This is the largest urban bat population in the U.S. The viewing lasts about 20 minutes and is very convenient to the downtown hotels, restaurants and 6th St music venues.
Bat watching from Congress Ave. bridge in downtown Austin is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. As an Austinite I have been to see the bats on multiple occasions over the years, some with friends, some with family, but I never get tired or bored with the experience. There is an excitement that builds with the anticipation of their... More
They migrate so you can only see them between May and early October. You need to be there at dusk just before it gets dark. A good place to see them is from the congress street bridge on the east side of the bridge. Another good place is the boats but make sure the boat has a cover or bring... More
Don't miss this - this is almost the best that Austin has to offer. Go up on the bridge for the best view - facing East... and if it's darker, try to get under a light
You gotta see it it to believe it. Amazing aerial display. We never miss it if we are downtown around sunset
This is so much fun and truly amazing. You can see the bats from the grass by the newspaper parking lot, from the top of the Congress St. Bridge, or take one of the boat rides. As soon as the sun sets, over a million bats fly out from under the bridge.
ok, so this is really a 'Keep Austin Weird' tour item, but the bats are a natural attraction that you just can't get anywhere else. Dress warm, it's windy on the bridge, but when the Bats start flying, it's pretty amazing. They seems like a cloud disappearing on the horizon, or a smoke trail .. really cool if you look... More
There are private as well as group boat tours to see the bats at dusk when they fly out for their nightly feast. It is an amazing and unique sight to watch thousands of bats fly from under the bridge - there are so many the sky is almost darkened. You won't see this anywhere else. If you wish, you... More
This is a quirky Austin thing- an dusk a million bats, no joke, fly out from under the bridge. Everyone should see it once. Park in the newspaper parking lot and sit in the grass under the bridge or hang out along the walkway on the bridge.
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