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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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We did not get to swim there because it was too cool outside, but it was an amazing and beautiful lace to visit and I would love to return someday.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Bonnie T
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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We did not get to swim there because it was too cool outside, but it was an amazing and beautiful lace to visit and I would love to return someday.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It was a very nice experience. I did not realize it was clothing optional. A very beautiful place but the water was freezing. Bring your snorkel gear!

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Norcross, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Not that $4 bucks is much, but if you go outside the fence it is free. Really cool site and the water and pool area super clean!

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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lifeguard on duty, nice clean surroundings. Good for a hot day out in the park. Parking nearby is free

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Love the fact that it's clothing optional in the uncovered locker room area. Such a nice place to spend the afternoon alone or with friends.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When it is clean and the crowd is not so heavy this is the ultimate place to grab a refreshing dip and some rays . . .

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk around and learn about how this natural phenomenon obtains water from surrounding ecosystem. Little picnic spots outside entrance to enjoy a snack after a refreshing swim in the springs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a great place to enjoy the scenery and take a dip in a natural spring converted to an outdoor swimming pool. The locals (college crowd) makes this a weekend hotspot so if you are looking for that atmosphere go there on friday- sunday. If you would rather be alone go when the "kids" are in class early mornings monday... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Interesting folk. Pretty girls. Clean and fun. Go grab an ice pop outside, then go ride the Zilker Zephyr. It's really fun.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

People have enjoyed this spot for ages. The spring fed waters are chilly to some, so swimming is your own personal choice in the cooler months. There are ample places for laying out in the sun, changing and bathroom areas, and plenty to do in the rest of the park if needed. Heavy rains can cause the pool to be... More 

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