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Brackenridge Park

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Address: 3700 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78212
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+1 210-207-7275
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05:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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You'll never lack for something to do in San Antonio's largest park. Its...

You'll never lack for something to do in San Antonio's largest park. Its grounds contain the San Antonio Zoo, a carousel, skyride, the Japanese Tea Gardens, a golf course, and playground.

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One of a kind!

I have visited this park several times in my life from 1972 to the present. When I moved back to San Antonio in 2000, my office was on the West end of the park, so I excersized... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Timothy V
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited this park several times in my life from 1972 to the present. When I moved back to San Antonio in 2000, my office was on the West end of the park, so I excersized in the park everyday during lunch. So many memories here. Loved the train as a kid, love it as an adult with my... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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535 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of walking trails that can either follow the water or twist through the trees. Great place to get some exercise or bring the dog. Even if its cold out and you cant see the flowers in bloom, its still a nice place near downtown to get exercise.

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Thank Alison R
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit!! When I was young, use to live real close by, when they use to have the Sky Rides...long time ago...now it has trails to walk, play area for little ones, and the zoo and Sunken Gardens, and Little train are in the area. Also u can feed the ducks and walk around the river there. Nice... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented bikes and rode many trails all over Brackenridge park. It was a very large, beautiful park. There are paths all over the place. It is peaceful and well maintained. There is free parking.

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Thank Tamera B
San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

For more than 100 years San Antonio has relaxed and played in Brackenridge Park. The Zoo, the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Antonio River and ample picnic spaces make for a great family destination. But my favorite is the Braceknridge Eagle miniture train which is about three miles long. (OK, they now call it the "Zoo Train" but I'm an... More 

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Thank Billwoodsa
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The San Antonio Zoo is first class - large array of animal exhibits - the staff is very helpful and they keep the grounds clean. A very pleasant experience

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Sheldon, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We visited here after dark and there was a event going on It was amazing to walk through the gardens in the dark with the lights on the water and having music and activity going on. We did not visit any other part of the park.

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Thank Harold S
Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Really big park that is pretty to drive through, but as far as I can tell, the only attractions are the zoo, train, Japanese Tea Garden, and Witte Museum. The Botanical Gardens seem to be nearby. Very pretty to drive through.

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Thank Blake D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very clean and well maintained..love the river..going back this week to fish....lots of room...easy to get to..nice restrooms.

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Thank william f
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

the place was packed on a early sunday evening, you could see alot of kids birthday parties were winding down, they need more parking, there were some thugs driving there low riders alittle too fast with all the small kids around. the large pavilion in the park was pretty cool. and the river is just right there with the ducks... More 

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