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Zilker Metropolitan Park

Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746 (South Austin)
Phone Number: 512-472-4914
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Ranked #9 of 161 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

There's grass... There are people sunbathing and walking their dogs. It's a nice place to real if you live in the city, but it's not a "destination" worth going to see. Head there if it's a sunny day and want to relax. Otherwise it's not a must-see.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Reminded me of my alma mater - Madison WI - a spacious green space with walking paths and bridges along the rivers, a small train, and lots of people out enjoying the 70-degree sunny day in late January. Armed with sporting equipment, friends and family, and their dogs, a large population settled into this great park for a Sunday afternoon... More 

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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Its super big, and has a lake where you can do kayak and other activities, its beautiful if you want to take pictures. Near there's a foodtruck park with a variety of options to eat.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

There are so many free attractions in Austin. Zilker park is one of them. We also visited the Nature and Science Center there at Zilker Park. I was shocked that it is also free to visit. It was so nice, even in the winter. Donations are accepted and we felt that it was worth a good donation. Can't wait to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lovely walkways. Beautiful scenic area. Peaceful and quiet even when filled with others. Can be quite busy at times, but perfectly safe,

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Maybe the park is okay, but Austin Parks and Rec treats visitors really badly. I went for the 2015 USA Cyclocross National Championships, an event the city of Austin bid for and one more than 2 years in advance. For some reason, they hosted a bike race in a park with legally protected trees, but didn't tell the people designing... More 

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
106 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great park located in central Austin between downtown Austin and the Socall district. Adjacent to Lady Bird Lake, plenty of hiking and biking trails. This park was added to the national register of historical places in 1997.

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Columbus, Ohio
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104 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A friend of mine told me there is always something going on there and there certainly was. We walked around the course for the U.S. National Cycling Championship which was starting the next day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went to the light show just before Christmas, it was fantastic.was well organised and not expensive. The pedicab ride to the park was an unforgettable experience.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A cannot miss sight at Christmas. The lights are beautiful and it's a great experience to stand under the tree and look up trying not to get dizzy.

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