Visiting Austin

(Austin, Texas - TX, USA)

Austin is famous all over for its country music scene and promotes itself as being the world's live music capital, offering an endless array of entertainment venues.

The city of Austin is also known for its beautiful scenery, with much of Austin being surrounded by an extensive network of lakes and hills. Despite its size, Austin has a definite small-town feel, together with a superb selection of tourist attractions suiting all tastes.

Visiting Austin: Places to Visit

  • Barton Springs Pool, a popular spring-fed swimming pool situated in the downtown district of Austin
  • Congress Avenue Bridge, a dominating landmark best known for its unusual inhabitants - around one and a half million bats, which live under the bridge during the summer months
  • The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, with colorful gardens and nature trails, situated on the southern side of Austin
  • University of Texas, containing a number of museums and art galleries, founded in 1883 and home to around 50,000 students, making it one of the biggest in the USA
  • Texas State Cemetery, on the eastern side of Austin, home to many prominent individuals and including an interesting visitor's center
  • Governor's Mansion, an important building which has been the residence to almost all of the Texas governors, dating back to the 1860s and containing a large collection of antiques and art works
  • Austin State Capitol, one of the biggest capitol buildings in the whole of the United States, located along Congress Street and featuring a magnificent rotunda structure, with guided tours and a lavish interior
  • Capitol Complex Visitors Center, with in-depth information and exhibitions about the history of the Austin State Capitol, together with seasonal displays
  • Mount Bonnell, dominating the northwestern side of Austin and offering truly breathtaking views of the city and surrounding scenery
  • Texas History Museum, home to an important collection of indigenous Indian artifacts

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