Didn't expect this to be as big as it was. Watched from the bridge and the sight was amazing; esp watching the swarms long after they left us off in the Austin sky.
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About Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
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We arrived about 8 pm and found free parking in a lot by the bridge. There was plenty of room to stand by the rail on the bridge and observe the bats coming out for the night. It's worth the time and effort to view...More
One of my favorite things we did on our trip to Austin was watching the bats depart for the night while on the Congress Ave Bridge. At about 8:20 hundreds of people line the bridge to watch the bats. The view is amazing! Lots of...More
The bats migrate here in the Summer and fly out just before sunset. People line the bridge and an observing area or take a tour boat to watch the masses of bats sworm out from under the bridge. it was spectacular.
This is a must see!! Free and conveniently on the main bridge entering Austin. Just finding a parking spot is the hardest thing to do. At around 8:20-8:30 I would arrive the bats begin randomly at sunset. I would stand at the end of the...More
We've been to see the Austin Bats several times. July is the perfect time to go! We've been and haven't seen a single bat before. But when we went in July we saw millions. It's truly an amazing experience and one you can only experience...More
WE heard so much about the Austin Bats and that the view would be good on a boat on the lake under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Well if the bats are your only concern i think just standing on the Bridge for FREE is a...More