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Barton Springs Pool
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Ranked #18 of 339 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 19, 2013

it has the most natural beauty surrounding the natural springs area-gob stopping gorgeous-fabulous place to cool down on a hot summers day!

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

How incredible to have such a wonderful site so close to the centre of Austin. We visited here with a local friend, and we were amazed at the place. Very educational about the limestone caves and great interaction for kids.

1  Thank mezandgaz
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Water was full of seaweed and was not as clear as was depicted. $5 to park then $3 for adults and $1 per child, just to get in and have no place to sit. Water did feel amazing because it is June in Texas. No coolers, alcohol, pets, toys, etc allowed in the actual park. We had to continue walking back and forth to the car for food anddrinks. They do offer food and drinks... For a price. Maybe at a less busy time of year it wouldn't be bad.

4  Thank BrittanyDWalker
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Swimming Pool. Very low cost. Open air and Natural Spring fed water. Cold water which is refreshing in the Texas summer.

Light eating and drinks outside of gate.

Locals long time tradition. Updated and refurbished Spring 2013.

2  Thank SL L
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We visited on a pleasant 85 degree day during the week. After spending 20 to 30 minutes looking for a parking space, we got lucky and found someone leaving. It is a fun little swimming hole, but beware - the water is FREEZING. It was not anywhere even remotely close to pleasant. I think the only way it would be enjoyable is on a really hot day. Most people were hanging out on the shores but a few were diving in right in. We stayed less than hour before heading back to the hotel pool where the kids could actually swim.

Thank Dallas_Traveler3
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