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San Antonio Zoo Eagle Train

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Address: 3903 N Saint Marys St, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX 78212 (Formerly Brackenridge Eagle Miniature Train)
Phone Number: +1 210-734-7184 ext. 1907
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5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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There are two things just about every child in San Antonio has done —...

There are two things just about every child in San Antonio has done — visited Brackenridge Park and taken a ride on the Brackenridge Eagle Miniature Train. It'll take you on a scenic tour of the park, so you can rest your feet and enjoy the ride. It is also one of the longest miniature train rides in the world, covering 3.2 miles of track and taking guests to many stops around the park such as the zoo, sunken gardens, and the Witte Museum.

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My child loved it.

The train ride is fun for kids and family. Has several stops and we got off at the stops to walk to the attractions near by. Kiddie park and the Japanese garden. Super nice for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 31, 2016
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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With family in from out of state, we loaded everyone up to go ride the San Antonio Eagle. Our 2 year old especially was so excited to ride. Unfortunately, upon our arrival we were told the train was closed from 4:45-6pm. This was on the Saturday evening of Thanksgiving weekend. There had been no notices posted online or at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

The train ride is fun for kids and family. Has several stops and we got off at the stops to walk to the attractions near by. Kiddie park and the Japanese garden. Super nice for kids . Highly recommended.

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Alvin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Cheap travel through the park. We actually rode twice, once to see what all was around and once to get to the tea garden after the zoo visit.

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Boerne, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Stock up your eggs and ride the train to hatch 'em all. Also there's about 10 pokestops accessible from the train, and plenty of great pokemon all along the route. Can get very crowded on weekends, you might have to wait half an hour or more. But the rest of the week there's barely any wait.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice 20 minute train ride to get an overview of Brackenridge park and at 3.50 a person a good value. It's also a good way to give your feet a rest from all the walking. It's also nice to see all the families and their children enjoy themselves during a day at the park!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We really enjoyed this train ride! It was a beautiful day, about a 20 minute ride, and 2.5 miles. The train crew were great on the tour. It was a comfortable ride. You have an option to get off at different stops and pick the train back up as they come back around. It was a neat experience we would... More 

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Helotes, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Cheap price for 15 minutes of transportation. It will take you to the Witte, a trail in Brackenridge that leads to the kids playground, one other stop after that then back to the start. Yes you can get on and off those stops if there is a seat available. It was crowded on a Tuesday afternoon. The seats are hard... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is such a fun thing to do - it can be a break from the zoo visit OR just something to do by itself. The train is cute, and takes you on a nice ride around the area (it does not take you through the zoo itself) Fun for all ages, but strollers can't go on the train (can... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

What a fun time for the holidays. We went to the "Zoo Lights" and the walked over and got over on the train, it was awesome way to spend a night during the Christmas season. It's not a long ride but very enjoyable.

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Royse City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Great for young kids. My 3 year old loves Thomas, so this was a must. It was pleasantly inexpensive. And the hubby and I enjoyed it too! It was a bit hard to hear what the conductor was saying, but he was very nice and his corny jokes were great!

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