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Heart of Austin Bicycle Tour
"The two hour tour starts at 9:00am and it is recommended that guests arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation before hitting the road. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes for biking and it is suggested to bring a bottle of wate stopping to talk about it's long storied history and it's connection to the formation of Texas. On the way to the University you'll stop at one of the last remaining moon towers that lit up the night in the late 1800's and that was made famous in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. Upon arrival on campus you will visit the Tower made famous by the Charles Whitman mass shooting before heading to see the Santa Rita oil well and talk about how oil played a roll in the university's history. The tour will then head to Sholtz's beer garden where you will learn you will coast through the State Capital grounds stopping to talk about Texas' inception and Austin's role in it.You'll have the best seat in the house to experience Austin from a perspective that you just can't get any other way. Your informative local guide will not only teach you about the h
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"Austin's Lakes
Hey Austin: Lake and Springs Tour"You'll have the best seat in the house to experience Austin from a perspective that you just can't get any other way. Your informative local guide will not only teach you about the history of the city but make great suggestions about what else to see do eat and hear on your visit. You'll end your tour back at the shop where we'll be glad to spend some time helping you decide what to do next.Our Austin's Lakes Springs and Bridges Tour gives you a chance to ride the shaded Butler Trail around Lady Bird Lake
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Best of Austin Small Group Guided Tour
"This intimate small group tour is the only tour in town where you get out of the van several times for a guided tour. This differs from a Double Decker tour where you are dropped off. This tour allows you to pop into the most important places for just a stop at our famous graffiti park take a photo in front of the Austin postcard and enjoy a sweet treat at the food trucks!You'll learn about art music culture food
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Lake Travis Tips (3)

Lake Travis: Too much sun, yet lots of fun.

Every Summer, there is always someone you know, or someone you know who knows someone else, who will throw a party on a party barge out at Lake Travis. The party barge usually ends up at Devil's Cove...
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Dec 01, 2008

Single? Go to Austin's type of pickup bar!

Lake Travis is one of the 7 lakes in the Highland Lake Chain, which is also the Lower Colorado River. (This is the end of the historical documentation).From this point on, I will be discussing things...
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ATXtraveler
Jun 20, 2004

The Oasis

The View The restaurant's slew of decks look down on the southeastern end of Lake Travis. Fervent sightseers can use the mounted telescopes to get close-ups of Mansfield Dam, to the left, or boaters...
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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Lake Travis

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Texas State Cemetery

Maybe it seems strange including a cemetery on a list of THINGS TO DO, but this is really an interesting place! We love rambling through old cemeteries and the Texas State Cemetery presented an...
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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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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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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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W. Travis & Burnet Counties, Texas

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