A T T R A C T I O N S
Zilker Botanical Gardens-- Enjoy beautiful Japanese gardens, a rose garden, a dinosaur garden, and more. Located in beautiful Zilker Park. Free.
Austin Duck Adventures -- Use the duck call whistle as you enjoy this land and sea tour. Aboard a six-wheel-drive amphibious vehicle, you will tour historic downtown before splashing into Lake Travis. It is funny and informative.
Austin Children's Museum -- Kids of all ages enjoy the creative playscapes, studio sound stage, Austin city landscape replicas, etc.
Austin Museum of Art -- Exhibitions of work by well-known international, national, and local artists.
Austin Museum of Art Laguna Gloria -- Historic villa on Lake Austin surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds.
Austin Nature and Science Center -- Visit a museum, discovery lab, interactive exhibits, and 90 injured or orphaned creatures. Look for dinosaur bones in the Dino Pit.
Austin's Park & Pizza -- 22 acres of fun-filled attractions, special event areas, laser tag, rides for kids, climbing walls, and much more.
Austin Steam Train -- Refurbished trains with steam engines take you for rides through the Texas Hill Country. There is also a special trip from downtown Austin.
Austin Zoo -- A small zoo of abandoned, orphaned, or injured animals in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting.
Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz -- Catch an independent film, classic movie. Map
Auditorium Shores -- The south shore of Lady Bird Lake hosts special events, festivals, and concerts. Come see the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue. W. Riverside Drive & S. 1st St.
Barton Creek Greenbelt -- Beginning at the upper end of Zilker Park and stretching under Loop 360, the greenbelt preserves the rugged beauty of the Hill Country for hikers and bikers.
Barton Springs Pool -- Take a dip in the pool to cool off while you spending time in Zilker Park. Map
Bastrop State Park -- Park provides opportunities for backpacking, camping, picknicking, canoeing, swimming, golfing, and more.
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum -- Museum with special effects theater where you can experience the Galveston hurricane, experience the feel as an oil well hits a gusher, an IMAX, and more.
Boggy Creek Farm. -- Visit the historic farmhouse and see organic gardens.
Capital Cruises -- Enjoy a variety of tours on Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake).
Capitol of Texas Visitors Center -- Details Texas history through exhibits and videos.
-- Come visit an incredible market with specialty foods, baked goods, fresh produce, and cooking stations with food from all over the world.
Colorado River Walk
-- Located in Bastrop is a charming walkway following the river through giant trees with views of Old Iron Bridge.
Congress Avenue Bridge Bats -- Watch millions of bats take flight around sunset from the Congress Avenue Bridge.
Crow's Nest Farm -- With more than 100 animals, this 35-acre farm provides educational entertainment while learning about life science and animals.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tour -- A thrilling eco-adventure where you fly through the canopy of cypress trees on zip lines.
Deep Eddy Pool -- A West Austin pool fed by an artisian well. Great for families. 512.472.8546 Map
Gethsemane Lutheran Church -- Built in 1881 with materials from the old capitol building after it burned, this church stands as a tribute to the Swedish Community. Congress Ave & 16th St. 836.8560
Governor's Mansion -- Stately Greek Revival mansion, home of the governors of Texas since 1856. The rooms are filled with museum-quality, 19th century art and furnishings, including the writing desk of Stephen F. Austin.
Hamilton Pool -- A natural pool west of Austin surrounded by rock croppings and grotto.
Harry Ransom Center -- Cultural archives including a rare Gutenberg Bible, Watergate papers, etc.
Highland Lakes -- A 150-mile long chain of seven freshwater lakes. Boating, fishing, skiing, etc.
Hill Country Flyer -- Come aboard a restored Southern Pacific steam locomotive for tours through the Texas Hill Country. Map
Inner Space Caverns -- A huge underground cavern with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites.
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm -- Visit a living historical museum as it recreates life as it was on a 19th century farm.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center -- One of Austin's most visited attractions. It has beautiful gardens, all themed around native plants.
Littlefield House -- A haunted house built for Mayor Littlefield in 1894.
Lockhart State Park -- This park offers swimming, hiking, boating, and picnicking.
Lone Star Riverboat -- Old-fashioned, double-decked paddle wheeler, docked on Lady Bird Lake offers sight-seeing tours from March through October. Private charters are also available. S. First St. and Congress Avenue bridges.
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum -- Museum chronicles the political life and times of LBJ.
McKinney Roughs -- Eight miles of trail that wind down from the Colorado through trees and meadows.
Madison Log Cabin -- Preserved log cabin built in 1863.
Mexican American Cultural Center -- A center that promotes Mexican American cultural arts and heritage.
Moonlight Towers -- Seven-story streetlights, erected in 1895, that provided "moonlight every night" remain downtown today.
Neill-Cochran House -- A beautiful 1855 Greek Revival mansion.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark -- "America's #1 Waterpark," according to the Travel Channel.
6th Street -- Visit historic buildings, well-known pubs and restaurants. On weekends, it becomes "New Orleansesque" as the streets are blocked off and it becomes a major entertainment area.
San Gabriel Park -- The San Gabriel River flows through the heart of Georgetown.
St. Mary's Cathedral -- Stunning 19th-century, Gothic style landmark.
Texas Capitol Tours -- An educational tour of the Texas State Capitol Building.
Treaty Oak -- 500-year-old tree that is the only surviving member of the Council Oaks, which is a grove of live oaks sacred to the Tonkawa and Comanche Native Americans.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden -- More than 125 sculptures displayed indoors and outdoors.
University of Texas -- Enjoy many small and large treasures.
The University of Texas Tower -- The 307-foot tall UT Austin Tower is the University's most distinguishing landmark and as a symbol of academic excellence and personal opportunity. Now open for tours. Map
-- Beach club on Lake Travis featuring a water park, pirate boat, and wading area. Small crafts available for rent.
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
-- A 227-acre preserve with 2.5 miles of trails through woodland, grassland, and streamside habitats. Part is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Whole Foods Market -- Visit the world's largest retailer of organic and natural foods, which was started in Austin.
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve -- Habitat for native flora and fauna.
Wonder World Park and Cave -- A fascinating and enriching tour of the Balcones Fault Line Cave.
Zilker Park -- Austin's largest and most popular park offering trails, miniature train, a science center, and botanical gardens. For more photos of Zilker Park, please visit our page, Zilker Park Photos.
LINKS & IMPORTANT NUMBERS
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ATTRACTIONS PLEASE CHECK BELOW:
Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
TravelTex - The Texas Department of Tourism
Austin Visitors Center Brochures and Self-Guided Tours
Austin Carriage Service
Austin Steam Train
Vanishing Texas River Cruise
DO YOU KNOW?
Austin has a castle! Falkenstein Castle is located between Burnet and Marble Falls, approximately 50 miles west of Austin. They do wedding packages. Tours are not regularly scheduled and are at the discretion of the owners.
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