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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 #11 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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San Antonio, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is the place to be! COLD! COLD! And did I say COLD? water. But, nice, relaxing, fun people-watching kind of place. Packed up a picnic, took some friends and spent the day in the sun playing, reading and generally having a great time. A must while you are visiting Austin. If you have dogs, the park has an area... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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100 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Fabulous spring fed natural swimming pool. It is one of the coolest and unique pools I have ever visited. Make time in Austin for this one.

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Destin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Are you hot? Go to the springs to cool off. We enjoyed laying out and getting sun and dipping in the freezing water when we were too hot.

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Huddersfield, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You have not truly visited Austin if you have not visited Barton Springs - visiting the springs is a unique experience. In the short time that I was in Austin (4 nights), I visited 3 times - and I would keep going back repeatably if I could. The pool is fed by an underground aquifer, which provides beautiful water at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It was easy to take a cab from downtown - this cost around US$8. The place was very busy with a diverse range of people but it did not seem overcrowded. The water felt like it was straight out of the freezer so I could not bring myself to swim but I was told that it is about 69 degrees... More

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Dallas, TX
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've been going to this pool since I was a kid, so for about 30 years now. You cannot visit or live in Austin without going to Barton Springs Pool at least once. This is not your typical rec center or country club pool; this is a natural pool and while it has its man-made touches, it still feels as... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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