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“This is a zoo?”

Spring River Park and Zoo
Austin, TX
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“This is a zoo?”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

I mean, i get it's free I shouldn't complain, but it was just bad. I've been to small town zoo's before and they were better than this.

Visited April 2012
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English first
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good, child friendly”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

This zoo isn't large, but it is nice for a stroll where you get to see some cool animals for free. It is connected to a good size park with a playground (that had many kids the whole time we were there). Loved the gorgeous peacocks, the black bear and the owl in particular.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Bellemaman29
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Hanahan, SC
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96 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Pretty Darn Good”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Free, uncrowded, and overall pretty decent. Do NOT expect a major metropolitan zoo, but it's a very nice morning event. Probably best enjoyed in nice weather....better for people and the animals, who tend to be more active.

Visited June 2011
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2 Thank John H
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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“nice”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

This was nice to get to walk through and it has a park for the kids to run even more energy off. The best thing about it is that it is free. The animals were very cute and fun.

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank fl088-88
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New England, North Dakota
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

We spent a lovely afternoon here--in fact, we stayed for so long that we barely had time to run through the Roswell Museum and Art Center before it closed (what little we saw looked great) and completely missed Alien Zone, which had sounded like fun. But our big kids still like animals and the outdoors best, and so the zoo won the day. It's not modern, it's not fancy, and it's almost certainly not a PC "biopark"--just an old-style, small zoo. But the staff were friendly, the animals are cared for and were easy to see and get close to, the variety was surprising, and the setting and atmosphere were relaxing and lowkey. It's obviously popular with local families; many children and parents appeared as soon as school let out. (The zoo is in a park which also has a pond and a playground.) What will you see? Prairie dogs, bison, llamas (hike to the far corner of the park to find them), goats, peacocks, ring-tailed lemurs, miniature horses, foxes, snakes, owls, eagles, bobcats ... and more. We went in winter so the concession stand, carousel, and mini train were closed, but the bathrooms were open so we were fine.

Visited February 2012
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