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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 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Zilker trails are well used in the cooler evening hours...lots of joggers, bicyclists, dog walkers. There are some great views of the Colorado River and downtown Austin. The trails are well kept and scenic.

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Kona-Hawaii
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It is a beautiful park. So well laid out for the Austin City Limits Concert. We walked around and loved the trails for bicycling and also leading out to the lake. What a fabulous way to enjoy a park near Austin.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lots of great events go on here, as well as evening and weekend sports, however don't even think about driving here on the weekend or for a big event! Parking is very limited. I recommend bike/ taxi/ or bus

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Its a park along the river, what's not to like right? It borders the hike and bike trail, and has access to several spots to rent canoes, kayaks, and standup paddle boards. There was a kiddie train but my last few trips I didn't see it running. Great place to fly a kite, bring your dog, play a pick up... More

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Its a great place to go for swimming in a natural pool. The place is well maintained and has a minimal charges for visitors ($2 for locals and $3 for non-Americans). But go there only if you to swim, coz naural pools arent for amateur swimmers. It written that that there are no life guards, but i could see that... More

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USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beautiful park!!! Northern part of the park (Rock Island) is huge and everyone is doing what they want to do! Playing with their dogs, reading books, playing sand volleyball, painting, practicing music instruments, e.t.c. It's big enough so you don't need to worry if you bother someone or not. Near the natural pool there is pretty nice playground and a... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We rented a tandem kayak and paddled around for about an hour exploring the river. It was labor day so it was packed but it was fun to see all the people paddle boarding and canoeing and having fun.

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Something for everybody at Zilker; a leisurely day in the park, attend concerts and major "events" that Austin is famous for.

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Miller Place, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Zilker is a great park that is free to enter and free to park. People rent paddle boats as the park is alongside a lake. You can swim too. Many people jogging as well. Nice place to relax. Dog friendly too!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great place to visit in Austin, especially with kids. Plenty of parking and offers decent amount of shaded areas. The playscape is good for kids.

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