Steps to Enjoying the Stunning Downtown Attractions in Austin

Written By Steps To Faculty Published May 11th, 2010

Austin used to be a little college town. But currently, Austin has numerous tourist attractions, a vibrant nightlife, major political significance, and many attractive tourist destinations. Downtown Austin is rapidly growing and there are several activities that one could do to refresh or relax his or her mind. Let’s take a look.

Step 1 Stop by the Governor’s Mansion

The Governor’s Mansion in downtown Austin is really a remarkable place to explore along with your friends, family, and children. The Governor’s Mansion was built in 1856 and this gorgeous place is the most significant house in Texas and is considered to be the oldest administrative house west of the Mississippi river. The place will really catch your imagination and may leave you spell bound.

Step 2 Make a visit to the Capitol Building

The Capitol Building is another place of historical significance which was built in 1888. It is considered to be the home of political affairs in Austin. It is a major tourist attraction spot and is well admired by thousands of visitors who visit this stunning place.

Step 3 Take a peek at some bats

The Congress Avenue Bridge Bats is a must to visit as the place has a very unique attraction. In the month of March till April thousands of female bats migrate north to give birth. Watching the bats fly is a very attractive sight.

Step 4 Take a walk on the University of Texas campus

You have to visit the UT Tower which was built in 1936. The UT Tower is the main focus of the University of Texas campus in the center of Austin. There are many attractive locations in Austin which you can visit but if you have a lot of time.

Austin is so big that you need at least two weeks to fully explore the entire place. Remember, to bring your water bottle as all the walking may leave you a bit thirsty.

1 Comment

  1. Brad Castro says:

    You’re going to have to wait a bit on the Texas Governor’s Mansion tours. The building was heavily damaged by an arsonist in June 2008 and is currently undergoing major restorations. Tours will most likely resume sometime in 2012.

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