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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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Austin's version of NY's Central park, only better.

Zilker Park is on the river in Austin and also at the junction of where Barton Springs natural swimming pool empties into the Colorado River. This is probably one of the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zilker Park is on the river in Austin and also at the junction of where Barton Springs natural swimming pool empties into the Colorado River. This is probably one of the top swimming pools in the world with its crystal clear spring water, but beware in that it is very cold. The park is large and has lots of room... More 

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austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Results are is probably the most famous park in Texas. This is the home of the famed Barton Springs Pool. This pool is quite large and a springfed. There is no chlorine in the pool whatsoever. The park offers a great deal of amenities. There are soccer fields, baseball fields, and great hiking trails. Adjacent to the park is the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi to all the members We were visiting austin tx and were to told to visit zilker park and boy were we happy real nice play for the whole family and specially for the kids they have so much to do . The have train rides which my son loved and have a lot of areas for the kids to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to walk, run, bike, swim, kayak, take the dog, or just relax. Its a real big park with lots of people doing all sorts of things. Definitely a nice break from the city. You can also go for a nice pool day. We enjoy just walking around the park and getting in our steps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is great and huge There are so many different areas to enjoy the outdoors in. You can hike, run, play volleyball, swim in the river or the swimming pool. Really cool place if you love the outdoors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is always something to do at Zilker. The train is a hit with the kids as well as the playground. There is always A FESTIVAL OR MUSIC OR JUST A GREAT PLACE TO THROW A FRISBBY WITH FRIENDS. Austin is lucky to have such a park in its center.....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't visit Austin without going to Zilker Park. It has wonderful trails. The river runs through it. You can picnic. For a price, you can visit the excellent pool or rent a canoe. But for me, I just like to go and sit and relax and enjoy nature,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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