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Around Town in Austin, Texas

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Austin: Live Music Capitol of the World

There is that whole music thing that Austin is world-famous for. They don’t call it the live music capital of the world for nothing. So if music is your thing – from country to classical – Austin is the place, all you have to do is open the local papers and see what happens where.

Downtown 6th Street

The place where all the action is; Clubs, Boutiques, Galleries, Cafes, Theatres, Restaurants, and the opportunity for the curious to observe the curious. This stretch of downtown is full of sights and sounds and scents to keep you running from one establishment to the next.

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Zilker Botanical Garden

On the shores of Lady Bird Lake invites you to be awed by Mother Nature. The branch of the Botanical Garden that is devoted exclusively to native plant live – is just a few blocks away, and is taken care of by the University of Texas at Austin.

SXSW – South by Southwest

The worlds largest annual film/music/interactive conference draws 20,000 to Austin each year. The event includes many live performances by well known artists and some who will be well known in the future. The nine-day long events go non-stop, and many are free.

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River Tubing Fun for the Whole Family

On the Guadelupe River to Canyon Lake through the famous horseshoe Loop. You pick your tube ? long or short, alone or with a group and spend the day. There is no better way for the family to get away from the heat during the summer months.

Lakes, Lakes and more Lakes

The many lakes in the area are a major attraction, especially during the hot and humid summer months. Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake are the 3 largest lakes within the Austin Area, Lady Bird Lake runs right through the downtown area and includes several parks where you can enjoy the water while listening to live music.

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Historical Sites

There are two that are fighting for the top ranking: Fredericksburg and Gruene. Which takes the top spot? The historical society of Texas is not sure, so they swap the honor between the two. Both feature homes built in the later half of the 1800s which now house bed and breakfasts, antique stores and gift shops. Both are a tribute to the German immigrants who settled in Texas ? and the food speaks for itself.

BATS! BATS! BATS!

If you dont like bats, you can skip this one. The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge houses the worlds largest urban population of Mexican Freetailed Bats. An estimated 1.5 million of them reside under the bridge. People come from all over the world to watch their daily emergence at sunset ? when they swarm out to hunt for insects. An estimated 100,000 spectators are drawn to this site each year.

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Baron Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool is a recreational outdoor swimming pool that is filled entirely with water from nearby natural springs. Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone pool, fed by several underground springs, for everything from fishing and swimming to baptisms and beauty pageants.

Museum of the Weird

Aptly located in the back of Lucky Lizard Curio Shop on 6th Street, has a collection from the obscure to the bizarre to the .. ah, weird, thus the name. A must for anyone who likes stuff that is out of the ordinary. A flashback to the Curio Tents at the Carneval.

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