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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 #10 of 182 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I rented bikes from Mellow Johnny's (highly recommend) and rode them around the river walk to Barton Springs. This was a lot of fun and works up a sweat so you can brave the absolutely frigid water...even in 100 degree weather! Barton Springs is so unique and a fun Austin experience. I recommend bringing water shoes for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First time to Barton spring and I was impressed it was a great way to spend an afternoon in the hot Austin Summer. The water as everyone say's is chilly, but refreshing and it an experience getting in the water. It was no problem finding an area to lay a blanket out and people watch a enjoy a sunny afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had such a nice visit here. Cash only for entrance fee and concessions. Stayed at the W hotel - but the pool there was not really our scene - and had read about this - so took an Uber ride over and relaxed for a couple hours on a hot afternoon. Very peaceful, and friendly, and civilized. No radios... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We love this place. We go there very time we visit Austin. It is unique and fun. The facilities are "A" but not posh. The area is very clean and they host big crowds. It is a natural spring swimming pool that is huge! We are grateful that there are those who protect this natural wonder. What a treasure.

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Austin, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If it's hotter than you can stand it and want to cool off really quick, then Barton Springs pool is the best way to do it. Crystal clear and cold. 68-71 degrees, this will make you catch your breath. Nestled in Zilker Park, shaded by grand trees, this is a must see for visitor and people moving to the area.... More

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Edna, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Went on a weekday in September and it wasn't crowded. Shockingly cold water was wonderful on this hot sunny day. I wouldn't have been comfortable going in the water at all if the temperature hadn't been in the 90's. Unique and affordable experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's true what they say, don't ease in or test the water first, just jump in. No diving though or you get told off, oops! The day we visited it was very hot so this was really refreshing. It is $4 for a non-resident and $3 for a resident. There are grass banks on both of side of the pool... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great place to chill out, tan, meet people, and have a nice swim. The diving board is a lot of fun! Super cheap also. Don't bring food the red ants will find it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I would always recommend taking a dip in Barton Springs. Just be really careful how you swim. I saw a girl try to jump in and almost knock herself out on a rock.

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Austin, TX
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The good stuff: this is a fabulous place with fresh, clean and chilly water. When I was in school here in the early 70's this was our favorite summer time hangover cure spot. First, we would eat lots of BBQ and drink about a half-gallon of iced tea. Then we would go to Barton Springs and lay out in the... More

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