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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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Address: 100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number:
5123279721
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Austin bridge is where nearly 1.5 million bats live.

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You Won't Believe it Until You See it!

I didn't understand what we were in for when my son and daughter in law invited us to the "bat bridge". Complete with a commemorative marker, the bats emerge from under the bridge... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I didn't understand what we were in for when my son and daughter in law invited us to the "bat bridge". Complete with a commemorative marker, the bats emerge from under the bridge just as the sun is setting. It's incredible to see them swarming by the thousands. They are everywhere - but mostly over the water in the river... More 

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Glendale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to drive and walk around. No bats this time a year...looks better at night and definitely a place to visit...it is just a bridge though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I happened to be walking by at just the right time, sunset. There were a lot of people gathered to watch the bats. We were quickly passing through so we didn't see the bats but could hear them and also had time to take a spectacular picture.

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De Forest, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While there were no bats here in February, I got to see them on a previous business trip about five years ago! It is quite the sight. It's a very interesting Bridge. That's a great for our ecosystem and therefore I am a fan.

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I do not know what we thought we were going to see...but this topped all of our expectations. When the bats first started coming we were saying, "Oh that's interesting." Our son kept telling us we hadn't "seen" it yet. He was right! When the bats finally swarmed - it was amazing! We were awestruck. I have never seen so... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bats are a local legend event you have to attend at least once. Getting to experience that many animals all acting in concert is mesmerizing. Make an evening of it. When I went, I was in Austin on business and combined it with a nice walk, a couple of slices of pizza at Homeslice pizza, then hearing Dale Watson... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great way to experience bat's without having to hike. Understand that it could be a bit warm and a bit crowded, but it's worth seeing. Also for an extra special way to watch the bats rent a kayak or canoe and watch them from the water.

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bat colony under the Congress Street bridge is huge. I don't remember what I was told - but it's something like the biggest colony in North America - or the third biggest... something like that. Anyway, at dusk, the bats fly out en masse in search of mosquitoes. They just keep coming out from under the bridge for an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is only place all over the world where you can watch millions of fling mouses in the middle of the town.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read that the bats are around from March, so we thought we might be too early to see them in mid February, but we were pleasantly surprised to find them out and about. Sunset on 15 Feb according to my phone was 6:19. We arrived around 6pm and walked on the footpath alongside/ under Congress Bridge near the... More 

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