Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary, Austin, Texas

10808 Rawhide Tr, Austin, Texas 78736

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Address: 10808 Rawhide Tr, Austin, Texas 78736

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Phone: 512-288-1490
Hours: Feb-Oct: Mon-Sun 10 am - 6pm, Nov-Jan: 10 am - 5:30 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. More Info
Price: Adults (13+): $8; Children (2-12): $5; Students, Seniors & Military: $6 More Info

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Submitted by: Jamie R.

The heart's in the right place, since this operation gives help and sanctuary to wild animals.  But the ranch, turned wild animal Forever Home, would jar the sensibilities of any modern zookeeper.  There are no habitats.  There are wire cages where the saved animals pace or sit listlessly. On the Saturday that I visited, there were a cou...

Submitted by: Shannon S.

As long as you go into it knowing that it is #1 an animal sanctuary then you'll enjoy yourself.  The zoo is small and there is nothing fancy abo...

Submitted by: Heather B.

We were visiting Austin and looked up activities for us to do with our toddler.  This was a great zoo for kids her age, especially since she could super close to most of the animals (she wouldn't even have noticed some of these same animals at larger zoos, where we were further away). I'm betting that this zoo would not...

Submitted by: Katie A.

First of all, let me say that this zoo surprised me. I'm used to Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago or the Detroit Zoo, both of which are huge landscaped "pretty" places. The Austin Zoo is interesting because the focus doesn't seem to be on impressing visitors with fancy displays - it is about rescuing animals. That was really cool (and sad - who would ever have a lion as a PET?!?). It's great that these poor animals get a second chance. They all seem to be in good shape. We went on a Sunday and it wasn't too crowded, and it was a very manageable size to walk around with a toddler. The train ride was hysterical. There are old (and kind of awesomely creepy) displays on the train path (a pirate ship, a random bathtub...

Submitted by: Casey E.

First of all a lot of respect for the facility and the people who work and volunteer there, good deeds and work is always appreciated. This is not a traditional zoo and may bore adults very quickly, but it is perfect for small children. It is shaded, has a train ...

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