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Abilene Zoo

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Address: 2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
Phone Number:
325-673-WILD
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Small Town Zoo

Don't expect a massive Zoo like what you see in big cities. It's small but still has the excitement of seeing the animals. We are fortunate to have a Zoo in a place as small as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Corteney A
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Abilene, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't expect a massive Zoo like what you see in big cities. It's small but still has the excitement of seeing the animals. We are fortunate to have a Zoo in a place as small as Abilene. The lions looks a little mangy but they are also probably very old. It's worth the trip to go if you live here,... More 

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Thank Corteney A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the zoo. We bought the year membership so that we can go frequently. My young kids love it and never get tired of it. It's a safe place to let them run out some energy!

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Thank Jessalyn A
Abilene, Texas
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is small, but has good variety and plenty of room to rest and gather the family together. There were a lot of animals to be seen and almost all were out in the open and visible. We especially liked being able to actually feed the giraffes and the carp in the lake!! My grandchildren enjoyed the zoo train... More 

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Thank strobeone
Coats, North Carolina
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99 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very disappointed. It was cold and we weren't able to see alot of the animals. They were inside or in their habitat . Would have wanted to see more.

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Thank 109carmeng
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been long time members of the Abilene Zoo and LOVE going, but if you ever forget your membership card they will not let you in without paying for a new card. I guess they got tired of looking up people's memberships. but a little customer service goes a long way.

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Thank Jennifer W
North Carolina
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smaller zoo but has a great variety of exhibits. The walking is easy as it is pretty flat and wheelchair assessable ( you can also rent chairs but they need to be pushed by someone else ). There are many water fowl with magnificent colors, reptile display , etc. It was quite chilly and windy the day... More 

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Thank Rachel H
Abilene, Texas
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have traveled to many places in the US, Europe and Asia and one of my first stops has been the local Zoo or animal park. Recently I have relocated to Abilene, Texas and visited their Zoo. I was anxious to see what the Zoo looked like, having read about the birth of a giraffe in September. The Zoo covers... More 

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Thank Cliff J
New Waverly, United States
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little zoo that packs a big punch. They took a lot of care in planning the exhibits and the walkways. Even though it is small they have it set up to where you can't tel how small it is. Do not forget to check out the unforgettable giraffe feeding exhibit.

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Thank Keary V
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Over all it was a good time. I have a toddler and he was so amazed by all the different animals especially the giraffes! Loved the train that took you around the zoo. Made many memories.

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Thank Mommy G
abilene, TX
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

fun to feed the giraffes! clean environment, attentive staff, good gift shop and snack shack! Ground crew keeps up maintenance and improvements! Not to mention all the animals, birds, etc.

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