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Zilker Botanical Garden

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Neighborhood: South Austin
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Address: 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: 512 477 8672
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Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid...

Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.

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A place to relax

The best time of the year to visit this place is certainly spring. Don't go there during the winter and expect flowers to be blooming... At summer, it won't be pleasant either for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Thatiana P
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best time of the year to visit this place is certainly spring. Don't go there during the winter and expect flowers to be blooming... At summer, it won't be pleasant either for the obvious reasons. Admission is only $3 per person. You'll take cool pictures in there and enjoy the fresh air. It has a nice souvenir store.

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Thank Thatiana P
Cedar Park, Texas
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81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Zilker gardens. Even if you have been there before, it is always enjoyable to walk around and view the various flora and fauna or just sit in a gazebo or on a bench and think, write, draw, etc. This is honestly a great little gem of a place, and FREE, and such a wonderful way to spend... More 

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Islamabad
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128 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 26 acre garden built in 1960 is one of the main attraction of Austin . It has many themed gardens within it , like the herb garden , rose garden , cactus garden , butterfly trail and oak grove. Over 100000 visitors come to the facility every year, with admission fee of dollar 2 for adults and dollar 1... More 

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Clifton, Tx
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many visits over the last 40 or so years. Each time is restful, beautiful, different-- enjoyable. Enjoy the seasonal events and the variety of flowers/plants.

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Kanata, Canada
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite lovely although there weren't many flowers as it was January when we visited. Lovely landscaping and nice gift shop. They had beautiful gifts although a bit pricey.

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Thank Mary L
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a peaceful little stop that we enjoyed so much. The colors of everything around us just kept us engaged. Got some great shots, and some nice time away from the craziness of the city.

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Jarrell, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We came for a program on monarch butterflies. What a delightful afternoon with my kids! They especially enjoyed the Japanese gardens. I enjoyed walking under the trees -- there aren't many places in Central Texas with trees like this.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We went here in December so not everything was in bloom but it was still a really nice place to visit. It is dog friendly so if your dog is on a leash and well behaved, it's a great place to go. This botanical garden was not flat and boring at all and had a lot of interesting features including... More 

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California
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The Zilker Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to visit when in Austin. A great variety of plants, old buildings and Japanese pond that are connected by walkways and paths. Only parts of garden are ADA compliant. You wander from beautiful spot to spot. I think I took most of my vacation photos here even though we had seen other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is a good thing to do if you like plants... but it is average. I did it once.. not doing it again.

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