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Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746 (South Austin)
512 477 8672
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Ranked #21 of 178 attractions in Austin
Type: Gardens
Description: Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Not the most looked after gardens I've ever visited, but the kids loved running around. Especially in all of the caves and secret places in the Japanese gardens. Good way to burn an hour or so. The cost is $3 per person 12 and up, and $1 per person 12 and under.

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Austin, Tx
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The flowers and landscaping are always top notch here. l It is a definite must see especially in the spring. The kids love it, we love it. We love all the bridges and waterfalls, the rocks to walk across the water, it's a fun relaxing time.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We recently moved from the area and went back for a weekend. I love strolling through nature trails, gardens, and forests. This facility is very well maintained and will surprise you with the variety of plants they grow.

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Gonzales, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I went here a lot as a child with my parents. And now as an adult it is still great but not quite as interesting to me. Right now the flowers are great but in the winter and heat of summer it is not very nice.

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Columbia, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This garden area encompasses about the same area as a my backyard. I do believe that the parking lot was bigger than the gardens. In St. Louis, we have a garden that is just massive so when a large city claims to have a great Botanical garden, I am expecting something at least as big if not bigger. This place... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife and I actually parked on the wrong side of this park looking for the miniature train. We walked through this beautiful garden & then realized we didn't wanna cross a busy street towing our son behind. You want to do this garden but you do NOT want to go off the main trail using the stroller.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Anytime of year Zilker Garden is an amazing and peaceful place to visit. Take time to smell the roses.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Some of my first memories of Austin are in the Zilker Gardens ... Mr. Taniguchi was alive then and he still spent time in his wonderful oriental garden. I spent many days just wandering through the gardens and still do so today. The ever evolving garden changes and should be visited frequently. I wonder if they still have Mr. Taniguchis... More

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

unique and wonderful brilliant and unusual all natural and all GOD. Such a grand way to spend you afternoon and refreshing peaceful

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Indianapolis, IN
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Okay, the only thing I didn't like was how loud it is since there is a highway just behind it. But having said that, the park is wonderful, affordable and gives you great views of the city so I would still highly recommend it.

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