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Abilene Zoo

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Address: 2070 Zoo Ln, Nelson Park, Abilene, TX 79602-1996
Phone Number:
325-673-WILD
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great Family Day

Abilene Zoo is not a huge zoo by any means but it's big enough! They have been adding exhibits and attractions to keep it modernized. We love our visits and my grandchildren have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Abilene Zoo is not a huge zoo by any means but it's big enough! They have been adding exhibits and attractions to keep it modernized. We love our visits and my grandchildren have a blast on the Carousel, train ride, and feeding the fish and ducks in the small lake. It's makes for a great afternoon visit!

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have gone to the Abilene zoo several time over the years and have always enjoyed the experience. The place is always clean and the animals are well presented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have visited the San Diego Zoo, Houston Zoo, San Antonio Zoo and the Austin Zoo....San Diego being out of the ballpark, but Abilene's Zoo is the sweetest. It is a small zoo with a lot of heart. The habitats are always being updated and mostly very nice. You can spend a pleasant two hours strolling with your children and... More 

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Thank Maggie N
Abilene, Texas
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't expect a massive Zoo like what you see in big cities. It's small but still has the excitement of seeing the animals. We are fortunate to have a Zoo in a place as small as Abilene. The lions looks a little mangy but they are also probably very old. It's worth the trip to go if you live here,... More 

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Thank Corteney A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the zoo. We bought the year membership so that we can go frequently. My young kids love it and never get tired of it. It's a safe place to let them run out some energy!

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Thank Jessalyn A
Abilene, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is small, but has good variety and plenty of room to rest and gather the family together. There were a lot of animals to be seen and almost all were out in the open and visible. We especially liked being able to actually feed the giraffes and the carp in the lake!! My grandchildren enjoyed the zoo train... More 

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Coats, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very disappointed. It was cold and we weren't able to see alot of the animals. They were inside or in their habitat . Would have wanted to see more.

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Thank 109carmeng
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been long time members of the Abilene Zoo and LOVE going, but if you ever forget your membership card they will not let you in without paying for a new card. I guess they got tired of looking up people's memberships. but a little customer service goes a long way.

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Thank Jennifer W
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a smaller zoo but has a great variety of exhibits. The walking is easy as it is pretty flat and wheelchair assessable ( you can also rent chairs but they need to be pushed by someone else ). There are many water fowl with magnificent colors, reptile display , etc. It was quite chilly and windy the day... More 

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Thank Rachel H
Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have traveled to many places in the US, Europe and Asia and one of my first stops has been the local Zoo or animal park. Recently I have relocated to Abilene, Texas and visited their Zoo. I was anxious to see what the Zoo looked like, having read about the birth of a giraffe in September. The Zoo covers... More 

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