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Barton Springs Pool

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Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512 867-3080
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu 5:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Wed 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Swimming
Description: Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone...
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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Great spot to cool off

Great place for the family. Great tanning spot. Just heads up the water stays extremely cold all year long. Good place to escape from the heat in the summer days.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Ralf G
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great place for the family. Great tanning spot. Just heads up the water stays extremely cold all year long. Good place to escape from the heat in the summer days.

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I loved this place. Was on a weekend getaway trip to Austin and decided to check out this spot. Completely loved the place. Be it with friends or family, I recommend a visit to this place for 2 to 3 hours. Do take your swim gear, there is a diving board too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to experience natural springs for a moderate price point. Also, if you come early enough they don't charge and you can stay the whole day. Works out well if you love to spend a day zoning out!

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The water is always clean and cool, and it's almost impossible for it to be too crowded. I do wish you were able to bring a cooler in, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice trails we rented a bike and rode around. Pretty sites. It was still too cold to swim, so we just stepped into the spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I came to run here a couple days ago and I could not be happier with the view, or the feel of the cool water. I ran a couple miles and as I walked back to my car, I stood in the water to cool off a little. It felt really nice. This wasn't the first time I came either.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Generations of Texans have spent lazy afternoons at Barton Springs. Shallow end for families w/ young kids, "the hill" across the water from the main entrance for college students, young adults. I've spent an afternoon swimming there nostalgically w/ my 90 yo father in law. The whole of the place is great for people watching and will cool you off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

An absolute Austin must. Every type of person from every walk of life. Beautiful water laid back atmosphere

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Love every minute of it. It is difficult to get in and not for the faint of heart, but it's such clean, clear water. Quite exhilarating! OPEN ALL YEAR LONG! Free from October to March. Free to get in when it first opens and the last hour before it closes.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped by here for a few hours with a group of friends. What a great place to go with family or friends, young and old. The set up is really nice, parking seemed plenty and the water was really nice. Bathrooms were clean and there was plenty of room for everyone. They had a diving board and some cliffs to... More 

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