Discover Austin: Attractions & Landmarks

 
 

Landmarks

The State Capitol | 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

"The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor."

University of Texas - The South Mall Tower | Austin, TX 78712

"The University of Texas at Austin, informally UT Austin, UT, University of Texas, or Texas in sports contexts, is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Texas System."

Governor's Mansion | 1010 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

"The Texas Governor's Mansion, also known simply as Governor's Mansion is a historic home for the Governor of Texas in downtown Austin, Texas."

Pennybacker Bridge | 360 Bridge, N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

"The Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway."

Graffiti Park at Castle Hills | 1008 Baylor St, Austin, TX 78703

"Artsy locals and imaginative tourists have turned a rundown hillside spot into one of Austin’s flashiest and most fun attractions. Anyone can explore the area for free during open hours. And most anyone can spray-paint their own spot. You must register and obtain approval from the gallery for whatever you want to paint, but novices and experts alike can participate."

LBJ Presidential Library | 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705

"The iconic ten-story building was designed by award-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft and features a Great Hall with a stunning four-story, glass-encased view of the archives collection. Approximately 100,000 visitors from around the world visit the LBJ Library exhibits each year."

 

Outdoor Austin

 

Ann and Roy Butler Trail at Lady Bird Park

"With more than 1.5 million visits a year, the 10-mile trail is Austin’s most recognized and popular recreational area. The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, named for a former Austin mayor and his wife, is a natural gem in the heart of the Texas capital"

 

Zilker Metropolitan Park | 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

"Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and special events for individuals and families."

 

Muller Lake Park | 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723

"A large lake anchors this park featuring an amphitheater, loop trail & picnic area."

 

McKinney State Park | 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744

"McKinney Falls State Park is a state park in Austin, Texas, United States at the confluence of Onion Creek and Williamson Creek. It is administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department."

 

Art Museums

Texas Music Museum | 1009 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

"Texas's musical history is explored via exhibits, performances, archives & a wide range of programs."

 

Mexic-Arte Museum | Frost Bank Tower Executive Health Club, 419 Congress Ave

"Mexic-Arte Museum is a fine arts museum in Austin, Texas. The Mission of the organization is to enrich and educate the community through the presentation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latino art and culture."

 

Blanton Museum | 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

"Collection consisting of almost 18,000 works, with significant holdings of modern and contemporary art, Latin American art, Old Master painting, and prints and drawings from Europe, the United States, and Latin America."

 

AMOA - Arthouse at Jones Center | 700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

"Contemporary Austin brings multidisciplinary exhibitions, engaging programs, and enticing special events to the city's visual arts landscape."

 

Art for the People1711 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

"Boutique of the arts, with 64 artists displayed in the form of original pieces of art, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, home decor, cards, prints, and fashion"