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Austin, Texas Tourist Attractions

Parks, Museums, Sightseeing, ...

Austin, a city of wildflowers and parks, of bat colonies and museums, of live music and more live music, can be a little overwhelming in its richness. Every other block has its own attraction or, like Sixth Street and South Congress Avenue, is its own attraction. You may want to decide on your mood for the hour, or the day, and pick attractions based on that. Kids will love the highly interactive Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, history buffs will love Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historical Park, nature lovers will want to sit near the Congress Avenue Bridge in the summer evenings - and watch the bats fly out by the thousands and thousands. And, of course, one thing you can always catch in Austin is a show.

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  • 6th Street, Austin
  • City Park-Neighborhood

When most people think of the Austin music scene, they think of Sixth Street and its strip of bars and clubs. It has been accused of becoming too touristy over the years, or at least becoming too college-sceney, but a visit to Austin isn't complete without giving this famous live music neighborhood ...

  • 823 Congress Avenue at 9th Street, Austin
  • Art Gallery-Museum
  • 512-495-9224

A century in photographs, modern art in blocks and boxes, contemporary local work all together . . . this is the Austin Museum of Art. Watch out for the events. They've varied from food and wine tasting to art festivals.

  • 1800 North Congress Avenue, Austin
  • Museum
  • 512-936-8746

This is the story of Texas told in three floors of exhibits, all large dioramas and interactive experiences. Beyond the exhibits, there's the Spirit Theater, a special effects extravaganza, and an IMAX theater.

  • Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St., Austin
  • Monument-Building

The Congress Avenue Bridge may not look like more than a bridge at first glance, but wait for evening. When the sun sets, over a million bats pour out from underneath that bridge to take to the skies. They're the largest urban bat population in the world.

  • 525 E Sixth St, Austin
  • Other
  • 512-320-0553

Esther's Follies combine magic, vaudeville, and improvisation into a single show, which has been rave reviewed and rave reviewed. Whether you'd like to see modern satire, magician's illusions, or some really wacky performance pieces, you'll want to see this.

  • 21st and Guadalupe, Austin
  • Museum
  • 512-471-8944

The Harry Ransom Center may not be flashy, but not only is it free, but two of its exhibits would be worth a high price of admission alone. Here, you can see an original Gutenberg Bible and the world's very first photograph.

  • 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin
  • Park-Overlook
  • 512-292-4200

These are gardens of native wildflowers, spread out over several gardens, one of the populated with butterflies as well as plants. Walk the trails through meadows, oaks, cacti-- Texas's flora is so varied and you may be surprised at the range of species. Lady Bird loved Texas's plants. You'll see wh...

  • US Hwy. 290 West, Johnson City
  • Historical Site, Park-Overlook
  • 830-868-7128

The Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch is perhaps the best known part of this historical park, but it’s only one aspect of it. The Visitor Center alone is worth a stop. This was once the Pedernales Hospital and today is home to a permanent gallery which illustrates the accomplishments of the former president, ...

  • South Congress Ave, Austin
  • Monument-Building

Austin is legendary for its live music and South Congress Avenue is just one of its entertainment district. South Congress Avenue hosts First Thursdays, a pedestrian friendly weekly event that features live music at such venues as the Broken Spoke, that old and famous dance hall. The shops stay open...

  • 1100 Congress Avenue, Austin
  • Monument-Building
  • 512-463-0063

Can the Texas State Capitol be any less beloved as it is giant? Texans do like to build the world big and this is the largest state capitol in the U.S., even larger than the National Capitol. (When it was built, the press went farther, to bill it as "The Seventh Largest Building in the World." This ...

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