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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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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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great walk with views of downtown

Boardwalk partially on top of the water with great downtown views. Busy with bikers and joggers. Easy parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Boardwalk partially on top of the water with great downtown views. Busy with bikers and joggers. Easy parking.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Interesting walk on a warm, sunny weekend day. Loads of happy runners, courteous bikers, colorful kayakers and paddle-boarders. Felt great to be in a city park so alive and friencly.

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Littleton, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a really fun time visiting the Botanic Gardens for the first time; we particulary enjoyed the massive Japanes Garden, wandering the many paths, jumping over stones in the koi ponds, smelling the many herbs in that garden. Have never heard of a prehistoric garden before so it was neat discovering that too. As in many botanic gardens, there were... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great for family day out. Plenty to keep everyone happy. We took a picnic, just be careful of wasps when eating. Small fee for train ride around the park. Large playground for kids. Barton Springs in same location for swimming (fee to pay) or for free if you don't want the swimming pool. Very refreshing and dogs are allowed in... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Zilker Park is a great place to go to just be outdoors and enjoy nature. My wife and I walked all over the park, through the different trails and really enjoyed ourselves. Barton Springs pool offers a place for visitors to go and swim in a natural pool and you can also rent kayaks and paddle boards to enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Really like trip advisor it was very helpful for me and my family... It was very time efficient and saved me a lot of time instead of phone calls

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were in Austin for Spring Break and rented a house in Zilker. Zilker Park was very close and we ended up spending a lot of time there in the week we were in Austin. The playground for the kids was large and fun. The trails and green spaces were very well maintained. I understand that it can get very... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

This is located in a very large area with many many fitness visitors and dogs. Traffic getting in and out seemed to be an issue when I was there. One stop sign that was backed up by 25 car's or more waiting to turn. There was adequate parking though

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The park is nothing special, mainly lain out in green grass. No flower beds, sitting areas etc. parking is free though.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Zilker is a beautiful, very large park in the middle of Austin. You can swim, ride a miniature train, let kids enjoy different play areas, relax at picnic tables or on the grass. At different times you might see a live play or a baseball game or soccer game. There are pavillions for use for gatherings. Just be careful to... More 

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