Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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7 / 10

6 expert reviews

“While you’re waiting for the bats, make sure not to miss the view to the West as the sun drops below the jagged skyline of the Texas Hill Country.”

– Fodor's

Not For Tourists
"1.5 million bats swarm nightly- sunset March-October."
Travel + Leisure
"While they're here, the bats fly out from under the bridge every evening to feast on Austin insects." Full review
Afar Magazine
"The largest urban bat colony in North America, Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge is the home to hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tail bats from mid-March to mid-October. " Full review
Atlas Obscura
"Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats. " Full review
Time Out
"The Congress Avenue Bridge is the world’s largest urban bat colony with a whopping 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats living underneath it." Full review


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