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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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Fletcher, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I do not know what we thought we were going to see...but this topped all of our expectations. When the bats first started coming we were saying, "Oh that's interesting." Our son kept telling us we hadn't "seen" it yet. He was right! When the bats finally swarmed - it was amazing! We were awestruck. I have never seen so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The bats are a local legend event you have to attend at least once. Getting to experience that many animals all acting in concert is mesmerizing. Make an evening of it. When I went, I was in Austin on business and combined it with a nice walk, a couple of slices of pizza at Homeslice pizza, then hearing Dale Watson... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great way to experience bat's without having to hike. Understand that it could be a bit warm and a bit crowded, but it's worth seeing. Also for an extra special way to watch the bats rent a kayak or canoe and watch them from the water.

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 6 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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