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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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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
From $49.00
 
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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Mount Bonnell Tips (11)

Beautiful View

Breath taking view of Mount Bonnell, Austin, Texas. It can be a short hiking. Be aware of wet area. Stones can be so slippery. I thought there was a cave where George W. Bonnell hid himself back...
LastCamerai
Sep 05, 2016

Mt Bonnell - Mountain in Texas????

Yes a mountain in Texas. This place is beautiful. My husband and I are sure to make this a stop every year. We always go to Whole Foods, get some food from their deli, and head to Mt Bonnell for a...
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hope6481
Mar 21, 2008

Enjoy the view at Mount Bonnell

At 785 feet above sea level, Mount Bonnell offers a beautiful panoramic view of downtown Austin, the Colorado River, Lake Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. There's a road that leads almost all...
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Jefie
May 14, 2006

Mount Bonnell

This is one of the highest places in Austin, and some of the most beautiful scenery. It's also a great spot for a date, a picnic, hiking, etc. Most people will go to the front entrance and climb...
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yelli
Aug 09, 2004

Mount Bonnell

Austin's Mount Bonnell is one of Austin's oldest tourist attractions being documented as far back as 1850. It is the highest point within Austin City Limits at 785 feet, but is actually smaller than...
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ATXtraveler
Jun 15, 2004

The View Atop Mt Bonnell

Apparently, there is a local legend about lovers throwing themselves off the top and falling to their death. I don't advise this. You will definitely get your name in the paper, but there are better...
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Jmill42
Jun 13, 2003

Mount Bonnell

Rising 200 feet over the surrounding area, Mount Bonnell offers visitors a great view of downtown, as well as, Lake Austin (which is really part of the Colorado River). It is a bit of a hike to the...
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Jmill42
Jun 13, 2003

Mount Bonnell

The highest point in Austin, Mount Bonnell is a dedicated park with many small hiking trails and a nice view of Lake Austin. It's free, and open youear round. There is a curfew though, so you have to...
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scott_txguy
May 08, 2003

On top of the world - Mt. Bonnell

Mt. Bonnell has a great view of the river, the Austin skyline, and the gorgeous homes that line the river. At 785 feet, it is one of the highest places in the city. Although it was a busy spot, it...
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kimberbakos
Sep 23, 2002

Mount Bonnell

This is an excellent vantage point for simply looking out over the city. The hike to the top is moderately demanding. The phone number and website are for Austin Parks and Recreation.
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Tom_Fields
Sep 28, 2006

Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell overlooks a vast expanse of Austin. It is located right off the lake, so it's very serene and relaxing. The sunsets are INCREDIBLE.
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SinKitty
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Mount Bonnell

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Neill-Cochran House Museum

This beautiful Greek Revival-style home was built by Abner Cook, the same architect who built the Governor's mansion. Built in 1855 on what was then considered the outskirts of Austin, the house...
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Austin Duck Adventures

One of the most fun things I did in Austin was to take a tour on the Austin Duck an amphibious vehicle, with Mark and Sarah. Tours depart from the Austin Visitor Information Center on Sixth...
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Texas Memorial Museum

The Texas Memorial Museum on the UT campus is a great little museum, and best of all it is free. It has one whole floor of dinosaur skeletons, all of which were found in TX. The highlight is the...
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The University of Texas at Austin

At 189,340 square feet, the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas Campus is one of the largest university art museums in the world and it has one of the best collections with a great...
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Harry Ransom Center

Here's another free indoor activity in case it rains a lot while you're in Austin. The Harry Ransom Center houses about 36 million literary manuscripts, one million rare books and first editions, five...
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Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium

Austin is also home to the University of Texas at Austin. There are a number of things to do on campus, look at the fine architecture, visit the nice museums or maybe catch a game at the Daryl K....
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Getting to Mount Bonnell

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3800 Mt Bonnell Rd., Austin, TX 78731

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  • Sunday 05:00 to 22:00
  • Monday 05:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 05:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 05:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday 05:00 to 22:00
  • Friday 05:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday 05:00 to 22:00

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