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“Very Cool!”

Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Ranked #39 of 349 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

So cool to see the 1.5 million bats emerge from under the bridge at dusk. I recommend standing under the bridge rather than on it. Then you are looking up at the still-light sky for contrast, rather than looking against the dark river. They come out on only one side, so follow the crowd. We waited a long time, didn’t come out till 8:45, almost dark!

Thank Becky8910
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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