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Fine Arts CentersBallet AustinThe Bob Bullock Texas State History MuseumThe Blanton Museum of ArtThe Blanton welcomes and engages all visitors by offering personal, extraordinary experiences that connect art and ideas, reaching within and beyond campus to stimulate the thriving, creative community that is Austin, Texas.Austin Children's MuseumAustin Children's Museum creates innovative learning experiences for children and families that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.Austin Museum of ArtWith two locations, the Austin Museum of Art presents an array of art experiences in the fun, informal, and collaborative spirit of Austin.Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Lakes and RiversHamilton Pool Nature PreserveHamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner's Court in 1990. Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle. However, the pool's water level stays pretty constant, even during periods of drought.Emma Long Metropolitan ParkEmma Long Metropolitan Park is located 6.2 miles off FM 2222 on City Park Road. The park is on the shores of Lake Austin, and consists of a total of 1150 acres, 70 of which are developed.
Lake TravisLake AustinZilker Park
Shopping and EntertainmentDowntown AustinCasual, cosmopolitan, eclectic, five-star, techie, hippie, historic, chic, intellectual, fashionable, artistic, and weird… The adjectives used to describe Downtown Austin are as numerous and diverse as the people who live, work and visit here. Round Rock Premium Outlet MallAustin City LimitsAustin City Limits, the long-running, much-praised live music program on public television, captures the spirit of the Austin music scene like no other. And while it once primarily hosted country performers, today's lineup includes something from virtually every genre. Even so, there's just too much good music for the regular television season, and that's where the festival comes in. From local singer-songwriters to internationally known artists, the festival features about 130 performances on eight stages, along with tons of food, drink, children's activities, and arts and crafts vendors. Past performers have included everyone from Blues Traveler, Lyle Lovett, and Buddy Guy to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Roseanne Cash, and Oasis. To get to the festival site, take the free shuttle from Waterloo Park (403 E 15th St).
South by Southwest FestivalThis March event is held at the Convention Center and in dozens of Austin's nightclubs. Some say it is the biggest event in the American music industry. Critics, producers, and over 600 bands appear. The event is similar to the Grammys, with most types of music represented among the bands. There is also a film festival that goes on as part of South by Southwest. If you're in Austin at this time of year, this is a great way to see yesterday's legends and tomorrow's stars in intimate venuesLake Austin Spa#1 Destination Spa as voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler!The Congress Avenue BatsHill Country GalleriaTexas Hill Country Food and Wine FestivalThis event, held during late March or early April, brings together chefs, vintners, cheese makers, herb and vegetable growers, and gourmands from all over the state. In addition to a wide range of seminars, classes, and demonstrations (held at various venues throughout the city) visitors love Sunday Fair - a collection of food and wine sampling booths arrayed like a miniature city along the shore of Town Lake
Sports ArenasThe Dell DiamondThe Dell Diamond is the home of the Round Rock Express Baseball Club, and also a facility that features numerous amenities for fan comfort and enjoyment. The Express and Dell Computer Corporation agreed on a partnership that included stadium naming rights in January of 2000. With a seating capacity of 8,688 fixed seats, crowds at The Dell Diamond can easily swell to 12,000 with room for almost 3,000 additional fans on the outfield grass berm area. This area is used for general admission seating, and has become a popular option for fans eager for a unique view of the game.Cedar Park CenterEntertainment venue, home of the Texas Stars, Austin Toros, Austin Aces & so much more!
UniversitiesThe University of TexasWelcome to The University of Texas at Austin, the largest institution of The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Austin is a major research university home to more than 48,000 students, 2,700 faculty and 17,000 staff members.Southwestern University in GeorgetownFor more than 170 years, Southwestern University has been engaging minds and transforming lives.
Committed to “Fostering a liberal arts community whose values and actions encourage contributions toward the well-being of humanity,” Southwestern is unique in many ways.
Our location in the heart of Central Texas allows our 1,536 students to enjoy the warm, small-town feel of historic Georgetown as well as the close proximity of Austin with its vibrant, innovative and creative culture.