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“Barton Springs is beautiful.”

Zilker Metropolitan Park
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$49.00*
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Ranked #7 of 321 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: 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.
California
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Barton Springs is beautiful.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Large park with a train that takes you around. Be aware that the train ride will shut down early if there aren't too many people around. The natural waters of the Barton Springs pool are wonderful. Its incredible to see a natural pool the size of more than two Olympic pools. Its just $3 apiece to walk down to the pool area which is fenced off. Even if you don't wish to swim, its worth it to just go down and walk around.

Visited May 2013
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Buchanan Dam, Texas
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7 reviews
“Always Awesome When Flowers and Plants Bloom.”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I'm a photographer and love to capture the small world inside plants and flowers that most people don't see. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Great open area with plenty of walking!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Clean, very large park in the heart of the downtown Austin. Open air and plenty of green! Park is on both sides of the street. Free parking!

Visited April 2013
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New Jersey
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Botanical Garden at Zilker Park”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

With a $2.00 entrance fee, you can't beat this place! There is much to experience as you walk through the various sections of the park. Go at your own pace and enjoy all that this lovely pocket park offers.

Visited April 2013
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Wellington
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178 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“rent a bike and do the 10 mile loop”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Quiet, safe and beautiful. Gives you a real feel for Austin. I didn't go in the swimming area becasue it was too cold out but it sure looked like it would be great

Visited April 2013
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