The Great (little) Train Robbery of 1970
San Antonio Zoo celebrated the 52nd anniversary of “The Great (Little) Train Robbery” on Monday, July 18th, 2022.
Each Zoo Train ride that day hosted a guided audio tour of the event that took place 52 years ago on July 18th, 1970, when passengers aboard the Brackenridge Eagle winded through the park and into history when the miniature train was looted by two masked robbers. What happened that Saturday in July became known as “the Great (Little) Train Robbery.” The crime marked itself in regional and state history as the first time in 47 years that a train had been robbed in the Wild West and the last known train robbery in the state.
What To Expect
Train Robbery Anniversary Discount
Save $1.00 on any Zoo Starbucks handcrafted beverage grande or larger.
Offer valid at Zoo Starbucks on 7/18/22 only. Non-transferable. Non-refundable. Not valid with any other offers.
Renovated Train Depot
Reimaginings for Nanyuki Market, Outpost Amazonia, and Train Depot begin Monday, June 20, and include a vibrant facelift and new future-friendly merchandise collections that focus on removing single-use plastics. But not to worry, pop-up gift shops/carts will continue to serve our guests while improvements are being made, and San Antonio Zoo Trains are still chugging along the 2-mile track – guests can purchase our new unlimited rides summer train pass and tickets online or on the Starbucks patio. Construction for Outpost Amazonia and Train Depot is expected to last four weeks, while Nanyuki Markets reopening is slated for August.
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