Congress Street Bridge
Sunset, summer months
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One of the most well known quirks in Austin are the bats that live under Congress Avenue Bridge.
During the summer months, brave the heat and head to the Congress Avenue Bridge – where approximately 1.5 million bats call home. Just before sunset, Austin’s beautiful bat community takes flight for neighboring crops, where they feast on insects for dinner. The nightly batty exodus, which looks like tendrils of smoke from below, draws in hundreds of viewers, but it’s best seen from the water – from local bat cruises or a simple rented canoe. Instant kid-pleaser.