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Abilene Zoo

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2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
325-673-WILD
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Great little zoo

really enjoyed my visit to this cute little zoo. Nicely laid out, good scenery, no smell and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Riverbabe60
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Lubbock, Texas
Love the giraffes!

This place is truly a West Texas treasure. Living in Midland, we don't exactly have a huge offering... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Courtney B
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Midland, Texas
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“giraffe exhibit” (47 reviews)
“train ride” (21 reviews)
“splash pad” (11 reviews)
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LOCATION
2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
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325-673-WILD
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"giraffe exhibit"
in 47 reviews
"train ride"
in 21 reviews
"splash pad"
in 11 reviews
"perfect size"
in 11 reviews
"reptile house"
in 6 reviews
"feed the fish"
in 6 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 9 reviews
"tongue"
in 6 reviews
"loved feeding the giraffes"
in 5 reviews
"dog park"
in 7 reviews
"kids love"
in 10 reviews
"gift shop"
in 15 reviews
"small town"
in 11 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"small kids"
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"fort worth"
in 5 reviews
"two hours"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

really enjoyed my visit to this cute little zoo. Nicely laid out, good scenery, no smell and the animals are very visible without looking thru cages.

Thank Riverbabe60
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is truly a West Texas treasure. Living in Midland, we don't exactly have a huge offering of places to take the kids for a day trip getaway. So we were ecstatic to find the Abilene Zoo to be such a top-notch facility! The...More

Thank Courtney B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Abilene Zoo is an ever evolving zoo and bird sanctuary. It even accepts injured birds as they have a medical staff to care for them. My husband and I have taken several injured birds to them for medical treatment. They have a really fun...More

Thank Connie A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this zoo on a Thursday morning. We were so impressed the zoo is small but well maintained. A nice variety of animals lions, tigers and a bear (oh my). There were birds and reptiles and a small train ride. Best thing the...More

Thank newsgirl77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a week day. Not a crowd to push or shove to see the animals. My kids favorite was the 65 year old gator. Warm day and open skies made me looking for shade all day. A long wait for the zoo train...More

Thank Greg L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While this is not a large zoo, it is a well run & enjoyable facility. We visited on Friday of Spring Break. They were very busy but well prepared for a big crowd. We were visiting from out of town & had purchased the Zoo...More

Thank Rita C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived with the kids for a fun Sunday afternoon. Really enjoyed this zoo as it is smaller than urban zoos but offers so much to see. Our favorite moments is when the macaws were mimicking our daughters movements! So much fun to see their...More

Thank Anita P
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Nice place visit in Abilene. Came here with wife and love it. Good for visit with a cheap entry ticket

1  Thank chiku P
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to several zoos and Abilene’s is the perfect size with so many wonderful animals. I have teenagers, who still enjoy the zoo, but we take younger cousins to the zoo when they come to visit. It isn’t too big that the 2,...More

2  Thank hagerbaker
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I love our zoo! We have a new baby Giraffe and it is a girl! She has a special name. I cant pronounce it . But it fits her personality. If you have no been to the zoo in Abilene, TX you should go.

Thank Justin H
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Whiffawick
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.
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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
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