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Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average... Read More
Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming. Over the years, Barton Springs Pool has drawn people from all walks of life, from legislators who have concocted state laws there to free-spirited, topless sunbathers who turned heads in the 1970s. Robert Redford learned to swim at the pool when he was five years old while visiting family in Austin. Today, Barton Springs still attracts a diverse crowd of people and has seen record setting numbers of visitors nearing 800,000 in recent years.
- Fri-Wed: 5am-10pm
- Thu: 5am-9am,; 7pm-10pm Hours; May; Vary; Seasonally
- Adult $3, Junior (12-17) $2, Senior / Child (under 11) $1
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Check out the Splash! exhibit where you can learn about the history and biology of Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer which feeds it. Closed on Thursdays for cleaning."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Crystal turquoise aquifer-fed waters at a cool 68 degrees year-round, in one of the prettiest spots in the city.