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Zilker Metropolitan Park

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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
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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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Another amazing part of Austin

My family enjoyed walking the trails through this park along the Colorado River. There are options to rent bikes, many walk their dogs, and there is greenspace for playing with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family enjoyed walking the trails through this park along the Colorado River. There are options to rent bikes, many walk their dogs, and there is greenspace for playing with friends and/or pets.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park stretches along the river and is full of cool activities. We saw walking groups, segway tours, folks playing catch with their dogs going in and out of the water. There is a statue of Stevie Ray Voughn half way throughout the walk as well.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are atleast a small fan of dogs, this is a must to visit. Friendly, happy dogs abound! Lots of walking so have your sturdy walking shoes on. We were there on a Monday and were pleasantly surprised to see such a large group of people and their dogs enjoying an early January afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I nice way to get away from it all, have a picnic, jog and just take in the views. Suitable for all and lovely.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the park on Monday, right after ACL music fest. We walked down to the river early afternoon and it was not busy for a couple of hours then more people arrived later in the afternoon. We found our perfect little spot not too far from parking lot, swam, went paddle boarding and hung out with our dogs and... More 

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Brenham, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zilker Park isn't just about big events. It's a great park with many trails to enjoy with your family.

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are too many people and the trial is not wide enough. So you end up being herded through like cattle. If you wanted to stop and take a picture...good luck. Don't waste your money.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

my companion desired a festive outing for this season, ssoooo got tickets to the Trail of Lights preview, but just too cold to go (and had wonderful time staying warm!)...then the weather warmed up, so we did the Trail on Tuesday, suggest get the zippass, the stroll and lights were magical as is RHGEE as always, the lighting is very... More 

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Manor, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful event to experience with others. LOVE the lights and theme each year. Great memory for 2016.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nature, soccer, dogs and kites! Set along Town Lake, use the hike and bike trail to access or park along the drive inside the park. Beautiful grassy space for picnics or reading a book under one of the magnificent pecan trees

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