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“Cool place but”

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.
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cool place but”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Admission is cheap and pets are welcome in certain areas. The water stays icy cold no matter how high the temps. Lifeguards are on duty as well. The pool has a natural bottom so it's covered in slippery algae--water shoes wouldn't be a bad idea. There's also a spot with a diving board too, but if you're going to visit please be respectful of the area and don't trash it. When our family was there we were in the water for 15 minutes and saw a used feminine hygiene product floating in the water. Needless to say we left earlier than anticipated.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cool off quickly at Barton Springs!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We cooled off quickly at Barton Springs after biking around Austin. The place is well set up for changing and swimming. The entrance fee is low. Shaded seating space was limited to a patch of steep hillside when we went, but there are plenty of other shaded areas in the nearby parks for before or after a dip in the springs.

Visited April 2014
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cool. Really cool.”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Texas is hot. Barton Springs is cool, literally and figuratively. Austin folks love this place, visitors are welcome, but please be respectful, and, well, cool. Check out the nearby hiking trails on a cooler day.

Visited July 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“True Austin experience! ”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

I love this place! Don't go expecting your typical suburban crowd. This is one of the reasons I love to take my 'suburban' kids here. We love to go here as a family and enjoy to raw beauty of Barton Springs.

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Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A true original.”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This place is a must do, especially on a hot Austin day. The water is a cool 68 degrees, so be prepared. It is a beautiful place and you see all kinds of people. This is a religion for some Austinites. There is food just outside the gate, hamburgers and such. Catch a Zilker Park summer play in the evening too. Both make for a great day.

Visited June 2014
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