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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 #18 of 400 things to do 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I wouldn't have normally gone to a park on a weekend trip, but I'm glad I did. I dipped my feet in the water, walked around, hung out on the grass. It was a good way to enjoy the warm afternoon sunshine.

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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Loved the train ride and dog park. Great walking biking trail. Good parking and free, not a lot of that in Austin.

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Kuala Lumpur
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is just like other typical park. A nice park. Nothing against this place but for visitors with not much time at hand. You can give this place a pass. Barton springs which is located within this park is a place you can dip and cool off.

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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
108 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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