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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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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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amazing, cool, currently flooding

Used to swim 2 miles here every morning. Water is cold, feels great. An Austin institution. Great place to beat the heat. Barton Creek has been running 12' above flood stage so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Used to swim 2 miles here every morning. Water is cold, feels great. An Austin institution. Great place to beat the heat. Barton Creek has been running 12' above flood stage so Barton Springs will be closed up for awhile while they clean out the mud and debris. A do not miss spot in Austin when in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

So, should you be in Austin, you must see this place to believe it. It is absolutely surreal. Contrary to popular belief..., Dreams do come true. Hard to describe because it is just so dam cool...,Kind of like the water! One of the best dreams we ever had together. C & C - Valatie, NY

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Rockford, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This "pool" is actually a modified part of the river which is a great place to swim and cool off on a hot Austin day. Just downriver from the pool are some gentle waterfalls and an area that is open to the public and free, and allows dogs as well. In many ways the free area is even more of... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Was there after a huge storm the night be fore and the creek was a torrent. Regardless though, so cool to have this right in town. Great park - hope to actually swim next time!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had some time to burn before getting on the plane so we stopped by. The pool looks amazing. It was January so it was to cold to get in but there were probably a dozen or so people doing laps. We walked though the little museum. It was neet to see where the water comes from and where it... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

How often do you find a city with a natural spring running through it? Even if you prefer water to be warmer than 67 degrees Fahrenheit, just pay the few bucks and jump in. One cannonball and a five minute swim, and you'll feel exhilarated for the rest of the day! (FYI- It's free and much more low key between... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Barton Springs Pool is an Austin original a must see at least once if your a resident or visiting the area. Located next to Zilker park, this beautiful pool is rather large with a diving board, they have a snack bar, play ground and a train for the kids. If you don't want to eat at the snack bar, then... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took my kids here one Saturday having never visited but known about for years. Was much bigger then I imagined and was actually really nice. Kind of throws you back in time with the old locker rooms and layout. Was cost friendly and my young kids loved every minute. Would visit again.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Barton Springs Pool is such a cool treasure for the people of Austin. We visited on a 90-degree Saturday while UT was still in session, so there was an enormous and wildly inefficient line to get in. The hourlong wait (like so many other places in Austin) was the only negative, possibly along with not allowing outside food or beverage,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Awesome place to bring the whole family! Snokeling is great and the water is refreshing! Definitely a must to do!

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