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Top 200 Places: Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Zilker Botanical Gardens
2220 Barton Springs Drive
Austin,
Texas 78746
512-477-8672

Dogs on leash are allowed at this botanical garden. The 31 acre garden is on the south bank of the Colorado River, close to downtown Austin. Enjoy garden themes like the Fragrance Garden, Prehistoric Garden, Rose Garden, Oriental Garden and more. The grounds are usually open daily from 7am until dark. Food is not allowed in the gardens, except for certain special events. However, you can have a picnic in the adjacent dog-friendly Zilker Metropolitan Park. Admission to the garden is free. The garden is located in Zilker Park, south of Town Lake and east of MoPac (Loop 1). From MoPac (Loop 1), take the FM 2244/Rollingwood exit and follow the signs for Zilker Park. Watch for the Zilker Botanical Garden’s dark green signs. The garden is located on the left at 2220 Barton Springs.


Top 200 Places

DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at email@dogfriendly.com. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at http://dogfriendly.com/dognews/?cat=243, our Facebook page, or Twitter.

Top 200 Places: Pictographs of Painted Rocks

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Pictographs of Painted Rocks
Box 186/On H 83
Paint Rock,
Texas 76866
325-732-4376

Thought to be anywhere from 200 to 500 years old with evidence of occupation of more than a thousand years, this unique museum and art gallery of the past features over 1,600 ancient paintings, and can be viewed from a path below. Visitors should call ahead for an appointment to make sure that someone will be there. Dogs are allowed, but they must be hound, human, and farm animal friendly. There is a short drive either with the curator or to follow in your own vehicle. They ask that pets remain in the vehicle while registering for the tour and so other animals can be put inside if necessary. Dogs must be well mannered, kept short leashed, and under their owner’s control at all times.


Top 200 Places

DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at email@dogfriendly.com. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at http://dogfriendly.com/dognews/?cat=243, our Facebook page, or Twitter.

Top 200 Places: Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo Texas

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Cadillac Ranch
Old Route 66
Amarillo,
Texas

This unusual attraction pays homage to the Golden Age of the Automobile with 10 Cadillacs (ranging from a 1949 Club Coupe to a 1963 Sedan) placed nose down in a row; their once original paint jobs have long since been covered by the ongoing graffiti of local and global visitors. This has become one of the most popular roadside stops in America and your dog can visit it with you. The attraction is off Interstate 40 at Exits 60 to 62 in Amarillo.


Top 200 Places

DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at email@dogfriendly.com. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at http://dogfriendly.com/dognews/?cat=243, our Facebook page, or Twitter.