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San Antonio Zoo Eagle Train

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Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 3903 North Saint Mary's Street, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX 78212 (Formerly Brackenridge Eagle Miniature Train)
Phone Number:
+1 210-734-7184 ext. 1907
05:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

There are two things just about every child in San Antonio has done —...

There are two things just about every child in San Antonio has done — visited Brackenridge Park and taken a ride on the Brackenridge Eagle Miniature Train. It'll take you on a scenic tour of the park, so you can rest your feet and enjoy the ride. It is also one of the longest miniature train rides in the world, covering 3.2 miles of track and taking guests to many stops around the park such as the zoo, sunken gardens, and the Witte Museum.

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Fun Miniature Train Ride

Our family had hoped to visit the San Antonio Zoo but we spent too much time at the Missions NHP. So we decided to ride the San Antonio Zoo Eagle Train to get a look at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had hoped to visit the San Antonio Zoo but we spent too much time at the Missions NHP. So we decided to ride the San Antonio Zoo Eagle Train to get a look at Brackenridge Park. At $3.50 per ticket we saw this as a fun and relatively inexpensive activity. Our kids are 8 and 5 so they... More 

1 Thank GoVols79
Texarkana, Texas
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363 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A fitting way to end our day at the zoo. It was a nice ride and the clickety clack of rails and slow rocking of the car quickly relaxed my grandson into a silent trance. Nothing real exciting about the train, but fun none the less.

1 Thank Dennis10_51
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We did the train ride at the end of our Zoo visit. It was a great end to the visit, giving us a chance to rest our tired legs, but it doesn't have a lot to offer in and of itself. It's a very quick ride, only 20 minutes, and there's really not much to see. About half the ride... More 

1 Thank TonianneG
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

With family in from out of state, we loaded everyone up to go ride the San Antonio Eagle. Our 2 year old especially was so excited to ride. Unfortunately, upon our arrival we were told the train was closed from 4:45-6pm. This was on the Saturday evening of Thanksgiving weekend. There had been no notices posted online or at the... More 

2 Thank webps
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The train ride is fun for kids and family. Has several stops and we got off at the stops to walk to the attractions near by. Kiddie park and the Japanese garden. Super nice for kids . Highly recommended.

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Alvin, Texas
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180 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Cheap travel through the park. We actually rode twice, once to see what all was around and once to get to the tea garden after the zoo visit.

Thank BrendaH40
Boerne, United States
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stock up your eggs and ride the train to hatch 'em all. Also there's about 10 pokestops accessible from the train, and plenty of great pokemon all along the route. Can get very crowded on weekends, you might have to wait half an hour or more. But the rest of the week there's barely any wait.

Thank Jeremy G
Miami Beach, Florida
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379 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nice 20 minute train ride to get an overview of Brackenridge park and at 3.50 a person a good value. It's also a good way to give your feet a rest from all the walking. It's also nice to see all the families and their children enjoy themselves during a day at the park!

Thank ARodriguezP
Fort Worth, Texas
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We really enjoyed this train ride! It was a beautiful day, about a 20 minute ride, and 2.5 miles. The train crew were great on the tour. It was a comfortable ride. You have an option to get off at different stops and pick the train back up as they come back around. It was a neat experience we would... More 

Thank Tony T
Helotes, Texas
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Cheap price for 15 minutes of transportation. It will take you to the Witte, a trail in Brackenridge that leads to the kids playground, one other stop after that then back to the start. Yes you can get on and off those stops if there is a seat available. It was crowded on a Tuesday afternoon. The seats are hard... More 

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