Barton Springs Walking Tour

Explore Austin’s beautiful Barton Springs. Located a few miles southwest of downtown, these freshwater springs are not only one of the city's most popular recreation sites. They are also Austin's environmental center and are rich with local history. 

When most people think of Barton Springs, they think of an enormous, cold and crystalline pool, but Barton Springs is actually a complex of five different springs. Join us on a tour of four of these springs and learn how Barton Springs has shaped Austin's history and identity. Registration is required!

Cost: $18

Seniors and students $15. Children 12 and under are free. 

Tour Schedule

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays @ 11:00 am

See below for information about monthly pay-what-you-wish tours.


Meeting Location

SPLASH! Exhibit
2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746.

(Located next to the main entrance to Barton Springs Pool)

Finding Your Guide

Your guide will carry an 8×11" sign that says “Texture the City Walking Tour"

Choose which date you plan to attend the tour.

Pay As You Wish Tours

Texture the City offers monthly pay-as-you-wish tours so that you may enjoy our tours for whatever price you like – even free! Registration is required! 

Upcoming Pay-as-you-Wish Tours

Sunday, February 4th, 11am - THIS TOUR IS FULL

 Sunday, March 4th, 11am

Frequently Asked Questions

Tour length + Landscape

Tours last 1.5 - 2 hours. The route includes a gravel path and stone staircase and is therefore not handicap accessible. For a handicap accessible tour, please consider joining us on a Red River Cultural District walking tour.

Refund Policy

Full refunds are available by request up to 48 hours before a walking tour. Between 48 and 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour we offer credit to be used on any future tour. No shows and cancellations less than 24 hours prior to the tour will not be refunded.

Walks are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled for severe weather. In the event of a Texture the City cancellation, full refunds or rescheduled tickets will be offered. In the case of rain or other inclement weather, please call (512) 533-6457 to confirm our schedule.

Custom Tours

Texture the City offers custom tours to large and small groups. For corporations, walking tours are great for team building, special events, and entertaining clients. For schools, we can assist in integrating our tours into an academic curriculum. Prices vary. Please contact us to arrange a custom tour.


We love dogs! Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome on our outdoor walking tours.


Gratuities are much appreciated but never expected.

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