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Barton Springs Pool

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Neighborhood: South Austin
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Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512 867-3080
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Thu 5:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Wed 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone...

Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone pool, fed by several underground springs, for everything from fishing and swimming to baptisms and beauty pageants.

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Beautiful place any time of the year. Be warned the water is chilly in the spring. Take the train it will take you around zilker park.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful place any time of the year. Be warned the water is chilly in the spring. Take the train it will take you around zilker park.

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Thank Michelle M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good family, couple or solo spot to enjoy austin's natural springs. take a picnic or order food from the trucks nearby. No eating inside of the park but the area lends to multiple table or none tabled accommodations. you'll enjoy in the hot summers a lil better if you take a dip in the water. All levels as well as... More 

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Thank i F
Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A natural spring that people flock to all year round. The water is crystal clear and cool. Public changing rooms and restrooms, exhibit area and bike parking. A popular place for all ages. Free admission in the winter.

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Thank Urbanite2015
Arkansas
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great little place to go and sit by the cold water. Lots of people watching can be done here as well.

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Louisiana
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Austin the last weekend in December, on a whim, for a 4 day getaway. We loved how pet friendly Austin is! This was my first visit. After a long day of site seeing we settled into our hotel and watched the local news....the news anchor went on with all the local events, they were... More 

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Rosemont, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The spring was pretty didn't expect the water to be so cold,decent food but the bee's were annoying.The staff were friendly no complaints at all!

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Thank grace428
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love it. There is so much to do there and the people are very friendly. If you don't know the city very well, this would be a great place to visit and mingle.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in January so it wasn't really crowded, but this park is a wonderful blend of man made and natural spaces. The pool was being used by many for lap swimming and the grass mounds surround the pool was great for getting some sun and reading a book

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Thank Brian K
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New Year's Polar Bear swimming has become a family tradition. It is wonderful to see all the different generations interacting with each other.

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Mojave, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The water was sooooo cold even in the middle of August, but it was a cool experience. There are so many people. They have a diving board which I was too chicken to try. The floor was slimy. They have hillsides where you can just sit and people watch.

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