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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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Address: 100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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5123279721
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Austin bridge is where nearly 1.5 million bats live.

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Don't Blink Or Its Gone

I crossed over Congress Avenue Bridge during the season of the bats. There were so many people up on the sidewalks and curbs and so many other vehicles that were parked on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bat colony under the Congress Street bridge is huge. I don't remember what I was told - but it's something like the biggest colony in North America - or the third biggest... something like that. Anyway, at dusk, the bats fly out en masse in search of mosquitoes. They just keep coming out from under the bridge for an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is only place all over the world where you can watch millions of fling mouses in the middle of the town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read that the bats are around from March, so we thought we might be too early to see them in mid February, but we were pleasantly surprised to find them out and about. Sunset on 15 Feb according to my phone was 6:19. We arrived around 6pm and walked on the footpath alongside/ under Congress Bridge near the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bat bridge, it's so cool and to see the bats come out at night to hunt is awesome. It's good for kids and then you can grab a bite to eat downtown.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bats are back....early this year I think. Quite a spectacle to see the bats fly out at dusk to eat millions of insects. Great for all to see.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I crossed over Congress Avenue Bridge during the season of the bats. There were so many people up on the sidewalks and curbs and so many other vehicles that were parked on the roads that it was ridiculous trying to get across. I looked over towards one side and saw a mass of "flying birds" and then I realize those... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing the bats has always been something I've done since I was little going to Austin. Definitely a must see. Best way is to spend the day exploring downtown, then walk on down to the bride near sunset, will be a sight you won't forget!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bats under the Congress street bridge are really amazing. They wait until about dusk or even later some nights but they all fly out and it's cool to see. They also keep the mosquito population down

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The thousands of bats stirring around and then swarming off into the darkening sky is a site you want to see. I was fascinated as were the kids we took.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the bats fly out at dusk is really amazing. They just keep coming!! Word to the wise, don't canoe UNDER the bridge while they are flying out. You get a good bit of Keep Austin Weird at the bridge, with a lot of interesting "regulars"!!

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