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Austin Zoo

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10807 Rawhide Trl, Austin, TX 78736-2716
+1 512-288-1490
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not as good as expected

This is an ok attractions, you need transportation to get there and it is not too big, they have a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JorgeNorway
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Sarpsborg, Norway
Accurate expectations = Enjoyable morning!

While temporarily living in Austin this month, I decided to visit the Austin Zoo, but before I went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathie M
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Houston, Texas
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Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“train ride” (37 reviews)
“rescued animals” (27 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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10807 Rawhide Trl, Austin, TX 78736-2716
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+1 512-288-1490
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"animal sanctuary"
in 34 reviews
"train ride"
in 37 reviews
"rescued animals"
in 27 reviews
"non profit"
in 19 reviews
"big cats"
in 18 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
in 6 reviews
"buy food to feed"
in 5 reviews
"rescue facility"
in 4 reviews
"bear cubs"
in 4 reviews
"picnic area"
in 8 reviews
"hill country views"
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"small train"
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"beautiful peacocks"
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"concession stand"
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"few hours"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an ok attractions, you need transportation to get there and it is not too big, they have a nice train, that goes around but it was sort of disappointing that they do not bread the animals to expand their number, that was not...More

Thank JorgeNorway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While temporarily living in Austin this month, I decided to visit the Austin Zoo, but before I went I did a little research. My daughter told me not to expect much, because I am used to the very sophisticated Houston Zoo, and the Austin Zoo...More

Thank Kathie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have gone here many times. Its small, the rescued animals are well cared for. This is not supposed to be a big city Zoo. Fun for whole family!

Thank Faith S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being located so close to my home I regularly visit this place and have a membership. This is not an AZA-accredited zoo but a rescue animal facility. It is situated in a hill country setting and nested under live oak trees. It is small, but...More

Thank Homestyle68
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn’t compare to bigger zoos but fun place to spend a couple hours and reasonable. Often available on a Groupon. We usually pack a lunch with snacks and drinks but there is a concession stand. Small train ride perfect for the toddlers and some...More

Thank Connie A
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There was a Groupon so we decided to check it out and we we're surprised. It's a great little rescue zoo that allows you to get great close up looks. They have tons of monkey's, wolves, foxes, birds, giant turtles, lions, etc. The snow cones...More

Thank Lauren P
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

It was obvious that the staff's #1 priority is the animals. It was clear that they are making a lot of effort in giving the animals toys and the best possible cage space that they can. Animal comfort comes above people comfort and I appreciate...More

Thank wannago2
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

It's a little off the beaten path and it can't compete with other major zoos in terms of size, but the Austin Zoo is a great place to spend a few hours. The zoo serves as a sanctuary as opposed to a profit oriented business....More

Thank rglaze2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is a rescue zoo. Wild animals, birds and reptiles that have been surrendered or animals from other parts of the world found running wild in the USA.

Thank Dudley H
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with wife, son, his wife, and two grandsons-2 1/2 and 6 mos. Clearly a non-profit though seems funds are put to good use as a rescue zoo. Visited Bear cubs...now 4 yrs old rescued from Oregon when just weeks old. Good discussion from keepers...More

Thank Scott M
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cglm2016
16 March 2018|
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Response from Boyette N | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and there were birthday parties allowed on some areas.
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Pamela G F
3 April 2017|
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No outside animals allowed inside. It is on their website and a sign before you entered.
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Response from RICHARD g | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not not I should think so Have a nice time
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