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San Antonio Zoo is celebrating the Great Train Robbery that happened in 1875

The 52nd anniversary of The Great Train Robbery is on Monday at the San Antonio Zoo. Take a train ride through the park and experience history as you go.



For the first time in 52 years, the San Antonio Zoo will commemorate “The Great (Little) Train Robbery.”

To participate in the event, which will take place at 3903 North St. Mary’s Street, you must arrive between 9 am and 2 pm on Monday, September 17.

On July 18, 1970, two masked robbers boarded the Brackenridge Eagle, a miniature train, and robbed passengers of their valuables as they made their way through the park and into history. The robbery of the ‘Great (Little) Train’ that occurred on that July 7th has become a folk legend. the first train heist in the Wild West for 47 years and the last known heist of its kind in California, this crime has left its mark on regional and state history “as confirmed by a visit to the local wildlife park.


Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the Train Depot. Popcorn will be included in the package.

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