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Barton Springs Pool

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Neighbourhood: South Austin
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Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: +1 512-867-3080
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05:00 - 22:00
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Thu 05:00 - 09:00
19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Wed 05:00 - 22:00
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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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What a gem

A real natural wonder. Worth checking out - even if you don't plan on a swim. Really unique & beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Holland, Michigan
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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A real natural wonder. Worth checking out - even if you don't plan on a swim. Really unique & beautiful.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we didn't know about this natural spring pool in Austin so didn't bring our bathing gears here. But this is truly a great place for the locals to come and hangout, especially during the hot summer days. What a cool place to chill for an hour or two. There is also a small exhibit on the water and its... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pride for all Austinites, a place equally popular amongst locals as well as tourists. Considered to the largest natural swimming pool in Texas, this is open all year and is fed through natural spring water where the water temperature remains constant around 68 degrees F.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Barton Springs Pool is approx. 70 degrees year around...Grass surrounds the pool and the swimming is great...frisbee throwing...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

AWESOME!!!!!! I'll say it again....... AWESOME!!!!!! A must visit..... There are life guards, change rooms, lawned areas. I went with 2 small children and loved it.

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Paso Robles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I think Barton Springs Pool is a must visit. Great experience. I have done it a few time. Water is very cold, because it's constantly fed with natural springs, but it's nice. Plenty of places to swim around even when it's crowded, which is often. Parking can be tricky. They have hill sides to sit or lay out. One diving... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. I love you swim here, lay under the trees, walk up the road and get some juice at Juice Land. This place is an institution. It should be preserved for when the aliens come to study us. They will take a dip and let us live. Keep on, Barton Springs. Keep on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to enjoy the outdoors. We walked a couple of miles and enjoyed a picnic. Easy walking. Various access points so could do it again from a different perspective.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magical natural spring pool in the center of Austin provides crystal blue green water in a beautiful park setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first swimming location I was brought to as a child. I have been coming here since I was 2 months old. If you are in Austin on a hot day and want a fabulous place to swim this is definitely the place to come. It's a little pricey as a put of town visitor but it is... More 

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