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Zilker Metropolitan Park

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Neighborhood: South Austin
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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: 512-472-4914
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Activities: Swimming, Biking, Walking
Description: Home to Barton Springs, the Zilker Eagle, a large playscape, and four...
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.
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Christmas there is awesome. Great park anytime.

Take a trip up during Christmas time. The park is decorated with thousands of lights for the holiday season. You must go and stand underneath the big Christmas tree and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Take a trip up during Christmas time. The park is decorated with thousands of lights for the holiday season. You must go and stand underneath the big Christmas tree and spin...what an awesome thing to do with the family for Christmas. You can buy kettle corn and other snacks and drinks there. Parking can be crazy, but it is worth... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Zilker is Austin's baby. Locals and visitors alike love it. And for a good reason! It's a great place to take your dog or just lay out for a picnic. It's on the Trail so within walking distance of great eats, Barton springs, standup paddleboarding/kayaking, etc.

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Zilker is a great place to hang out with my family! We've gone to many festivals and events down here and every time has been memorable! The park is large enough so I've never had a problem with crowds here even with the big events that go on. It's a great place to people watch too. Parking stinks but you... More 

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Linden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Actually, this is for the Arboretum. That's really the only part of the park we visit. As such, it's well laid out with various trails spotlighting several areas such as the rose garden, a butterfly trail, which has plants to attract them, and a "prehistoric" trail which is highlighted by a dinosaur sculpture in a pool. But, to me, the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Awesome place to go with friends and just hang out. Walk in the water, play a little Frisbee. Just a beautiful place to relax.

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We go to this park often. We love to picnic here when the weather is nice and to kick the ball around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Took out a canoe here and it was absolutely amazing! We had perfect weather and not many people on the lake. I would definitely recommend checking this park out!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited the Zilker Botanical Gardens and it was very peaceful and quite. Great place to take event photos.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I love the nature center and botanical gardens. We went to the park Sunday morning and it was definitely not what I expected to see in "Austin's Most Loved Park". Most of the trash cans were overflowing. Not just a little, but a lot. I saw numerous dogs off leashes and the trail traffic was nuts. It was way too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very Very Fun, place for kids and adults alike. They have live music and plays in the park as well, as swimming near the springs, and such. The scenic views and trails are so amazing. The views are breathtaking, BRING A WATER BOTTLE AND MOSQUITO SPRAY! If you go on a trail it would be best! They also have a... More 

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