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Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train

Neighbourhood: South Austin
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Address: 2100 Barton Hills Dr, Zilker Park, Just across from the Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX 78704-4656
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Free ride for children on a miniature train that encircles Zilker Park.

Free ride for children on a miniature train that encircles Zilker Park.

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A lot of kiddo fun on budget

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Austin
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, that unmistakable (fake) sound of steam train, all clean and looking authentic. A wonderful way... More 

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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.

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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great plan to share with kids and go around the Zikler park. It's a very nice experience and totally recomendable for kids and family

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Thank Iggyxii
Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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.

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Thank RawwDogg
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank capitollover
Sheboygan WI
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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... More 

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Timonium, Maryland
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139 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

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Thank donandeileen
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

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Thank NYCityCountryMouse
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Our son is just getting to the age where he enjoys trains and amusement rides. We recently made a trip to Disneyland where he feel in love with Casey Jr. While I can assure you, this is by no means on that level of ride, he had fun all the same and this train ride does last around 20 minutes.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 year old on this and it was the perfect length. It isn't covered so make sure you've got sunscreen and hats. Park near the Barton Springs Pool for ease of finding the station. The playground is fun nearby for before and after.

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