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Things to do in Austin

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  • Funky Chicken Coop Tour

    Strange Factor: Peek inside the Live Music Capital of the World’s henhouses on the Funky Chicken Coop Tour. During the open house event, folks down... More
  • Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon

    This cramped honky-tonk isn’t licensed to sell spirits but does provide the setup—the ice and juice—for only a few dollars. More
  • Halcyon

    Coffeehouse by day and lounge by night, Halcyon stands on the corner of Fourth and Lavaca Streets, at the center of the Warehouse District. The hig... More
  • Harry Ransom Center

    The Harry Ransom Center, on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, has an enormous collection of literary manuscripts — more than 36 m... More
  • Jumpoline

    Catching Austin on a rainy weekend? Head to this indoor center filled with trampolines of all shapes and colors. Some rooms are set up as basketbal... More
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

    Enjoy the native gardens and plants. The center uses solar power, has a green roof, and offers community outreach programs to restore the environme... More
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts

    On the edge of Lady Bird Lake, the Long Center for the Performing Arts houses the city's ballet company and symphony orchestra. The performance hal... More
  • Longbranch Inn

    The Longbranch Inn, which is not an inn at all but a small dive bar on a corner in gritty but renascent East Austin, is a popular neighborhood bar ... More
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum

    Walking around the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum at the University of Texas is a touching experience. For there, among the Disneyfied ki... More
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Ranch

    At the LBJ Ranch, outside of Johnson City in the Hill Country, where Johnson was born and died, everything is being restored to the way it was duri... More
  • Mexic-Arte Museum

    Art from South of the Border includes several José Clemente Orozcos and Rufino Tamayos (and a number of other painters of a heroic, postrevolutiona... More
  • Mount Bonnell

    Mount Bonnell, a municipal park located on the western edge of the city above Town Lake, is one of the highest points in the area at 775 feet, ma... More
  • Ruta Maya

    This coffee shop, which now distributes coffee to grocery stores throughout the state, was founded in Austin in 1990 with its “world headquarters” ... More
  • Sally Watkins

    Insider Clout: For a Caravaggio enthusiast, Watkins enlisted an art historian guide to escort the client to three churches in Rome to admire semina... More

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