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“Awesome in-town swimming hole” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool
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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.
austin tx
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78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Awesome in-town swimming hole”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

You just don't see places like this in bustling metroplexes. I love it here, even despite the crowds. For first time visitors to Austin it is a must, and I always enjoy it a few times a year as well!

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas, USA
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Barton Springs Pool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very refreshing swimming pool with diving board. Features open air bath houses and under ground fed springs. Good place to sun bathe. Located near down town. Has a train ride through the park and a concession stand.

Visited August 2013
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

A must see in Austin. This is a beautiful spring fed pool that is know everywhere! It is a clear and clog spring fed swimming area.

Visited August 2013
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“It's cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is part of the unique Austin experience. On a hot summer day it is a great place to cool off . It is a also a good place to people watch the wide variety of people that call Austin home.; from the wild and weird to bathing beauties.

Visited August 2013
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Austin, Texas, United States
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“Barton Springs Forever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is Austin's most precious gem. In the summer, you can easily waste a whole day laying on the lawn and shock yourself in the 65 degree water every once in a while. There are many spring fed pools around Austin, but this is the biggest and best.

Visited August 2013
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