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Mount Bonnell

Address: 3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Ranked #15 of 160 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
Owner description: Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

After 8 years in Texas, we finally made our way to Mount Bonnell. With the weather being nice, it was something free to do on our day off. View overlooking the lake was nice. I would go back again.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to hike while visiting Austin. You can climb by steps or via paths on the hillside. When you get to the top you are rewarded with a breathtaking view of Austin and the river.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Once you arrive and park (for free), you will climb a bunch of stairs and be greeted with a great view of the Colorado River and downtown Austin. There is a little bit of hiking you can do here but you can make it longer by making several loops around the park once you figure out the various short trails... More 

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Belllingham, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Mt. Bonnell is an easily accessible attraction in the Austin area. You will have to walk up some stairs to get to the top, but its nothing that cannot be achieved by even the biggest couch potato. The top offers a few different locations that are great for taking pictures of Austin and the surrounding area. For out of town... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We took a mini vacation to Austin in December and found several free attractions to visit. Mount Bonnell was one of them. The views were beautiful and it did not cost anything. I would definitely recommend going there. I never knew this place existed when I lived in Austin several years ago. I searched things to do there and found... More 

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went to Mount Bonnell and it was great. The views of Austin and the Colorado River are spectacular. It is in the hill section of Austin which is rare for Texas. Took great pictures. Has some history to. Would recommend.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were told about this place by out-of-town family members who had seen it on a "things to do in Austin" list. Truthfully I never knew it existed. lol Glad they suggested it though, and that we made the trip. This is definitely one of the best views in Austin and is a nice little hike to the top (would... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is so awesome, impressive. Wow effect, you can see the Austin skyline from afar and the lake with those gorgeous homes. If you go to Austin dont miss this view. So clise to the capitol

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place had beautiful hikes/trails and the peacocks were gorgeous! You had a chance to get so close to them. I wish they did a better job with signs to guide you through the trails, but otherwise, it was fun and we had great views of the lake

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've heard of this view point and visited with my family. The 360 degree is great..be little careful when hiking up the steps to the mount. best time to visit is the evening during sunset. dont forget to bring you camera and a water bottle. :-)

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