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Address: 10807 Rawhide Trl, Austin, TX 78736-2716
Phone Number: 512 288 1490
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Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.

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Zoo With the Kids

My husband and I traveled to the Austin Zoo this weekend out with the kids. They had a blast. The train ride was great, as well, passing through the trees and looking across miles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DestanyandSebas... P
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Tyler, Texas
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Austin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are used to and desire a big city zoo experience, this will not do it for you. The Austin Zoo is a quaint, well meaning but half hearted attempt to display animals in captivity. For sure there are some interesting animals on display. The monkey related species, goats, a couple of big cat varieties, pigs and some birds... More 

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Thank Harry N
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids love coming here. It's not your typical zoo and that's what makes it great. So much more interaction with the animals and it's great to know that these animals have been rescued, not captured just for us to look at. We go all the time. Fun family day activity for sure!

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Thank 6breckels
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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133 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small easy zoo to visit with an amazing array of rescued animals. For you Pokémon people there are tons of PokeStops and lots of Poemons. Feed the goats...have fun...

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Thank Equity007
Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled to the Austin Zoo this weekend out with the kids. They had a blast. The train ride was great, as well, passing through the trees and looking across miles of beautiful hillside country. Beware of the bees. And if you need a place to cool down the reptile area is the best.

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Thank DestanyandSebas... P
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very average as small zoos go. Easy to see with toddlers but could use some work and the variety of animals is lacking. We went in the fall for the "Boo at the Zoo event . Kids could dress up... Cute idea but the execution lacking. Puppet show was just creepy and not in a good way. Reminded me of... More 

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Thank ginabutcher55
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I took my family here on a Saturday morning. We arrived right when the zoo opened and were some of the first people inside the zoo. We basically had the whole place to ourselves walking around and enjoying the animals. The zoo is small but they have a big variety of animals from all over the world. My daughter enjoyed... More 

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Thank brandyb272016
Arlington, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Small zoo but very clean. Animals look like they are well cared for. My daughter had alot of fun. You can feed some of the animals (food is cheap) and we even caught an alligator feeding. They have a train that you can buy tickets for and it takes you on a little trip of the area with some excellent... More 

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Thank tsaraccay
Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The Austin Zoo is a good place to take the family for an outing while you are in the city. It is not fancy or extra special but it offers a good variety of animals on display to the public.

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Thank buffalojim67
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We loved the zoo. The boys liked feeding and petting some of the animals. Tne peacocks and chickens running around free was really cool. We had a great time. The little train ride was fun too.

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Thank Ccwidmer
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is a good family fun thing to do with your kids who have a short attention span. It can be done in about an hour. They have a little train, that's a lot of fun. Not fun in the summer heat, but fall and spring are lovely times to visit.

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