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“Cute place”
Review of Austin Zoo

Austin Zoo
Ranked #38 of 319 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.
gsfeab
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Cute place”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Little zoo but nice charm. My daughter likes it...so that's all that matters. How it ranks vs the DC, San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta Zoos I have visited...no comparison, but then again it doesn't have the money either. But it does have the animals and there are not many crowds.

Visited April 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Different than the big city Zoo experience”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Just like Austins motto of keep Austin wierd, this zoo is not your standard big city experience. For one thing, its a ways out, about 30-40 minutes from downtown. And its also privately owned vs. most zoos which are either city or non-profit owned. Finally, and this is the cool part, many of the animals are in cages or enclosures that allow a close up experience with the animal. Ever smelled a huge bear up close? If you are of a PETA bend, you might not like these grand animals in captivity but my understanding is many of them are rescue animals, taken from private owners who where not taking good care of them. They all seemed relatively happy and well taken care of, given they were not truely free in the wild.

Visited December 2011
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Bryan, Texas
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6 reviews
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“Safe and fun place to go”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

I went with my daughter in law and 6 grandchildren. It was so much fun! The kids could safely run around and not be lost. It is a small zoo with rescue animals. The kids kept finding new ones to watch. The setting is very tropical which made the temperature very comfortable on a summer day in Texas

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great experience but not your typical zoo”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Great expereince for kids to get up close and personal with animals. Also teaches them about resuce animals. Took my daughter here when she was 2 and 3. She loved it both times.

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Kyle, Texas
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Looks kinda sad.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

It's where I would take little kids because it's not such a big Zoo like the one in San Antonio. They also have birds that talk and a little train that takes you around to see trees -_-.

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