Sights in Austin

Local Attractions

Widely known in recent decades as a music mecca, Austin has a spirit of diversity and fun that's typical of a college town.

  • Texas Memorial Museum (a natural science center)
  • The Irwin Center (a venue for everything from basketball to the circus)
  • If you're lucky, you may get to see the campus tower lit with orange lights (that means the Longhorns won the game)
  • The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
  • Downtown's Congress Avenue Bridge: go at dusk, when 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge
  • West 6th Street Artists' Market (weekends)

And Nearby...

  • Colorado River (15 miles east, near Webberville)
  • Hamilton Pool (30 miles southeast; underground cave with swimmable natural pool)