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Abilene Zoo

#2 of 35 things to do in Abilene Features Animals
2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
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Ok zoo

We go to zoos in many different cities on out road trips. There was not anything specifically wrong... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pleasantly surprised

Haven't been here in over 20+ years and I must say it's changed a lot. Love the new giraffe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abilene, Texas
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2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We go to zoos in many different cities on out road trips. There was not anything specifically wrong with this zoo, it just was not one of our more favorite. It was small, which is ok, but we would probably not go a second time.

Thank C2362FJkathyg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been here in over 20+ years and I must say it's changed a lot. Love the new giraffe exhibit! The ladies there were very engaged and knew ALL about our giraffes! Great lol walking zoo if you need to get your steps in. Not...More

Thank rhomeotlc2001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small zoo, very well kept and great place for family with small kids. Lots of things for the little ones do do, all done in 2 hours.

Thank Agatag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all enjoyed the animals and how clean and organized this zoo is. What a fun few hours! Although small, many animals were out making noises anticipating their lunch time.

Thank SandiJ94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Abilene Zoo is a pretty good one considering the size of the town. They are always working to improve it and its prize centerpiece is the Giraffe exhibit where you can feed them lettuce. Mind you, they charge an exorbitant price for the lettuce...More

Thank RodL66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the zoo right at opening time. All the animals were out and about. We even got to see several of them being fed. We hand feed the giraffes and that was very exciting!! We hand feed a gorgeous peacock and he followed...More

Thank algreenwood
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My favorite place in Abilene to visit! We love feeding the giraffes and seeing all of the unique animals!

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Abilene ZOO is a treasure to this city. It is one of the best I've been to. The new giraffe exhibit is absolutely incredible! You can feed the giraffes in these huts with big lettuce leafs. It's a wonderful experience. There are also brand...More

Thank BrandonScott7
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Abilene's zoo brings a large variety of animals & reptiles close enough for an interactive experience for visitors. Weather permitting the lake provides pedal swan boats for rent and picnic locations nearby.

Thank NYCfanAustin_TX
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the Zoo on 5 July, early in the morning. What a fantastic time we had...got to see the animals eating breakfast and it wasn't so hot yet. My 3-year old loved the train ride and carousel. I enjoyed feeding the giraffe, my...More

Thank Marti1075
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18 November 2015|
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Response from SmilingBig | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not for sure. You can contact them or check out their web site.
Jessica W
18 August 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Those who have already answered have given your good information. Calling the source is always the BEST way to find out. We visited on 8/8/15 and the Giraffe habitat was still undergoing reconstruction. I understand the... More