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Abilene Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Quaint lil zoo

Not bad for a city the size of Abilene. Actually surprised to find a zoo here. Cheap, family... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Abilene, Texas
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Abilene Zoo Trip

This was our fourth trip to the Abilene zoo, my son loves it! The zoo is not due big or is it too... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Iliana L
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  • Average9%
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“train ride”(22 reviews)
“perfect size”(11 reviews)
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2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad for a city the size of Abilene. Actually surprised to find a zoo here. Cheap, family attraction. Decent amount of animals, exhibits.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank snsniff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our fourth trip to the Abilene zoo, my son loves it! The zoo is not due big or is it too small, I feel that they have just the right amount of animals. The staff is very friendly and is always eager to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Iliana L
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Took my nephews to this zoo. We all enjoyed it very much. It's not a big zoo, but it was still nice. I will be coming back.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Steph8626
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We have long had membership to the Abilene zoo and it’s a great gift to give or receive. This zoo is a great size for a few hours out with my 4 year old and he loves riding the zoo train as a special treat....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jamiecP4596HW
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Abilene Zoo on our road trip for the first time and we were pleased. Lots of great animals to see. Kids can feed the ducks and fish for 25 cents. Cafe was good but pretty expensive - $8 for a cheese burger....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank matthewv890
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed going to the Abilene Zoo. It’s exhibits are nice, they are always working to add and improve areas, and the animals look well taken care of. The flamingos are wonderful and the giraffe landing is fun. There’s a carasol and small kiddie train....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine P
Reviewed December 15, 2018

I was surprised by the amount of exhibit. Very clean and friendly place with no waiting anywhere on a hot summer's day. I'd recommend it for a family outing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank A D
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We visited this zoo while we were on a road trip through Texas. We had planned to visit the zoo before we started our trip. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the facilities and the variety of the animals there. My nieces (8...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KB_222014
Reviewed November 27, 2018

This is a very nice little zoo. It's not very big - you can see everything in about 2 to 3 hours - but it's well maintained and pretty diverse. The exhibits make it easy to see the animals and they appear well cared for....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lionfan91
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Had a nice visit with family while on a Texas roadtrip. Cute little zoo. Giraffe exhibit was terrific. A little pricey for a 2 hour excursion though. Glad we went but wouldn't come back.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charlene K
August 25, 2018|
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Response from Jambia1998 | Reviewed this property |
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Last admittance at 4 p.m. Every Thurs. June–August, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Last admittance at 8 p.m.
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Abileneartist | Reviewed this property |
There is a snack bar.
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Sorry, I am not for sure. You can contact them or check out their web site.