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“Worth visiting”
Review of Austin Zoo

Austin Zoo
Ranked #40 of 330 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This was a small zoo but the collection of animals was pretty good. You will see some color ful birds and some big cats also many peacocks dancing their way to glory. Take kids along for this delightful experience!

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We love visiting this zoo, the animals are happy in large spaces, fresh water and the staff are helpful and knowledgable. I love that all these animals are rescued, the way all zoo's should be.

Thank Funlovincanadian
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Don't expect a ton out of it, but it's a really cute zoo and in random setting ! Less commercialized than the standard Zoo's that I'm used to. Can't beat the price. It's a rescue zoo and some of the animals come from bad situations. very sad, but happy they have a place to call home.

Thank bbymommy
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Many reviewers seem disappointed in the look of the zoo and the fact that it just sits on dirt. Well, it is a rescue zoo that I assume runs off of donations. I doubt paving paths is a high priority when you are in the business of rescuing animals. It was a bit dusty when we were there, but not unbearable. I do think the name is misleading. It should just be called Austin Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. The "zoo" part does not really fit. We went with a 5 and an 8 year old. This was a good place for that age group. My kids enjoyed the lion, as he was very vocal. The goat petting zoo was fun for them. Their is a trainride for an additional fee ($2, i think). The kids liked it. This is not a fancy place by any means, but it is an enjoyable place for kids to see wildlife. Check ahead of time to see if there are any special events. We tried to go one time earlier last year, with our cash in hand, only to find that a special event was going on that required a lot more money. We had to leave as the front desk people would make no exceptions to let kids in at the normal price. But, we will go back, as the kids like it. We'll just be aware of when their special "we're raising money" days are happening.

Thank TexTravelChick
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Austin Zoo isn't really a zoo. There was very dirt lot. There were very few animals and it wasn't an educational experience at all. We much prefer the san Antonio Zoo is the best. For a city this size, it was a total disappointment at austin Zoo. and very dirty place so I don't recommend this zoo at all .

Thank attir a
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