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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 178 attractions in Austin
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

we took our kite here to fly ... awesome open space ... the rocks were cool ... was too cold to try out barton springs but looked really nice ... great place for a picnic or to just kick back and relax with a book ... portable hammock would be a great idea

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Manchester, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We attended a wedding held at Zilker Memorial Park. There's a quaint stone building, but the terrace is a marvelous place to hold an activity. The night time view of Austin is breathtaking!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Walked around for a good hour. Park was nice, and it was a good time- nice for walking, running, or taking a dog. Would recommend.

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Austin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My family and I thought this was the coolest place. Had large trail running through it, I think it was 10 miles long. It was dog friendly, I bet every 5th person that ran by had a dog, and almost everyone let my little girl come up and pet him/her(and that was close to 15). There were a lot of... More

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Chandler
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were visiting some old sights in Austin and were a bit disappointed in the park. There were a lot of young people enjoying the park, lying on the grass, playing catch, etc. But they didn't have any tables or covered areas or even anything beautiful to enjoy. It is just an open field. The place was crawling with people... More

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Massillon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I _love_ this park ! The only reason I didn't give it five stars is the difficulty I had getting to and from it. It's too far from downtown to be able to walk there easily (especially with a two year old!) and the cab drivers seem to be unable to find anything without a specific address. While they were... More

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We mostly walk here in the early mornings on the weekend or late nights after dinner. Great location for quiet people watching or throwing a Frisbee. Would like to bike it also one day !

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is the perfect spot for the annual ACL Festival....I can't think of anywhere else where so many headlining acts can all be playing simultaneously and not conflict with sound quality at all.....it is gorgeous, scenic, rolling hills, views for days...some of the best views of downtown Austin to be had (hello, selfie addicts..this is your spot!) and although rolling,... More

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Columbia, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It is a good place that has a lot of attractions. It is a good place to waste away a boring weekend if you are stuck in town.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Zilker is a clean, beautiful and spacious park. There was plenty of room for us to have a picnic, fly kites, hike, climb, and chase the grandson around. There's tons of playground equipment and a mini train to take passengers around the park. Lots of people were there with their dogs, but everyone seemed to have their animals in check.... More

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