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Mayfield Park Cottage and Gardens

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Address: 3505 West 35th, Austin, TX 78703
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05:00 - 22:00
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Small-Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country
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A beautiful oasis!

Driving through a beautiful section of Austin we came upon Mayfield Park. We could hear the peacocks as we drove in! Must have seen at least 10. Small trails through flower... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving through a beautiful section of Austin we came upon Mayfield Park. We could hear the peacocks as we drove in! Must have seen at least 10. Small trails through flower gardens and ponds. Very serene and beautiful. Excellent for taking pictures. The peacocks were amazing! Highly recommend.

Thank Dansker58
Austin, TX
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been frequent visitors to this park for over 30 years. Great no-cost place to take children or out-of-town guests. Wander the property and enjoy the gardens, pea fowl and turtle ponds or take a trail down to the Laguna that is part of Lake Austin and this west Austin neighborhood. Popular place for weddings, etc. but even if an... More 

Thank llennef
wilds of New Jersey
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened upon this place after a visit to the Austin Contemporary down the road. The peacocks drew us in. The small grounds are picturesque and the peacocks and peahens provide many good photo ops. And, of course, the free admission sealed the deal.

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 11 April 2017 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 9 April 2017

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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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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 April 2017

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 2 April 2017 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 

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