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“Pleasant, not extraordinary” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Zilker Botanical Garden

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746 (South Austin)
512 477 8672
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Ranked #21 of 143 Attractions in Austin
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.
Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Pleasant, not extraordinary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A peaceful stroll in a busy city. Small as botanical gardens go, reasonably well kept, Neat if you like this sort of thing. though I prefer the Ladybird Johnson wildflower center south of town.

Visited March 2014
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Silver Spring, MD
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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“Beautiful place - lovely walks.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We were here for a wedding tea - lovely grounds with interesting trails. Great for walking with kids, for a peaceful contemplation (without the kids!).

Visited May 2014
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Kitchener Ontario
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A great and peaceful place to stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was a lovely place to stroll about for an hour. Nothing particularly outstanding but very peaceful and lovely.

Visited May 2014
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Austin, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Gem in a busy city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A nice serene walk amid an otherwise busy city. I loved walking among the flowers and different areas just taking in the flowers and sights.
Wouldn't necessarily be a must do for me in Austin, but I definitely enjoyed it.

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Coppell, Tx
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“Island of tranquility.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Garden is really beautiful and can be enjoyed at your leisure. There is such a variety of plants and wildlife to enjoy, all displayed in beautiful surroundings with ponds, streams and waterfalls. I really enjoyed the prehistoric area and the butterflies. The entrance fee is minimal so hurry and visit before they realize what the true cost of such beauty is. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. There is a nice gift shop and meeting rooms are available for business getaways or weddings/receptions.

Visited April 2014
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