Attractions in Austin, Texas

There is plenty to see and do while visiting the Capitol City. Of course, the Texas State Capitol itself is a top draw, but Austin also boasts world class museums and other attractions.
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    Texas State Capitol
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    Visitors to Central Texas shouldn't pass up a chance to visit the Texas State Capitol and soak up some of the legend, lore and history that is Texas.
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    Bob Bullock Story of Texas Museum

    Bob Bullock Museum
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    Tells the story of Texas with interactive displays, IMAX films and more. Named in honor of late Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock.
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    See where the top political office-holder in Texas lives. Tours of the Texas Governor's Mansion are offered every 20 minutes, Monday through Thursday.
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    Austin Zoo

    Formed in 1994, the Austin Zoo has grown every year since its formation and now draws over 200,000 visitors annually. Keeping with its primary goal of introducing kids to animals, the Austin Zoo is family friendly and has a number of exhibits and attractions specifically designed for the little ones.
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    Dedicated to former President Lyndon B. Johnson, the LBJ Library and Museum houses a variety of permanent exhibits - including a White House exhibit - as well as several temporary showcases, making it one of Austin's best tourist stops.
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    Longhorn Caverns are a Hill Country wonder that have housed Comanche Indians, Confederate Soldiers and, perhaps, and outlaw or two. Today the site is a state park, offering a number of tours and educational programs.
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    The Austin's Children's Museum is THE place to take the kids while visiting Austin - the perfect place to learn and have fun.
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    The Congress Avenue Bridge - a favorite roost of migrating bats - is home to the largest North American urban bat colony.
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    Utilizing a 1916 Southern Pacific steam locomotive, the Austin Steam Train organization offers a variety of steam engine tours throughout the scenic Hill Country region.
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    Named after the former First Lady, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is dedicated to native plants and flowers and incorporates trails, gardens, natural habitat areas, butterfly gardens and educational programs to help promote the preservation and restoration of Texas wildflowers.