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“Little Kids will love the 20 min train ride”

Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train
Ranked #71 of 350 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: Free ride for children on a miniature train that encircles Zilker Park.
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A great little train located in Barton Springs are of Zilker Park. Kids of all ages will enjoy the 20 minute train ride around the park that hugs the springs, through the park, and around the outskirts of Zilker Park.

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We rode the train just to get a glimpse of the park beyond the streets and trails. It was an o.k. experience, and we saw workers setting up for the Tail of Lights (Christmas. But it was great fun for the little kids on the train, especially going through the 2 tunnels.

The ride is 25 minutes long. The train leaves on the hour. EXACTLY on the hour. we missed one because we were having trouble finding parking. Buy your tickets in advance, visit the restroom, and try some of the pizza if you are early or miss the train.

The train has no covering, so wear a hat, sunscreen, etc. if it is sunny. Bring an umbrella if it is raining, although you will have to close it for the tunnels.

Thank capitollover
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The Zilker zephyr train was the destination for our family of two grandparents, one parent and two 3-year-olds. Just a wonderful bonus that it's located in Zilker Park with all of the other things the park has to offer.

On our day, the train wasn't leaving the station for a half an hour, so we just sat in the cars and enjoyed chatting with each other. The actual ride seemed to be about 20 or 25 minutes, longer than I expected. We paid three dollars per adult and two dollars per kid.

The train is on a nice scale (large enough to be comfortable for adults, but small enough to be approachable for children). It's clean and in good repair. The ride was smooth and never scary.

We went through two tunnels, and twice past the guitar playing man (TIP: have some money ready if you are inclined to tip troubadours).

Why am I only giving this a "3"? Jaded adult, I guess. The three-year-olds would rate it 4 and 5.

Thank timebes
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

West to Zilker Park on Wednesday and rode the Zilker Zephyr. 25 minute ride through the woods and two different tunnels. Kids loved it.

Thank donandeileen
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This train ride is extremely cute and well-done. Our child was maybe just s little too old though he enjoyed the tour of the park and some of the slightly exciting tunnels.

Thank NYCityCountryMouse
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