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Brackenridge Park

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Address: 3700 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone Number:
+1 210-207-7275
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

You'll never lack for something to do in San Antonio's largest park. Its...

You'll never lack for something to do in San Antonio's largest park. Its grounds contain the San Antonio Zoo, a carousel, skyride, the Japanese Tea Gardens, a golf course, and playground.

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Lovely park, with great little train.

We went to the park so we could visit the adjacent Japanese Gardens, but found the park to be an added bonus, good parking and the little train does a full loop of the park with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wheaton Aston, United Kingdom
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Wheaton Aston, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the park so we could visit the adjacent Japanese Gardens, but found the park to be an added bonus, good parking and the little train does a full loop of the park with many stops available.

Thank Barlotti57
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walking/running trail and it leads to the Japanese sunken tea gardens which is also free of charge.

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San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little piece of paradise nestled in the middle of the city. The park is divided into themes the most popular being the Japanese tea garden. There is water galore here, and it all comes from an under ground aquifer. There are ducks, geese, cranes, even a few fishermen on the banks here. It's hard to believe all this started... More 

Thank dannyg804
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often stop by here when we are at the zoo. Its very scenic and quite peaceful. It could be better maintained but that can be said for a lot of outdoor places.

Thank Tim W
Massillon, Ohio
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park and walking path is the he perfect place to spend a Spring vacation day! Although it was a weekday, Brackenridge Park was filled with folks of all ages. Many people were spending their lunch hours in the open air, walking or picnicing. The park is clean and trim. Walking along the river, we could see kayakers, water-boarders, and... More 

Thank jbach1021
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a great time visiting Brackenridge Park. We probably only saw a fraction of the park. We were fortunate to be able to ride on the Zoo Eagle Train to see some of the park. We also toured the Japanese sunken gardens. We would love to come here again to see the zoo and the botanical garden. San... More 

Thank GoVols79
San Antonio, Texas
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405 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love Spring picnics in the park and feeding the ducks or taking a book to read and soaking up some sun on a lazy afternoon. Best to visit the park Monday-Friday, as weekends can be really crazy busy and loud. Stay closer to the main area. The side streets can get a little "iffy" with stray visitors.

Thank TallyHoHoHo
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017

First off, this park is huge. I didn't get to see all of it on my first visit. There was great access to the San An river. There's a lovely, quiet pathway with the occasional group of people fishing on the river. The people were very, very friendly! I ended up seeing turtles and cats (which is great.) And all... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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384 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Each time I visit this city, I must go to Brackenridge Park. It's such a lovely place to just wind down and enjoy the afternoon. I highly recommend spending some time here!

Thank Massdane
Gales Ferry
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We went to the park twice in our 5 days here. Nice to walk around. Excellent municipal golf course on the site-they weren't busy on a Monday afternoon in March so I played and my wife rode along and played caddy. Wonderful park with some trails and a train that circumvents a portion of the park for kids of all... More 

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