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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 #12 of 178 attractions in Austin
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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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It is closed for cleaning every Thursday. Bring a folding chair no booze allowed. The water is super cold great for a hot day. Go early this place gets packed.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I spent a very hot Texas afternoon at this natural springs pool. The water temperature is very cold 70 degrees and is fed by underground springs. On a hot day it is refreshing and fun to go to. There is a small fee and place to change and grassy areas around the pool to lay out. There are lifeguards during... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Love going here. Grass instead of concrete, diving board, wonderful local color. Warning: cold! it's always, always cold.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Barton Springs has had swimmers for thousands of years. Now you can join the fun. It's cheap and the cool water is a fabulous change to the summer heat. Also open to unofficial hijinks on summer evenings.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Austin, a visit to Barton Springs Pool is essential. Whether you actually dip into the pool (70 degrees year round) or just view from the exterior and visit the "springs", this is what Austin is all about -- the diversity of age, politics, religion, and wealth all come together to celebrate life and the environment. Awesome!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Likes: It's natural! Where else do you find a swimmin' hole downtown? If you go "off season" and at uncrowded times, Barton Springs Pool is a wonderful trip in the way-back machine. Yikes! Parking can be a challenge. It used to be free, but now there's a modest charge to park. Predictably, when the weather is warm, the place is... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The coldest water around is great in winter and summer. And a hike from there up Barton creek is the real thing.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Barton Springs is a wonderful place for families to visit and enjoy. Enjoy the spring, or the path for walking and biking, or the park. So much to do in one place! Bring a picnic lunch and make a day or it! If you have little ones...there is train ride that takes you around the park. I am not sure... More

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoy it while it lasts. The topless sunbathers are mostly gone, but there are occasional uninhibited sun worshippers. Dive down to the spring near the diving board and swim in front of it - it will blast you up to the surface while it freezes your nethers. If you have a dog, you can go down below the pool and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Cold, clear, and perfect. This place is just what the doctor ordered for summer in Texas. Clear deep clean water, occasional top optional for coeds and locals. Can't beat it!

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