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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746 (South Austin)
512-472-4914
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Ranked #12 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Gardens
Activities: Swimming, Biking, Walking
Owner description: Home to Barton Springs, the Zilker Eagle, a large playscape, and four hundred acres of sports fields and woodlands, Zilker Park is a popular weekend... more » Owner description: Home to Barton Springs, the Zilker Eagle, a large playscape, and four hundred acres of sports fields and woodlands, Zilker Park is a popular weekend destination. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of great events go on here, as well as evening and weekend sports, however don't even think about driving here on the weekend or for a big event! Parking is very limited. I recommend bike/ taxi/ or bus

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Its a park along the river, what's not to like right? It borders the hike and bike trail, and has access to several spots to rent canoes, kayaks, and standup paddle boards. There was a kiddie train but my last few trips I didn't see it running. Great place to fly a kite, bring your dog, play a pick up... More

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Its a great place to go for swimming in a natural pool. The place is well maintained and has a minimal charges for visitors ($2 for locals and $3 for non-Americans). But go there only if you to swim, coz naural pools arent for amateur swimmers. It written that that there are no life guards, but i could see that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beautiful park!!! Northern part of the park (Rock Island) is huge and everyone is doing what they want to do! Playing with their dogs, reading books, playing sand volleyball, painting, practicing music instruments, e.t.c. It's big enough so you don't need to worry if you bother someone or not. Near the natural pool there is pretty nice playground and a... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We rented a tandem kayak and paddled around for about an hour exploring the river. It was labor day so it was packed but it was fun to see all the people paddle boarding and canoeing and having fun.

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Something for everybody at Zilker; a leisurely day in the park, attend concerts and major "events" that Austin is famous for.

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Miller Place, New York
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44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Zilker is a great park that is free to enter and free to park. People rent paddle boats as the park is alongside a lake. You can swim too. Many people jogging as well. Nice place to relax. Dog friendly too!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great place to visit in Austin, especially with kids. Plenty of parking and offers decent amount of shaded areas. The playscape is good for kids.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We rented a canoe while visiting and we couldnt get over just how beautiful and serene it was amidst the heat and the craziness of the city. We walked around and took pictures around the park and checked out railroad ride and the springs. Its a place worth visiting while in Austin

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South San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a beautiful swimming hole. The water looked clean and inviting, the grounds were absolutely well kept, and they had a little tour of the natural springs and the creation of the natural 72 degree heated pool.

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