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Zilker Metropolitan Park

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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: 512-472-4914
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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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It's a park near downtown Austin

Zilker is a fun place to have a picnic, throw a Frisbee or just soak up the sun. Just make sure a major festival, such as Austin City Limits, isn't planned on the day that you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Zilker is a fun place to have a picnic, throw a Frisbee or just soak up the sun. Just make sure a major festival, such as Austin City Limits, isn't planned on the day that you are visiting... unless of course you plan on attending!

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Thank 2BNLA
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is absolutely beautiful and the people are very friendly. It has to be one of my favorite places to visit.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in the winter there are a lot of people running, cycling, playing soccer, volleyball outdoor...The beautiful view of the Colorado river stimulated people exercising

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Thank Marcus F
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived very close to the Zilker park for a year. It's a beautiful place to visit. I used to visit this park almost everyday. I recommend to rent a kayak to go along the river.

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Thank Diogodoamaral
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49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice running trails along a water spring. Rent a canoe and paddle around for a couple of hours to see the city from different angles.

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Austin, Tx
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot to do, but you need to know where you're going, because it's huge and a little overwhelming. Couldn't get on the train because the line was so long on a Saturday. Play ground is really fun. Botanical gardens are really nice. $2 per person.

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Thank AustinTraveler57
Totowa, New Jersey
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my little one there on the weekend and he had a blast. We first checked out the hot spring pool ( plenty of swimmers) and spent some time in in the large playground. The icing on the cake was the trin rider on the zephyr ( 25 min long). Great place to walk around and chill.

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Thank Frank I
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful landscape with laid back vibe. The little train that runs through the park is really fun for kids. Easy access

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Thank 75boat
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's becoming difficult to find parking to enjoy this park, but once you do, it offers everything from playscapes to the spring-fed Barton Springs, to music and theater in the park and wide open spaces for sports and relaxation.

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Thank lorennoelle
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163 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's definitely big lol. I loved the nature, so beautiful. Lots to do here too. Really cool park in Austin, highly recommended.

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