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Austin Zoo

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Address: 10807 Rawhide Trl, Austin, TX 78736-2716
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+1 512-288-1490
09:30 - 18:00
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Zoo in Austin featuring many animals.

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Pretty Good Zoo, Nothing Special

Our family went because we were in Austin. It is smaller than most zoos, but still had some good animals. It is a rescue zoo, and there was a nice collection of animals. There... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Beaumont, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

First of all, I am anti-zoo in so many ways. I hate seeing animals caged up, and kept just for our viewing pleasure. HOWEVER, the Austin zoo takes in rescue animals only! They don't go out and remove a baby from it's momma just so you can look at it. They truly care for animals, and either rehabilitate and release,... More 

Thank Glenna C
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The place was busy. Staff was courteous and efficient. They had some impressive animals. A lot of the animals were not available to see. Still a fun day.

Thank Hbd2014
Beaumont, Texas
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It's hard to keep this zoo in context and not compare it to other, more commercial zoos. This is closer to being a very nice petting zoo, and for what it is, it's too expensive. I understand that the money helps save animals, so I tried not to be upset about it, but it cost us $52 for five of... More 

Thank knnorman
Beaumont, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Our family went because we were in Austin. It is smaller than most zoos, but still had some good animals. It is a rescue zoo, and there was a nice collection of animals. There were bees everywhere though which was annoying. There were lions, tigers, snakes, wolves, and foxes. There were also kangaroo, but his exhibit was closed. All in... More 

Thank theflash1021
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Not your typical zoo it's smaller than most zoos you probably spend 2 hrs and see all the animals. Most of the animals during my visit were out which made it nice, they have a train which takes a small 15 min ride you see a little bit of the animals mostly it's just woods and a little view of... More 

Thank Jibarra8
Austin, United States
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a really nice, small zoo. Great for kids. Off the beaten path a little in an interesting area of Austin. Nice gift shop.

Thank samuelmJ3760IV
Chesterfield, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Family friendly. Great for kids. Many animals that you are close enough to really see. All animals are rescue animals which makes you feel good to help out. Talk and laugh with a group of parrots, many lions and tigers, a huge Yorkshire hog and a ride a barrel of monkeys. Great for walking on shaded paths and wooden decks... More 

Thank Bob_Tonnies
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fun afternoon and a nice walk. small railroad ride was fun too. The wild animals that are all uncaged are cool as well.

Thank Jackdes
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had a nice time to see the animals you can feed sheep coats.Saw tiger Loins monkeys pigs and the normal But the Kangaroo was not there.THIS IS A SELF FUNDING PLACE not bad at all

West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

In England we have world famous zoos, this is not in that category BUT it is charming. It houses rescued animals so do not go expecting the range of animals you normally see in a zoo. It's basic, but the animals look well cared for. As it's non profit making the money obviously goes on the animals and not the... More 

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