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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A wonderful opportunity to observe a diverse group of creatures in a great environment.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Cliff J
Abilene, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Cliff J
New Waverly, United States
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a cute little zoo that packs a big punch. They took a lot of care in planning the exhibits and the walkways. Even though it is small they have it set up to where you can't tel how small it is. Do not forget to check out the unforgettable giraffe feeding exhibit.

Thank Keary V
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over all it was a good time. I have a toddler and he was so amazed by all the different animals especially the giraffes! Loved the train that took you around the zoo. Made many memories.

Thank Mommy G
abilene, TX
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fun to feed the giraffes! clean environment, attentive staff, good gift shop and snack shack! Ground crew keeps up maintenance and improvements! Not to mention all the animals, birds, etc.

Thank haliabilene_TX
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small zoo but fun. Loved feeding the giraffes - so cool. Definitely do that if u go. Also the exhibits are close to u so u can see the animals really well. Alot of the animals were off exhibit due to the weather but that's to be expected during Nov. We go to the FTW zoo alot so it's hard... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids loved the zoo. Sooo much easier and more enjoyable to walk around with it being smaller and well organized. They have a carousel and a train you can take your kids on for $2 which was fun. Got to feed a huge giraffe up close. Gave him some lettuce which he reached his long tongue out and grabbed... More 

Thank Mstraws
San Antonio, Texas
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69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The giraffes are a main draw to this zoo. The giraffe exhibit has been greatly updated and more giraffes added. It is more of a money-maker now and I didn't enjoy it as much as when it was a "feeding bridge." However, the educational part has been expanded and the staff tells more about the different types of giraffes. Some... More 

Thank Barbvan
Midland, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I mostly travel through Abilene. I love the zoo area. If you're passing through on a rep this is a fabulous place to stop and Abilene can be tricky about that. The zoo is fun. It's smaller and you can get through pretty fast. You can feed the giraffes it is awesome. Next to the zoo is an excellent playground... More 

Thank JenneRamsey
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fun and relaxing to see all the animals. We loved the Giraffes so much. Fun interaction with them as well. Was not crowded at all by going on a week day.

Thank ED R
Abilene, Texas
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

New Baby Giraffe at the zoo is on display with mom and friends. This is really one of the best Zoos west of the DFW Metroplex. Well planned, easy to enjoy and always clean. They have a variety of special activities and programs for kids and families at different times of the year. Really nice and well worth the time.

Thank Darrell C

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