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Small-Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country
"Meet at the Austin Visitor Center 20 minutes before your chosen departure time and hop in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz van equipped with large windows for sightseeing. On a fully narrated 1.5-hour tour travel through historic downtown Austin and pass more than 40 top sites including Lady Bird Lake the Texas Capitol the haunted Driskill Hotel the University of Texas Moonlight Tower
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Austin Capitol Segway Tour
"This capitol tour is led by an enthusiastic Austin guide that will be prepared to make your experience memorable. Your trip begins with an orientation of the tour and the segway human transporter you will ride to explore the city. After training you will be off riding single file or two-by-two around Austin. Your first stop will be the Driskill Hotel where you will get to walk around the interior investigating ghost stories relayed to you by the front desk staff. Your adventure will continue up to the Capitol where you will be delighted with interesting and historical information about Austin. Your s and your guide aims to make it the best tour you have taken in your life!""""This Segway adventure will include historical information about Austin with a focus on the State Capitol of Texas 6th Street
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Ride The Segway Austin Tour
"Welcome to Austin! The “Ride The Segway” tour is a fun way to experience the Segway while getting an overview of the town. The tour lasts 60 minutes after training where you will glide alongside Austin's popular landmarks The State Capital of Texas The Driskill Hotel The Paramount Theater The Governor’s Mansion and more. After cruising around town on your Segway the tour will stop at the Driskill Hotel for a quick break and a chance to see inside the first hotel that opened in 1886 on Christmas Day. We have been rated #3 activity to do when visiting Austin; our tour is affordable and educational. This is a fun w
From $49.00

Lakes & Water Tips (16)

If you are willing to drive a...

If you are willing to drive a ways out of town, you can visit Hamilton's Pool--off 71 West of Austin on Hamilton's Pool Road. It is a natural cave whose top fell in at some point and it is now a waterfall and swimming hole.

casciam
Aug 24, 2002

The Lakes

There are some beautiful lakes close to Austin where they often hold concerts (The Backyard) Morissey and my favourite David Bowie have performed here.

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deeper_blue
May 26, 2007

Enjoy the water!

There are so many area lakes, rivers and creeks. Get outside and enjoy! The picture in this photo is of Reimer's Ranch at sunset on the Pedernales River.

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butterfly_girl
Mar 13, 2005

Living By The Lake

The houses along the lake were amazing. Just being able to look down into a peep of them was really amazing.
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Dec 26, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Austin

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Austin Visitor Center

A good place to stop first is the Austin/State Capitol Visitors Center located in the state capitol complex. I parked my car and decided to walk around downtown Austin and the parking area was right...
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The Driskill

The Driskill Hotel is Austin's most famous and classiest hotel. If you're like me you probably can't afford to stay there but that shouldn't stop you from going in to have a look at the beautiful...
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The Paramount Theatre

This theater was completed in 1915 using a design by Chicago architects, Eberson, Fugard and Knapp and was originally called the "Majestic". It was remodeled and renamed the "Paramount" in the 1930s....
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O. Henry Museum

William Sydney Porter was born in Greensboro, N.C. in 1862. He moved to a ranch near Cotulla, Texas in 1882 and to Austin, Texas in 1884. Porter was a pharmacist, a draftsman, a bank teller, and a...
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Texas Capitol & Capitol Building

There were a number of units from Texas that fought in the Civil War. Two of the most famous were The Texas Brigade (also known as "Hood's Brigade" or "General Hood's Texas Cavalry Boys") and the 8th...
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French Legation Museum

I was a little surprised to hear about a French connection in Austin so I decided to stop by the French Legation Museum. Turns out that French connection wasn't such a great one since it was the home...
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