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Austin Attractions

Austin used to be a small college town, but it is now a major city full of exciting attractions. With rich history, a nationally acclaimed nightlife, and major political significance, Austin offers many attractions.

The Best Downtown Attractions in Austin
Downtown Austin is growing fast, and the possibilities of things to do and see are endless. Use this list to learn about some of the most popular and interesting attractions in the city center.

Visiting the Texas Capitol Building in Austin
Learn everything you need to know about visiting the Texas Capitol in Austin, including visiting hours, the Capitol's history, and where to park.

The Congress Avenue Bridge Bats
March heralds the return of the Congress Avenue bats in Austin. From March through April thousands of mostly female, pregnant Mexican free-tailed bats migrate North to give birth. Watching bat flights is a popular dusk activity all the way through the end of summer.

UT Tower
Built in 1936, as the first phase in the replacement of the Old Main Building, the UT tower is the centerpiece of the University of Texas campus in the heart of Austin.

Best Downtown Austin Attractions
Readers share their favorite attractions and hot spots in downtown Austin.

F1 Race Track
Austin's Formula 1 race track brings thrilling races and beautiful people to central Texas.

Best Spots for an Austin Wedding
Learn about the most romantic and beautiful wedding venues in Austin and its surrounding areas.

Things to Do and See in the Austin Area
Whether you're looking for educational activities or strictly entertainment, the Austin area has a wealth of options.

10 Best Places to Go with Kids in the Austin Area
Whether your goal is to educate your kids or simply wear them out, these child-friendly attractions will meet your needs.

Best Sightseeing Tours in Austin
Austin tours that provide unusual ways to explore the capital of Texas and the hill country.

Running Routes Near SXSW Hotels
Discover central Austin on foot with the help of this map of routes originating at popular downtown hotels.

Free Kids' Activities in Austin
When your money supply is running low, but your kid's energy level is not, point the car to these free kids' attractions in Austin.

Top Outdoor Attractions in Austin
Best places to hike, swim, view bats and generally enjoy the great outdoors in Austin, Texas.

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