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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 #8 of 160 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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...
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Swimming
Hours:
Thu 5:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Wed 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Ithaca, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Austin to visit family and friends, and went to Barton Springs. It is such a cool place in the middle of downtown Austin. They do a good job of keeping it clean by not allowing food or drinks. It's a great place to take children.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely spot in Austin-there is an amazing rock formation that you can hike through-a great place to cool off on a hot day too!

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Clifton, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Goosebumps thinking about the water temperature. Been visiting the pool and Zilker Park since my parents brought me here in the '50s. My kids and their kids enjoy the park and pool now. Many good memories over the years!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was amazed to see swimmers in December. The water was much warmer than I had expected. Still a little too cold for myself but I think the kiddos could tolerate it just fine.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A great swimming experience . They were repairing the facilities some time last year . I'm sure it will be open for summer 2015 . Zilker Park surrounds Barton Springs and is a truly great visit all no its own .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I just fell into the cool waters of Barton Springs for the rush of adrenaline but there is so much more here that spring waters. Native wildlife in the deeper parts of the pool are fun to view with goggles and hanging out on a float is the perfect way to spend a few hours. Afterwards, walk up to Barton... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I LOVE the natural springs, it seemed less clear than when I used to go every weekend when I lived there in the 80s and 90s, but could just be me. Well worth checking out if you are a "water baby" like me.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Bring your towel, mask & fins! Swim & dive to see beautiful caves and fish that are in 40 ft visibility of 68* crisp clear water when it's 100* in Austin Texas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Definitely worth the visit if you're going around zilker park or the lake. We didn't end up swimming as we didn't bring our gear but the entry was free (I'm guessing due to cooler weather) and it was nice to just dip our feet in and relax a bit. Good to note that there were signs up recommending footwear in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It was a crisp 36 degrees and the water was amazing! We went around 11:30 am and took the plunge. This is the second year we have done this! The water was steaming and it looked absolutely beautiful! People of all walks were out! There was no charge for this event to get in thanks to Save Our Springs. They... More 

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