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Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train

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Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train
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Free ride for children on a miniature train that encircles Zilker Park.
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2100 Barton Hills Dr, Zilker Park, Just across from the Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX 78704-4656
South Austin
+1 512-478-8286
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best kiddy train rides in the general vicinity. I’d say the one in SA at the park, and the one in Fort Worth near the zoo, are probably better. About a 20 minute ride. Some nice views if the fences aren’t up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CharlieinTexas
Reviewed 13 November 2018

The train goes around the park and then back the same way, through the playground, and a little tunnel. Unfortunately there were fences up all around the park because of a festival and it wasn't very scenic on that side, but it was a nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samanthandtravismom
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I grew up in Austin, and still love the train. Wave at everyone you pass, they wave back, it’s expected. kids love it and friends from NY will be amazed.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alysa J
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

About 20 mins long. No cover, so take a hat for the sun. Does go through a short tunnel and cuts through a playground that is next to the train.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nancysP2211IK
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We were here on a cold sunny winter afternoon. The train was going once an hour on the hour (it may go more frequent in summer, not sure). We paid $3 for an adult, $2 for a kid. The trip goes to the other side...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank MoniqueG1561
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Traveling with our friend in a wheelchair can be a challenge, but the train conductor was perfectly accommodating and helpful. The day was getting hot for hiking, so we decided to take a ride! The train track is shaded for almost the entire route, and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mommydoe
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Yes, another Tuesday on Rails!!! today is the Zephyr...runs hourly on the hour...open cars packed with families and moms with little people...staff is cordial...train and grounds are neat (staff scooping mud up from the just ended rains)...a classic single track with end loops and the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank texastraveller77
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great little trip and ride. Visited in late June. We were staying in downtown Austin. My three year old son wanted us to go on the train two days in a row. The people were friendly and it was very inexpensive. Train leaves on the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank FPiers
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I would say that most kiddos 100 and below like trains ... and this one is special. It will take you around the park for just a few bucks, 20min of sightseeing, going through tunnels, waving at passerby's, getting smiles, enjoying views .... and chu-chu-chu,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Lucie_tx
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth the 45 min car ride to watch my son's delight with the 20 min train ride. I actually think I had more fun than he did, though! The train moved along faster than I expected and the views were great.

Date of experience: April 2017
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