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Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train

2100 Barton Hills Dr, Zilker Park, Just across from the Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX 78704-4656
+1 512-478-8286
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No longer a free ride. Still a nice ride!

We were here on a cold sunny winter afternoon. The train was going once an hour on the hour (it may... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Monique G
via mobile
Nostalgic ride is perfect for a sunny afternoon!

Traveling with our friend in a wheelchair can be a challenge, but the train conductor was perfectly... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Mommydoe
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Free ride for children on a miniature train that encircles Zilker Park.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“barton springs” (12 reviews)
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2100 Barton Hills Dr, Zilker Park, Just across from the Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX 78704-4656
South Austin
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+1 512-478-8286

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We were here on a cold sunny winter afternoon. The train was going once an hour on the hour (it may go more frequent in summer, not sure). We paid $3 for an adult, $2 for a kid. The trip goes to the other side...More

Thank Monique G
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Traveling with our friend in a wheelchair can be a challenge, but the train conductor was perfectly accommodating and helpful. The day was getting hot for hiking, so we decided to take a ride! The train track is shaded for almost the entire route, and...More

Thank Mommydoe
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Yes, another Tuesday on Rails!!! today is the Zephyr...runs hourly on the hour...open cars packed with families and moms with little people...staff is cordial...train and grounds are neat (staff scooping mud up from the just ended rains)...a classic single track with end loops and the...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great little trip and ride. Visited in late June. We were staying in downtown Austin. My three year old son wanted us to go on the train two days in a row. The people were friendly and it was very inexpensive. Train leaves on the...More

Thank FPiers
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I would say that most kiddos 100 and below like trains ... and this one is special. It will take you around the park for just a few bucks, 20min of sightseeing, going through tunnels, waving at passerby's, getting smiles, enjoying views .... and chu-chu-chu,...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth the 45 min car ride to watch my son's delight with the 20 min train ride. I actually think I had more fun than he did, though! The train moved along faster than I expected and the views were great.

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Great plan to share with kids and go around the Zikler park. It's a very nice experience and totally recomendable for kids and family

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

A great little train located in Barton Springs are of Zilker Park. Kids of all ages will enjoy the 20 minute train ride around the park that hugs the springs, through the park, and around the outskirts of Zilker Park.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

We rode the train just to get a glimpse of the park beyond the streets and trails. It was an o.k. experience, and we saw workers setting up for the Tail of Lights (Christmas. But it was great fun for the little kids on the...More

Thank capitollover
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The Zilker zephyr train was the destination for our family of two grandparents, one parent and two 3-year-olds. Just a wonderful bonus that it's located in Zilker Park with all of the other things the park has to offer. On our day, the train wasn't...More

Thank timebes
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