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Abilene Zoo

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Address: 2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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We have been to a lot of zoos throughout the state and also up into Canada. The recent changes bring even more natural environments and more is in the works. Frequent live music... read more

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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been to a lot of zoos throughout the state and also up into Canada. The recent changes bring even more natural environments and more is in the works. Frequent live music shows give a combination of a show along with the zoo critters who put on their own shows. Feed the fish and be amazed at the fascinating... More 

Thank 890nilsd
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent small zoo. They do have extra things for chiidren to do throughout the year. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful!!!

Thank Kyan K
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was so disappointed in the zoo. These kids traveled over 4 hours round trip on a school bus to spend 2.5 hours looking at all small animals. The reptile enclosure was great but that's about it. There are quite a few birds but no large animals. There were lots of empty habitats. It was a total bust. I went... More 

Thank Mardi Y
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My kids are now 10 and 8 and they never get tired of going to the zoo. We go several times each year. They have a lot to look at and it's a nice zoo. Plus with the paddle boats and park nearby, it makes for a great family day.

Thank Susan S
Abilene, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There isn't as much to look at compared to a few other zoo's we have went to recently. The giraffes were cool as close to them as you can get. It was kinda expensive and everything in the gift shop was really expensive. Feed your kids being you go so they don't want anything while there.

Thank Jeff T
Abilene, Texas
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8 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Abilene Zoo is great for Abilene! Not a lot to do here and the zoo keeps updating and adding on. It's great for kids, they love it. Not the best zoo I've ever been to, but it's good. Granted, $4 for 3 pieces of lettuce to feed the giraffes is a little pricey, but they do have to make... More 

Thank 647maryjr
Abilene, Texas
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While the Abilene Zoo may not be the largest or fanciest, it is surprisingly nice for a town this size. Several exhibits are small and dated, but they are endeavoring to upgrade the exhibit habitats. They are adding some new animals such as the newest, the sloth. They routinely have festivals and celebrations which make it fun, and they have... More 

Thank davebr60
Abilene, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Zoo, up close and personal with the animals. Not overly crowded. Easy parking. Great park for the kids. All the animals are out and moving around.

Thank richardpX9642RH
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to dozens of zoos around the country and I think this is one of the best for young families! It has a train, carousel, paddle boats and many great animal exhibits! It is big enough to be interesting but not too big for little ones to walk around! Plus the price is very reasonable! We live in Lubbock... More 

Thank Ksh27
Wichita Falls, TX
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Privileged to share the zoo with some great military personnel! Our first visit to the zoo, but not our last. Outstanding zoo the city of Abilene can be proud of. Many indoor and outdoor exhibits. Took appox. 2 hrs. to see everything, but we took our time and enjoyed all areas. Many kids that day and it's always fun to... More 

Thank Larry C

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