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Austin Zoo

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great staff

Loved that this zoo rehabilitates animals. The staff was incredible and super insightful. Zach was... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Trinity, Texas
Great small zoo rescuing animals

Not knowing that all the animals at the zoo were rescues before we arrived was a great surprise... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Canton, Georgia
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Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.
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10807 Rawhide Trl, Austin, TX 78736-2716
+1 512-288-1490
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, this is not necessarily a traditional zoo, rather it is a rescue zoo. As a result, it is not what some people who have been to the Bronx Zoo, National Zoo in DC, or San Diego Zoo might expect. That said, my son (7...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dctravel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 5 went here right before school started back after winter break and it was okay my family really enjoyed talking to rhe Cockatoos we spent a good 30 mins with them saying "hello" back and forth and playing music off our phones...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Animals have decent habitats. Some concerns for the birds with the cold snap, but heat lamps and tarps were installed. Private zoo that rescues various animals. Caring employees were glad to chat. Enjoyable hour spent.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RoseB855
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

This facility is a non-profit rescue and rehab facility. They do not do any breeding. It is a very well maintained facility and the keepers obviously love their jobs. It’s a great place to spend the day with children or grandchildren and even better one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Loved that this zoo rehabilitates animals. The staff was incredible and super insightful. Zach was particularly helpful in describing the animals and engaging with my kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Not knowing that all the animals at the zoo were rescues before we arrived was a great surprise. Feeding the goats, sheep, lamas, and deer are fun for kids and adults. You can cover the entire zoo in 90 minutes spending time at all the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SGI_Beachman
Reviewed October 25, 2018

It was a smaller scale zoo/animal sanctuary/rescue tucked in the hills of Austin. I particularly liked that the animals have names and stories of how they came to be at the zoo. It's amazing how close you can get to the animals. It was raining...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dahopk2017
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely morning with our young grandson here. I was surprised to see so many kinds of animals here, all taken in by the Austin Zoo when they needed help. It’s a small zoo, but a very fun morning! Lots of peacocks, goats,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LJMK1
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We loved this small zoo tucked off in the hills. The animals were active and the train rise came with a few surprises including beautiful views.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fredrick S
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Coolest place ever in Texas and I love to go there again and again . Next year would be different if some people might want to clean up some of the poop.

Date of experience: August 2018
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March 15, 2018|
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Response from boyetten | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and there were birthday parties allowed on some areas.
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April 2, 2017|
Response from Apanda8 | Reviewed this property |
No outside animals allowed inside. It is on their website and a sign before you entered.
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April 2, 2017|
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Response from RICHARD g | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not not I should think so Have a nice time