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Mount Bonnell

3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Ranked #23 of 184 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
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Owner description: Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place to go if you are passing, but there's not much to keep you occupied for long. There are two ways to the top, up many stairs or to the right you can walk up the path which was much easier. When you get there the views are beautiful. We only spent about an hour there... More

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Made a trip to Austin this weekend to visit family, and we made a trip to the top of Mount Bonnell. Wonderful view!!

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Cypress, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited Austin (love the city) this last weekend, and decided to take a hike up Mt Bonnell. The views are beautiful. View of the Colorado River on one side and the Austin skyline on the other. Would definitely recommend.

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Frankfort, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a great little excursion when in Austin. If you climb to the top, there's a gazebo at the pinnacle where you overlook beautiful views of Austin, the river and the surrounding area. Well worth the visit!

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Austin, Texas
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42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I agree with other reviews from people of how nice a spot this is in Austin. Take time to go climb the stairs and walk around to see the amazing view of homes on Lake Austin. the Pennybacker Bridge and the Austin Skyline but be careful where you walk so not to fall!

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Richardson, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After climbing the 106 stone steps to the top of the mount, the views of Lake Austin and the surrounding hills were great!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

In my time I lived in Austin, I went for all three of my birthdays plus a couple extra times. This is my favorite place in Austin because it's a pretty view of the city, the lights, and the river below. There are some stairs to get the top, but most healthy individuals shouldn't have a problem. Great photo op,... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Mount Bonnell is a small park where there are great views of the Colorado River, the Austin skyline and some beautiful homes that are located on the river’s edge. We walked up the stairs to the viewing platform but if we do this again, we’ll start at the north end of this small park and walk up the gradual path... More

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Cordele, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I'm not particularly a fan of the Austin area, but I was able to go here with some family members and found it to be a pleasant attraction. Be prepared to obviously climb to the top for a nice view of the surrounding area and the river.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A lovely place to visit. A short hike to the top and a wonderful panaromic view. A perfect photo op location. It provides a great view of the river and sprawling mansions. No matter the crowd, you can always find a quiet spot to enjoy the scenery!!

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