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Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train

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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Road, Zilker Park, Just across from the Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX 78704-4656
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+1 512-478-8286
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10:00 - 18:00
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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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Great family experience, go every year. great for kids and adult

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2012
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

I'm entirely too old to love a little train as much as I do this one, so I don't mind when kids look at me, turn to their parents and say "Why is she on the train; she doesn't even have any children." My inside answer is "yeah, i'm the child for now."

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Snowflake, Arizona
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

We had a great time and the kids want to do it again the next time we are in Austin. I recommend it for any family.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

Great family experience, go every year. great for kids and adult

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

Great little day thing to do with the kiddies or for fun but not long enough to hold an adult's interest or see much.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

We live a few hundred yards from the Zilker Zephyr depot. On a semi-regular basis, we roll down the hill on Sunday afternoons, balance on a log to cross the creek, and take our 18-month old daughter to ride the "choo choo!" She simply loves it. You can't beat the price, the convenience, or the number of family-friendly things to... More 

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Rio Verde, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

There is a small train that runs and loops a bit around Zilker Park. Riding this train is a right of passage. The fumes from the engine drift back to the cars so if you don't like the smell of exhaust skip this.

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1 Thank Chris644
Austin
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

The kids love it. Very nice on a hot Austin summer day. Get there early and expect to wait. It's popular!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

If you have a little child, this is a must-do activity. Whenever family or friends visit with small children, we take a ride on the Zephyr.

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Austin, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

The train is always fun, even if you dont have kids!

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

My 5-years-old boy loves the train ride. We have been the regular visitors for the Tain ride since he was one year old. If you have kids who love trains, you should take them here!

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