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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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It was a great day, the water was clear and calm. We rented kayaks and spent the entire day on the water.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a great day, the water was clear and calm. We rented kayaks and spent the entire day on the water.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent park with many options for hiking, biking, picnicking, kayaking, sup, etc. It's a popular spot, but vast enough so that you don't feel overwhelmed with crowds. Although the pool was very crowded, so we opted not to go there.

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Fiumicino, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's one of my favorite place in Austin. You can go to the Barton Springs Pool and then play Beach Volley in the park.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it was an awesome day doing kayak at ziker park in austin texas with your friends and family. (summerly fun)

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a few hours here. First going to, but not in Barton Springs, and just walking around that general area. They do take their friesbie sports seriously here. Then I went across Barton Springs road to Lou Neff road and found lots of parking. I walked the trail along Barton spring to where it fed into the Colorado river... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove through the entire park. Lot's of areas to have a little privacy. We played on a field that was pretty open sprinkled with some nice big trees for shade. We flied kites, played soccer and blew bubbles with our kids. It was a lovely time!

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has the best vistas of the Austin skyline and some really pleasant walks alongside the river and in the coolness of the shady trees. Really pleasant overall and recommended for iconic views of Austin.

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we rented bikes and road all over the place, it is a lot of fun and very pretty park. we did not ride the train , but it looked fun for the smaller kids. great way to spend the day .

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park but hard to find parking. Difficult to access if you have mobility problems. Traveled with older relative who had problems walking longer distances so would not recommend for this type of person.For myself, it was serene and had many options for different activities. Perfect place to be outdoors and active.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The miniature train is adorable and a very fun ride! You get the see the whole park and over look the water. The playground appears to be well-maintained and the equipment looks so fun for kids of all ages.

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