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Austin Sights and Landmarks Guide, Texas


There are many things to see in Austin. You could spend weeks and not be bored. There are activities for all ages and all interests. If you are interested in museums, they are there and if you are into art, you will find that too. Maybe your interests are more towards outdoor activity. Well Austin won’t let you down. You name it and it is there.

The Calzadilla gallery where you can visit and see abstracts, they are of a modernist bend, and maybe you would like to see figurative nudes reposing, the Calzadilla gallery has them for you to view. They also have landscapes with floral themes and paintings of fauna you probably would love to see. But call them and make an appointment because you don’t want to be disappointed.

The Austin city ballet company will delight you with their annual rendering of the Nutcracker. Classic and contemporary ballet is available in their spring season. Your children would love to see the Austin City Youth Ballet’s version of Aladdin.

The governor’s mansion is a sight to behold. Since 1856, all sitting governors have resided there, but you have to call ahead as governors can cancel tours if something important comes up. There is also the tower at the University of Texas. It stands 307 ft high and you can get wonderful views of downtown Austin as well as the hillsides surrounding it.

Maybe you might want to go to the Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial, the great blues and jazz guitarist. It is located in the Auditorium Shores Park and has a statue commemorating him. The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is a 3 storey high building full of historical artifacts. There are presentations there that take you back in time.

The Congress Avenue Bridge has about a million and a half Mexican free tail bats. It is a sight to see them. Even though they make some a bit squeamish, it takes them 45 minutes to emerge and they eat a lot of insects.

Austin Zoo will delight your youngsters and grownups alike. You can see animals from all over the world and it makes for a very nice outing. You could visit Barton Springs pool, a natural swimming area in the heart of Austin. Highland Lakes is another area you can visit or go to the Colorado River.

There is a lot to see in Austin and we have just scratched the surface.

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