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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Austin bridge is where nearly 1.5 million bats live.
Cumming, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“BATS”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

unbelievable!! when they say millions of bats it is millions of bats.. it took about 10mins for all of them come out and the smell a must if your in Austin

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Great Bat Show!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I recommend seeing the bat show. It's starts around sun down, for us that was 7:30 pm but it varys each evening so arrive early. Thousands of bats take flight and head into the night for a feast of insects. Parking is free at the Austin American-Statesman newspaper parking lot (they have a sign and special bat parking area), they also provide a nice grassy area so you can watch the bats emerge. Very educational and a marvel to behold.

Visited August 2013
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Mabank, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The bats are super neat to watch............... Thousands of them!!
foot traffic on and near the bridge was very crowded, so be careful driving or walking. This is a MUST see when you go to Austin!!!!!!

Visited August 2013
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Luray, Virginia
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Got to the bridge just in time to see them emerge. We didn't have a perfect spot but the most amazing part was seeing the cloud of bats heading out in the distance. A must see!

Visited June 2013
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Fort Worth
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“Cool Bat Show”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We watched the bats several nights from our hotel. It was amazing watching the 1.5 million bats head out to feed. Did you know that these bats eat over 17,000 pounds of insects every night?

Visited August 2013
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