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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746 (South Austin)
512-472-4914
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Ranked #11 of 180 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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Southern US
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

For my small children, the large playground and the Rock Island were the big hits. This park has extensive greenspace for running and playing, plus the Zephyr (mini-train), the gardens, the Nature and Science Center (with Dino Pit!), the outdoor theater, and more! We didn't go to the Barton Springs pool, but did splash in the creek just below the... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went for Blues on the Green and it was very cool. Easy to get to, walking distance (long walk) from Downtown. Highly recommend going to check out whatever events they have.

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a true gem of Austin. This park has everything, playgrounds, athletics fields, hiking, great views, concert areas, a kid's train, barton springs, a lake (well, river), boat and kayak rentals. We are here many times a week. Check online for the events, the blues nights (Wed) are a big deal with huge crowds. Other events (orchestra/plays) are smaller... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I got to the park early to run the beautiful trails that go for miles along the lake. It was wonderful and I felt safe while I was there. There are lots of other runners but it doesn't feel crowded. A great morning run and a great memory.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We thought the barton springs would be more like a place you could get your feet wet...not like a swimming pool where you need your bathing suit. We were not prepared. If you want to see the botanical garden, go earlier. It closes at this6:30 Played on the playscape so kids had fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Beautiful garden, views, fun activities. Whole family enjoyed canoeing, the mini train ride, and the playard.

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Natal
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Zilker Park accommodates so many good things to do. There are free concerts during the summer, the Barton springs Pool sits on its grounds, nice trails, family fun. Don't miss it!

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Austin, Texas
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44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Bring your dog, a frisbee, a book, a blanket, a bathing suit [for Barton springs], a volleyball, a friend, a foe. You can do every imaginable activity here from gawking at the moon tower, listening to live music, or riding a train, to participating/watching any sport. There are plenty of trees for shade, fitness buffs, fitness buff wannabes, and everyone... More

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Cambridge, UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

great place with lots to do. Great green space, family and kid friendly. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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Georgetown, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a great park with plenty to do and see. The playground area is awesome, my kids loved it. We also went on the Zilker Train ride through the park, kids wanted to go a second time :) The weather was hot but with plenty of shade and Barton Springs pool near by you really cant go wrong.

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