Population: 720,000+ Central Hill Country Region|
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Located in the central region of the state, Austin is served by Interstate 35, State Hwy 290 and 183. Capitol of the state Austin has lots of valleys, hills and lakes running through it. It is a great place to visit and with a motto like 'Keep Austin Weird' - what's not to love.
The University of Texas is located here. There is also lot's of live music, barbecue, artists and craftsmen. A popular vacation spot with 5 lakes to the northwest of the city and 2 within with activities like boating, skiing, swimming and fishing. .
Local Events and Attractions
South by Southwest Music, Film &
Interactive Conference (March)
Austin City Limits Music Festival (Sept)
State Capitol Building
Children's Museum (512-472-2499)
Museum of Art (512-495-9224)
Nature & Science Center (512-327-8181)
Balcones Canyonlands Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
Congress Avenue Bridge (512-327-9721)
(Home to 1.5M Mexican free-tailed bats)
East Sixth Street
Elisabet Ney Museum (512-458-2255)
French Legation (512-472-8180)
G. Washington Carver Museum (512-974-4926)
Governor's Mansion (512-463-5516)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (512-292-4100)
LBJ Library & Museum (512-721-0200)
McKinney Falls State Park (See Parks)
O. Henry Museum (512-472-1903)
Texas Military Forces Museum (512-782-5659)
Texas State Cemetery
Texas State Library
University of Texas
6 Walking Tours (866-go-austin)
For dates & information visit Austin360.com
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Cities and Attractions with 50 miles|
Walter E. Long
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Westcave Preserve (830-825-3442)
(Approx. 45 min. west of Austin)
Wild Basin Preserve (512-327-7622)
(On Loop 360, 1¼ mile north of Bee Cave Rd.)
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