It may not be the first location that comes to mind for nature and wildlife journey, but Austin, Texas will exceed your expectations. This state capital features incredible nature and wildlife locations that need to be seen to be believed.
Day 1: Austin Nature & Science Center
Experience over 80 acres of wildlife in Austin Texas at an educational facility that is perfect for kids but can be accessed by all ages. The Austin Nature & Science Center provides educational exhibits that highlight local wildlife and even takes it back millions of years with replicas of dinosaur fossils. The dinosaur tracks will take you around this vast oasis in the busy Texas city.
2389 Stratford Dr
Austin, TX 78746
Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sundays 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Day 2: Zilker Botanical Garden
The Zilker Botanical Garden is one of the largest outdoor complexes in the state of Texas and is also known as “The Jewel in the Heart of Austin.” You can explore over 26 acres of Japanese gardens with streams, koi-filled ponds, and waterfalls.
2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746
Open daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Day 3: Austin Zoo
You cannot make a trip to Austin without making a stop at the Austin Zoo. This non-profit rescue zoo features incredible animals who are in need of rehabilitation. Notable exhibits include the cougar enclosure and alligator habitat.
10808 Rawhide Trail
Austin, TX 78736
Open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm
Day 4: Austin Aquarium
Once you have visited the animals of the land, take a visit into the creatures of the deep with a visit to Austin Aquarium. This all-ages center is perfect to explore the many fascinating animals that call the deep ocean their home. Thousands of different aquatic animals can be viewed in numerous displays and exhibits.
13530 US-183 #101
Austin, TX 78750
Open daily from 10:00am – 8:00pm
Day 5: Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve
Enjoy a peaceful afternoon overlooking Lake Austin from the Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve. Previously named the Mayfield-Gutsch Estate, this historical site is a wonderful nature preserve that even includes free-roaming peacocks. You can explore the luscious surroundings, including the original cottage and gardens.
3505 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703
Open daily from 5:00am – 10:00pm
Explore The Wildlife in Austin Texas
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