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Zilker Metropolitan Park

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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: 512-472-4914
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Home to Barton Springs, the Zilker Eagle, a large playscape, and four...

Home to Barton Springs, the Zilker Eagle, a large playscape, and four hundred acres of sports fields and woodlands, Zilker Park is a popular weekend destination.

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Great park!

There is so much to do here - swimming, relaxing, 20-minute train ride, concerts, playscape. Don't miss it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is so much to do here - swimming, relaxing, 20-minute train ride, concerts, playscape. Don't miss it!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're into nature, this is the place for you. The natural water is very refreshing in the hot summer months. The water temperature is 69 degrees which is cold for some people. But this is something you just have to try if you're in Austin.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very nice park, great views of the city. Plenty of picture opportunities. Lots of people paying with their dogs, a few learning tricks with Frisbees. People setting up easels to paint, I suspect the skyline that is visible from the park. The last time I visited this park was during ACL Music Festival, and what a difference. Its a... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zilker Metropolitan Park is a nice place for a day out in the fresh air along the river. It offers a variety of play areas and places to just relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk, stick your feet in the creek or the river, bring a picnic, join a pick up game of soccer, or ride the kiddy train around the perimeter to check out the majority and the extent of the park.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love to hike this green belt. Great place to hike, bike, jog, swim, family fun, take a nap, watch a play, eat ice cream or just look at the sky. In October it turns into a giant concert when ACL takes over. The natural spring fed pool is great. You can hike for mile and swim just as far.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family really enjoyed all the hiking and biking trails at this park. We also rode the train and had a popsicle treat. This park and get pretty crowded during a festival or music event. Make sure to bring plenty of water.

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Kentwood, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park was huge! Make sure to park in the area you plan to visit or be prepared to do a lot of walking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zilker park has been an Austin staple for years! A must see for families, couples, or a solo outing. The playgrounds are magical, the train ride is fun, the water is clear and cool. Take a dip in the water on the "freebie" side or venture in to the paid pool side. Either way you will be delightfully refreshed on... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Park is very large with lots to do, we stumbled on a nature center that was free, and had a lot there, like a small zoo. This park also has lots of events, some are free and some are outrageous priced. Overall it's a good experience, driving there and leaving the traffic is ridiculous, not because of the park ,but... More 

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