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Abilene Zoo

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2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
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Very nice, we'll kept zoo.

We enjoyed strolling around this well planned zoo. The grounds were very pretty and there was quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat S
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Great variety of exhibits

This is worth a stop if passing through Abilene. The only zoo in west Texas! A highlight is the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Abilene, Texas
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“giraffe exhibit” (46 reviews)
“train ride” (22 reviews)
“splash pad” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed strolling around this well planned zoo. The grounds were very pretty and there was quite a variety of animals. It was not crowded and offered several places for seniors to seat and rest.

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth a stop if passing through Abilene. The only zoo in west Texas! A highlight is the new Giraffe exhibit. My grandchildren always want to go when in town. Their favorites are the lions, monkeys, reptile house, tiger and now the new paddle...More

Thank DeLyndaG
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve been to this zoo many times as we live here in Abilene. They have made tons of improvements lately and are still making more. It was a cute little zoo before and just keeps getting better. The giraffe exhibit is awesome but the cost...More

Thank IrishAngel9981
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The giraffe exhibit they just finished is beautiful! The train rides for kids are perfect to keep them from having to walk. I love this zoo and the staff!

Thank kgollihar5
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Clean and obviously well run, the Abilene Zoo is a spot that shouldn't be missed when you are in the area. With a carousel and a fun train to ride, it most definitely ranks up there with the larger zoos in the country.

Thank Marianne D
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time visiting the Abilene zoo while we were on a layover during a theatrical tour ... first off, all the animals that we saw seemed very happy and from what we could tell healthy in their enclosures. The zoo was also...More

Thank B1586LXchristopherl
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is my favorite zoo to take the grandchildren. It is small and not really crowded. The collection is not as large as the Ft. Worth or Dallas zoos, but this one was a much better experience. The girls loved feeding the giraffes!

Thank CharliesMom2010
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The Abilene zoo area has a great little park with an adventure park just outside. Also there is a jogging trail, a dog park, a pond you can fish in, & picnic tables with grills. The zoo itself has a neat new giraffe feeding area,...More

Thank CRNASpartan
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We love going to the Abilene Zoo! The new giraffe exhibit is absolutely amazing and you are still able to feed them which makes this zoo a big hit for many people.

Thank Emmy M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Took all of our grandkids to the Abilene Zoo. Everyone had a wonderful experience. Really like the new renovations. Great facility for a city this size, I expect it is the envy of area towns.

Thank oldblueroadking
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18 November 2015|
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Response from SmilingBig | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not for sure. You can contact them or check out their web site.
Jessica W
18 August 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Those who have already answered have given your good information. Calling the source is always the BEST way to find out. We visited on 8/8/15 and the Giraffe habitat was still undergoing reconstruction. I understand the... More