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Abilene Zoo

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Address: 2070 Zoo Lane, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602
Phone Number: 325-673-WILD
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Great Zoo & Family Place

We have a family membership and go to the Zoo several times during the year. The train is great and the kids just love it. This is a super nice zoo for the size of Abilene, TX.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Abilene, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have a family membership and go to the Zoo several times during the year. The train is great and the kids just love it. This is a super nice zoo for the size of Abilene, TX.

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Thank horserider2016
Abilene, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Parking is free and the admission is also very reasonably priced. They have an exhibit where you can feed giraffes which is just awesome. My daughters love the reptiles and Texas exhibits. It's also nice that there's a nice park and even a splash pad within walking distance. We've gone to all of them in the same day which you... More 

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Thank irshgrl64
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this zoo, and have a family membership. I take my toddler a few times each week and love how varied the zoo is, while still being "small" enough to easily navigate without being overwhelmed. We could easily go see the "gafs" (giraffes) or any animal quickly if my toddler requests, without having to haul around a huge location.... More 

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Thank Jamie C
Edmond, Oklahoma
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very hot in the summertime, so much so we did not stay long. But it is a nice zoo for a small city like Abilene.

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Thank Travelmore501
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For a small zoo it was okay. The down side is we went around 10 o'clock and that seems to be the time they clean all cages so most of the animal were in the cages and we didn't see them. So definitely go after 10 okay.

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Plymouth, California
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took our grandson who is four. We had a great time, very interesting place. Staff was informative and just plain great. Answered every question we asked. Giraffes really got to our grandson, he loved them. All other animals and birds were fun too and healthy. Spent two hours there and our grandson and us had a very fun day. Next... More 

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Thank tuleboy
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an awesome zoo! It is the perfect size to walk around with little ones and has a great variety of animals. Everything is well maintained as well. Great way to spend an hour or two.

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Thank ccwal713
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family went to the zoo over Easter at the beginning of the season unfortunately the giraffe exhibit wasn't open but what they have done is amazing the zoo was well laid out where you can see domestic and conserved wildlife all at once. The pathways are always clear you can get close enough to the animals to really enjoy... More 

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Thank Vicki P
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Abilene zoo is a very nice zoo the lay out is simple and not huge compared to other zoos I've been at . ( San Diego ) it's about a 1-3 hour walk depending on speed and who you take I've been 3 different times and each time it's been a great experience .

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Thank Dustin K
Abilene, Texas, United States
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abilene Zoo has great features and great animals. You can feed giraffes (and maybe get a kiss), see baby jaguars, hear the lions roar from anywhere on the campus, and explore local animals like prairie dogs as well. I have been there many times, and the last time was for a wedding reception we were recording. I am amazed... More 

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