe exhibit is the best. There is a merry go round and a little train that goes all around the zoo. Such a happy place. A must see when you are in Abilene!

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Thank skrskelley1
Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No one will mistake this zoo for the one in St. Louis, Washington D.C., or San Diego but for a town the size of Abilene it is first rate. The kids will particularly enjoy the giraffes up close and personal! Also don't miss feeding the fish on the pond. The fish pile on top of each other to get the... More 

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Thank Jeff J
Mulberry, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well designed zoo. The animals have lovely enclosures and the new giraffe attraction was fabulous . Even though it was very hot the day we were there and some of the larger animals were not willing to come out, there was still plenty to see. Plenty of places to sit in the shade. well worth the... More 

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Thank 565Julie
Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing zoo for the town the size of Abilene. The new giraffe exhibit is one of the best I have seen. Well worth a stop.

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Thank Texastraveler3633
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Abilene Zoo is not a huge zoo by any means but it's big enough! They have been adding exhibits and attractions to keep it modernized. We love our visits and my grandchildren have a blast on the Carousel, train ride, and feeding the fish and ducks in the small lake. It's makes for a great afternoon visit!

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Thank TLHeat
Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I have gone to the Abilene zoo several time over the years and have always enjoyed the experience. The place is always clean and the animals are well presented.

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Thank confusedtraveler2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I have visited the San Diego Zoo, Houston Zoo, San Antonio Zoo and the Austin Zoo....San Diego being out of the ballpark, but Abilene's Zoo is the sweetest. It is a small zoo with a lot of heart. The habitats are always being updated and mostly very nice. You can spend a pleasant two hours strolling with your children and... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Don't expect a massive Zoo like what you see in big cities. It's small but still has the excitement of seeing the animals. We are fortunate to have a Zoo in a place as small as Abilene. The lions looks a little mangy but they are also probably very old. It's worth the trip to go if you live here,... More 

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