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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
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US$70.00*
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Austin Bat Watching Bike Tour
Ranked #31 of 284 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Austin bridge is where nearly 1.5 million bats live.
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Curious and interesting moment we spent on that bridge waiting for the bats to show up! almost 90 min for less than 10 min of "glory"... i recommend, not everyday you can see thousands of those animals flying around you

Thank mayrajohan
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Get here an hour before sunset and be on the east side of the bridge. There is a walkway under the bridge toward the east. A bit over rated....

Thank Gini433
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

It was an interesting experience being on the bridge with 1.5 million tiny bats flying below me. The bats themselves are very small. I was expecting these giant bats with 4 ft wingspans, but these bats had a wingspan of maybe 6 inches. On the day we went, the sun set at around 8:47pm and the bats started flying a few minutes after.

Thank Desco_Fresh
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Unfortunately the bats decided to stay home the night we went. We waited and waited but it never happened. There were a few bats flying around but not the mass exodus we've heard about. That was a bit disappointing but they are wild creatures though that don't necessary stick to the "performance schedule". Cool hang though. We meant some very nice folks.

Thank MATTHIAS K
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Austin for the first time. We kept hearing about the bats at this bridge and decided to see this anomaly. We stayed there for an hour or two at sunset and well after waiting for these bata to emerge. It was pretty crowded on the bridge with people waiting to see these bats. If you haven't figured it out yet.. the bats never came out. We saw a few flying right under the bridge but there was no emergence of hundreds of bats like we heard there would be. We heard some people saying this happens sometimes after a heavy rain. It had just rained that day or the day before. There is also a spot under the bridge you can look up at the bats if they fly out. I did see a few but they fly so fast you can barely see them unless a lot fly out at once. I would probably do it again if I go back to Austin and hope for a better outcome.

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