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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 183 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What a great day out in the August heat - however the water was absolutely freezing - definitely worth a visit !!

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Jensen, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Very interesting, its like a very very large swimming pool but with seaweed, algae, small fish, and 60 degree water! Had a blast coming here with friends, water is very refreshing especially in hot 100 degree summer weather. Bring cash with you. Parking is a bit of a hassle, it is $5 to park. For adults it is $3 for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Very pretty, spring fed and COLD water, perfect for the mid 90s in August in Austin. Very inexpensive and a lot of fun.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If your looking for a nice cool natural area to swim, tan, or hangout this is the place Austin is known for! Friendly people and you can tan topless if you dare!

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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I went with some friends on a Saturday just to relax and chill out. It was my first day in Austin so I was expecting intense heat, but there was actually a really pleasant breeze all day. I didn't indulge in the pool but two of us did. It wasn't overly busy, but when we left at around 2pm it... More

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Austin, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Barton Springs is known throughout the country. It's a natural spring where the American Indians planned much of their day. Cold water year round. A study room of nature and environmental concerns. Please the park better than you found it. No smoking and no drinking.

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Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Extremely interesting, its like the piscine de Ramos in Brazil, but clean. rsrsrsrs. Went there in the summer and find amazing how they swin together the pets outside. Inside, pets are not allowed and the poll is good

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South San Francisco, California
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A beautiful swimming hole, it looks like everyone was relaxed and having a good swim or float. Nice to see Life Guards, at least three of them . It looks like entry can be reached from both sides of the springs.

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Helotes, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I am a cold water lover. I feel exhilarated while swimming at Barton Springs!!! Best time to go is when the sun is out and the temperature is around 100 degrees. I always take a nap afterwards.

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We enjoyed the historical aspect of this primitive pool. It felt great on the 100 degree day. Don't expect swimming pool perfection. It is a natural area with plants and some dirt on the bottom. There are lifeguards present.

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