What to see in Austin

Austin Attractions

There is no shortage of things to see and do in Austin. The city centre is easily explored on foot and has a good concentration of attractions and museums around the magnificent Texas State Capitol building. These include the Austin History Center, City Hall, the Austin Children's Museum, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the MEXIC-ARTE Museum, and the O. Henry Museum.

The University of Texas contains a number of attractions, including the Blanton Museum of Art, the Texas Natural Science Center, and the President Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum.

West Austin is home to pleasant outdoor spaces and natural attractions in the famous Zilker Park, which includes Zilker Botanical Gardens and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Zilker Park is a must-visit in Austin, and a pleasant place for a picnic on one of the city's many sunny days.

Congress Avenue Bridge

One of the more unusual tourist attractions in Austin, is the nightly flight of millions of Mexican free-tailed bats…

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Governor's Mansion

The opulent plantation-style mansion home to the Texas State governor is one of the oldest buildings in the city, dating…

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The rugged wilderness of the Guadalupe Mountains in west Texas was originally a barrier reef under the waters of an ancient…

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Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art

A major stop on national art circuit tours, the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas in Austin is ranked…

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Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Texas hill country is renowned for its glorious spring blooms, and former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, founded this…

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Texas State Capitol

Austin's impressive pink granite capitol building is rivalled only by that of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Encircled…

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Zilker Park

The 140-hectare (347-acre) Zilker Park, donated to the city by the German immigrant who gave it its name, is Austin's…

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