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The main campus of the University of was established in 1883. It has the largest enrollment of any university in the state UT has the largest at a population of 50,000 students. Some of the notable buildings on campus include four excellent museums and the Texas Memorial Stadium, home of the Texas Longhorns football team. The defining feature of the campus is the UT tower which offers guided tours.

The Texas Memorial Museum is a natural history museum that invites kids to engage with their prehistoric surroundings. While exploring the museum, look at the anthropology, natural history, geology and biodiversity exhibits, as well as the taxidermy displays of local wildlife.

The Blanton Museum of Art is a big university with a big endowment. Therefore, they have an impressive art collection. With one of the best university art collections in the USA, the Blanton showcases a variety of styles. The permanent installation of Missao/Missoes (How to Build Cathedrals) includes 600,000 pennies, 800 communion wafers and 2000 cattle bones.

The Bat colony under Congress Bridge is the shelter to up to 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats every year. It is a local tradition of Austin residents to sit on the banks and watch the bats flock to feed on the local insect population.

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  • 1100 Congress Ave.

    Texans’ love of all things big extends to its capitol building, which dominates the Austin skyline and is visible for miles driving up South Congre... More
  • 219 West

    Music-lover's scene. This bar's theme nights include Two-Bit Tuesdays, featuring 25-cent corn dogs and two-dollar premium drafts. More
  • Alamo Drafthouse

    The Alamo isn’t your average movie theater. Along with blockbuster hits, they play  oldies and indies, and serve food and drinks during the show. T... More
  • Alien Scooters

    The shop rents environmentally friendly electric scooters and e-bikes. More
  • Amy's Ice Cream

    With 13 locations in the Austin area, this little ice cream dominates the local market. The day’s 15 flavors are displayed on a chalk board above ... More
  • Austin City Limits Music Festival

    The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day event held every October in Zilker Park with more than 100 artists covering a wide spe... More
  • Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria

    An Art Deco house set on 12 waterfront acres, featuring a rotating collection. More
  • Austin Nature & Science Center

    The Austin Nature & Science Center, located in Zilker Park, has a range of family friendly activities and hands-on exhibits. While special exhib... More
  • Barton Springs Pool

    Three-acre watering hole has lifeguards and diving boards just like a swimming pool, but its 68-degree waters are fed by underground springs. Don’t... More
  • Bicycle Sports Shop

    Bicycle Sports Shop, with three locations in the Austin area including the flagship near Zilker Park and Barton Springs, caters to the needs of A... More
  • Broken Spoke

    The Broken Spoke has been around since 1964, when this classic honkytonk was on Austin’s rough-and-tumble outskirts. While strip mall development... More
  • Callahan's General Store

    Callahan’s General Store is a throwback to a time when shopping options were more limited for Texans. Its offerings include just about anything a... More
  • Club De Ville

    Club De Ville is one of the oldest music venues in Austin, and is a mainstay of the Texas capital's Red River District. While it has a small indoor... More
  • Continental Club, Austin

    Music strikes a note in Austin, known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” so dance your way to this bar for blues, country rock, and rockabil... More
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