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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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Rescue Zoo

It doesn’t compare to bigger zoos but fun place to spend a couple hours and reasonable. Often... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Connie A
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Austin, United States
Very cute rescue zoo!

There was a Groupon so we decided to check it out and we we're surprised. It's a great little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lauren P
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Chicago, Illinois
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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” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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"
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"train ride"
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"rescued animals"
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"non profit"
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"wide variety of animals"
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"buy food to feed"
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"large cats"
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"rescue facility"
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"bear cubs"
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"hill country views"
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"picnic area"
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"beautiful peacocks"
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"small train"
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"few hours"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 May 16, 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 April 28, 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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Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is not a big ticket, touristy zoo like San Diego. It has a very special mission: to rehabilitate and care for abandoned, injured, and abused wildlife. The bear feeding and talk by keeper Matt was fascinating. We also really enjoyed the monkey feeding and...More

1  Thank Penny T
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect as a rescue zoo and we were pleasantly surprised. It isn"t run like the big zoos around the world but it has lots of beautiful animals. We were there during the big animals feeding and it was great to...More

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

First, this is not a zoo in the traditional sense. However, it is a rescue center that has taken in a number of critters under various circumstances. For the nominal entry free, it is a good way to spend a few hours. I think that...More

1  Thank TyandAm
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place. We got there around noon, lunch time. Most the animals were up and moving and eating. I loved that they bring in these animals that need love and a home.

Thank Becky B
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cglm2016
March 15, 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
April 2, 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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