Bats of the Congress Avenue Bridge

Type: Sightseeing, Uniquely Here

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Best Attractions & Activities: Every year nearly 1 Million Mexican free-tailed bats call Austin home, typically arriving as the warm weather sets back in the Spring. They stay in Austin until early fall, and are the largest urban...  Read More
Sightseeing: Between March and November, more than a million-and-a-half free-tail bats spend their summer days under this prominent bridge (whose structure facilitates their habitats) and come out in the darkness...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily Sunset

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Ask the locals (or check the website) to find out what time the bats are coming out a given time of year, as it is subject to change."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: This is one of those things that must be seen to be believed; you'll catch locals alongside visitors watching the cool phenomenon.

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