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Congress Avenue Bridge Bats

Every summer night a glance towards the Congress Avenue Bridge will yield the site of people stopped in their tracks, cameras in hand and waiting to catch sight of the spectacle that is the Congress Avenue Bridge Bats. The world’s largest urban bat colony lives under this bridge, and come dusk their nightly emergence is one of the grandest wildlife viewings in the world.

This nightly migration was initially met with fear, but slowly an appreciation developed and now, as the sun sets, visitors watch as the angry black cloud of 1.5 million bats spiral out into the summer sky. Making for one of the most unique and fascinating tourist attractions anywhere, the Congress Avenue Bridge Bats is a summer sight not to be missed.


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Haunted Austin and Bat Bridge Segway Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience Austin’s haunted past and present on this guided Segway tour. When dusk falls, visit haunted and spooky downtown sites like the Driskill Hotel, ...  Read more

Location: Austin, Texas
Duration: 2.5 hours

From USD $74.69

Bat Bridge Kayak Tour in Austin

See the famous bats of Austin, the largest urban colony in North America, emerge at dusk from Congress Ave Bridge from a kayak on Lady Bird Lake! Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Austin, Texas
Duration: 2-hr to 2.5-hrs

From USD $40.00

Bat City Bridge Segway Tour in Austin

Combine the fun of touring Austin by Segway with the thrill of seeing the legendary bat colony of the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight at dusk. Your expert ...  Read more

Location: Austin, Texas
Duration: 1.5-hrs to 2-hrs

From USD $66.00

Austin Bike, Kayak, or Canoe Rentals

Enjoy exploring Austin on your own with this convenient bike, kayak or canoe rental. Head to Congress Street Bridge, Auditorium Shores, or another destination ...  Read more

Location: Austin, Texas
Duration: Varies depending on rental period

From USD $12.00

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