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Mayfield Park Cottage and Gardens

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Address: 3505 West 35th, Austin, TX 78703
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Beautiful Scenery

I loved seeing the peacocks, the lily ponds, the gardens. The hiking trails were well defined, quiet, peaceful.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beth F
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved seeing the peacocks, the lily ponds, the gardens. The hiking trails were well defined, quiet, peaceful.

Thank Beth F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely stop off when visiting the contemporary art museum. Spring is especially good, with newly blooming gardens & resident peacocks in mating displays!

Thank Joe B
Saratoga, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 3 and 6 yr old for a monring hike, they loved all the paths between the trees and down to the creeks, they could even jump on the rocks to cross the creek. We ended with a walk in the Cottage grounds between the gorgeous peacocks, very entertaining. Be careful when you drive in the parking lot because... More 

Thank italian_in_NY
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving down from very crowded Mount Bonnell, close to sunset, when we happened upon Mayfield. Perhaps because it was so late in the day, there were very few people around, but plenty of peacocks! We didn't have time to check out the trails (and judging by other reviews here, we didn't have proper footwear, either). But we wandered... More 

Thank travelgirl11228
Batavia, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peacocks abound o the property, but the park is hard-to-find, We came early in the morning just before opening hours. We were walking thru the info grounds as their is no apparent organized tours or guides. It is a pleasant, quiet, shady space with some uneven walkways throughout the grounds. There is plenty of parking, Try and discern the hours... More 

Thank Raymond L
Columbia, MD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun place to visit. You can see over a dozen peacocks roaming the grounds, flying into the trees and roosting on the pergola beside the house. One guy fanned out his tail as a female strolled by, but she didn’t seem as impressed as we were by his display. Paths wind through ornamental garden plots which are... More 

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're just going to see the peacocks they are in the garden to the left of the parking lot. We went on a Saturday afternoon and found parking in their lot and it was free. There are several trails that you can get through quick if needed. Suitable for taking children but the trails are uneven so not suitable... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go and relax. Nice historical buildings there. Peacocks and wildlife are super cool. Walk around the trails a bit to get a good "feel" of the place. You'll love what you see!

Thank Yolanda L
Austin, Texas, USA
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485 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter recommended this peaceful park to me. It is a wonderful park with peacocks and ponds. I recommend it to anyone for respite from the busy city life. The peacocks do talk to you.

Thank Gloria L
Austin, Texas
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Mayfield Park with two of our grandkids. They couldn't believe that over a dozen male peacocks were loose on the grounds and strutting their stuff. There were also a number of peacock hens including white ones. We love this quiet and beautiful park. Great for picnics, strolls, hiking to Lake Austin, and photographing the fantastic... More 

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