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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 143 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Biking, Walking
Owner description: Home to Barton Springs, the Zilker Eagle, a large playscape, and four hundred acres of sports...
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Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Biking, Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

You can spend a whole day at Zilker Park. There is a river crossing the park where you can do stand up paddle or kayak. It is also an option to rent a bike and go through the whole park by cycling - which i did, and strongly recommend. I always like the bike option as you can see more,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A loving, warm and active place quietly settled within the city boundaries. In close vicinity of 6th street and lot of eateries o grab a quick bite after your excursion.

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San Francisco, Ca
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This park is so large! There are many activities in the park. I mostly walked around, and ended up walking through an ultimate frisbee course. Random! Nice place to relax, picnic, or exercise.

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We drive from San Antonio to Austin just for Zilker Park. We've rented a canoe several times and paddled around with our dog. Beautiful city-scape. Also love the busy walking trails and off-leash area where the dog can swim. There are places to swim for free near Barton Springs. Easy walking access to Congress Bridge to watch the bats. We... More 

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Putnam Valley, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We enjoyed the train ride around the park, they were setting up for Christmas events and it was fascinating.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We hiked the trail along the river from Spyglass Road to Barton Springs Pool. The entrance is steep and rocky, but it is fairly flat and easy hiking, once you reached the actual trail. Very pretty in the fall, and there are places you could wade out into the water, or step across on rocks.

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Harlingen, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The park and the surrounding area are the ideal spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors especially in mild weather - fall, winter and spring. I highly recommend visiting the Japanese Gardens designed and created by Isamu Taniguchi in 1969. He spent 18 months transforming 3 acres of rugged caliche into a peaceful Japanese garden. The Bridge to Walk over... More 

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belmont, california
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Found ourselves here as we walked the trail but most of the park was closed as they readied for their "holiday festival of lights". Rode the kiddie train 'round it all which was ok. Kids enjoyed it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Loved the park setting for the festival! Its a beautiful park along the water and we really enjoyed the festival.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Large park, great for walks, running and relaxing. Great walking and jogging trail. There's a play ground and the Zilker Zephyr miniature train. An enjoyable ride for both children and adults.

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