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Barton Springs Pool

Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
Phone Number: 512 867-3080
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Ranked #11 of 142 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Swimming
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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.

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Situated near a Bcycle docking station, we checked out the Barton Springs Pool. Wow - even in November there were hardy folks swimming in the pool. This place must be heaven on a hot summer day.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Have known about about Barton Springs for while so decided to check it out with my nephews this past summer. Yet another of Austin's jewels. First treated the boys to a delightful train ride then went in to check out the springs. What a great place to cool off in the Texas summers. The water was a tad too cold... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful natural setting. Largest natural swimming pool in US. No entrance fee in November. Home to the endangered Barton Springs salamander.

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very unusual swim spot entirely formed with in a natural stone depression in the river. Closed on Thursdays for cleaning but you can still visit for the view. An Austin destination since the Twenties.

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Austin, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Exactly like it sounds, go on a warm/hot day, take a big blanket and some towels, lay out and warm up on the grassy knoll area that's been redone then take a dive off the diving board into some chilly but beautiful water.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On a hot October day we visited the pool. It's more like a man-made lake. Evidently the fresh water springs up naturally under the diving board. The water is quite cool but there is a shallower area off to one side that is several degrees warmer. There are weeds and whatnot growing in the pool so don't expect a chlorinated,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The cold fresh water and a sunny day could be a grate afternoon, bring a book and a bottle of red wine.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Barton Springs is a natural wonder ! Cold ,spring fed .... Definitely a place stop when visiting Austin

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love the Barton Springs Pool. Only downside is how busy it can get. My wife and were there on a random afternoon on a weekday in the summer and it wasn't too busy, however, I know it's busy on the weekends. The water is cold, which is awesome on a hot summer day. Great place for laying out on... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In a beautiful setting you will swim in cool and very refreshing spring water . It is very appreciated in hot Texan summer This popular place is a Land mark in Austin

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