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Barton Springs Pool

2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
512 867-3080
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Ranked #13 of 180 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Hot Springs/ Geysers
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Swimming
Owner description: Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone pool, fed by several underground springs, for everything from fishing and... more » Owner description: Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone pool, fed by several underground springs, for everything from fishing and swimming to baptisms and beauty pageants. « less
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dublin, ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There's a lot of people. Cheap entrance and lots of parking. Clean and fun! I did not swim but we did watch a lot of swimmers doing their olympic dives :).

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The temperature was nice during the 90 degree weather, but the smell reminded all of us of a zoo. Give me a northside beach in Dennis, MA any day.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My best friend and I checked out this spot while in Austin this past weekend. What an unexpected little treasure. Very cool...will definitely visit again.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's been around forever, and costs only $3 for a constant temperature of somewhere between 65-68 (everyone has a different number). There are a lot of trees to shade you, a diving board for a little extra fun and it's a great chance for people watching. Dogs are not allowed in the area, and perhaps the reviews mentioning this (and... More

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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Hubby and one of our children had visited this place in a previous trip and went on and on about how much they enjoyed their time there. Hence, it was planned in our schedule on this trip. Glad we did. A wonderfully unique place in Austin. Children had a wonderful time at this natural spring fed lake with lifeguards &... More

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San Diego, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you want "SECOND-HAND LUNG CANCER," pitbulls, and the morbidly obese, this is the place for you! Being from CA., where smoking is banned in parks, beaches, lakes, stores, restaurants, schools, we were disgusted by the amount of smokers here. 30%+ of the people were smoking- and it's not allowed! There is a very tiny "No Smoking" sign that is... More

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Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The kids had a blast swimming in this pool. Lots of fun on a warm Austin day. They have a nice diving board set up. This is a nice change from the more typical chlorinated pool, and the surrounding park is terrific.

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Highland Village, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is the perfect spot to cool down on a hot day in Texas! This natural spring fed lake 9With pool sides, lifeguards & a diving board) is a must see if you are visiting the Austin area. The water is chilly but it is exactly what you need & SO refreshing. It is also very clear. Bring some towels... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The only thing missing the day we went to Barton Springs/Zilker Park was our beach bag crammed with towels, sunscreen, bathing suits and water shoes! On our family vacation we discovered Barton Springs at the end of our trip. It is one of the most unique places I have ever been. We: explored the park | rode the little train... More

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Coldspring, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

A must do when in austin, the best thing is to just dive in. The family love this place. I would advise wear watershoes because of he limestone bottom (natural spring). So come in folks the waters fine a nice 68 degrees lol

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