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Zilker Metropolitan Park

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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
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+1 512-472-4914
05:00 - 22:00
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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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So Much Fun

We spent the better part of a day just wandering through this park. It is so huge and it really allows you to see so much of both the city and the natural landscape of the area... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2016
Allison P
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Out of State travelers looking for greenspace and we found it here!! HUGE park couldnt see it all but walked a good portion of it. Lots of Dogs which we loved but were surprised how many were not on a leash!? the Drawback was that bike riders and walkers shared the same path! I was almost struck by bikers twice... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We spent the better part of a day just wandering through this park. It is so huge and it really allows you to see so much of both the city and the natural landscape of the area. My only warning would be to look at a map before you begin, we just started walking and ended up having walked 7... More 

1 Thank Allison P
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228 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Zilker is not only a great park, but it is so big that you can explore different areas and never get bored. This park works for hikers, climbers, runners, nature lovers, concert goers, kids, dogs, everyone.

1 Thank DancersDaddy
Woodbury, Connecticut
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Lovely place to spend a sunny day in Austin any time of the year. Great people-watching spot. Great place for events, such as ACL Festival.

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

My family and I enjoyed the train ride here that was so awesome we seen lots of cool stuff. The park is huge lots of space to do pretty much anything. Really clean and right next to Barton Springs Pool

Thank Brandy C
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Zilker is a fun place to have a picnic, throw a Frisbee or just soak up the sun. Just make sure a major festival, such as Austin City Limits, isn't planned on the day that you are visiting... unless of course you plan on attending!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

It is absolutely beautiful and the people are very friendly. It has to be one of my favorite places to visit.

Thank Darlene P
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Even in the winter there are a lot of people running, cycling, playing soccer, volleyball outdoor...The beautiful view of the Colorado river stimulated people exercising

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

I have lived very close to the Zilker park for a year. It's a beautiful place to visit. I used to visit this park almost everyday. I recommend to rent a kayak to go along the river.

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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Nice running trails along a water spring. Rent a canoe and paddle around for a couple of hours to see the city from different angles.

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