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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
 
"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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Zilker Metropolitan Park Tips (8)

Zilker Park Kite Festival

When: Every 1st Sunday in March Where: Zilker Park Time: 10am-5pmAdmission fee: Nah-uh, FREE. What else is FREE: Music, parking and free shuttle rides that runs from 10am-5pm. Traffic leading in to...
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virtualling
Apr 04, 2011

Zilker Park

Zilker Park is home to so many local attractions, including the Zilker Botanical Gardens, Barton Springs Pool, and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Be on the lookout for one of many community events and...
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tee0206
Sep 22, 2007

Zilker Park and Town Lake

Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most loved park," and I would have loved to have had more time to explore it's 321 acres. The park, planned in part by the National Park Service, is...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 09, 2007

Zilker Park

Austin's Town Lake has a number of nice parks, and this is the best. It offers a fine view of the city skyline, hiking/jogging trails, and activities for the kids. Look for the statue of the late,...
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Tom_Fields
Sep 28, 2006

Take a Mini Train Ride through Zilker Park

For the kids...or just to act like a kid, take the mini Zilker Zypher train ride through Zilker Park. It's a leisurely 3-mile ride that passes under Barton Springs Road.The Zilker Park train station...
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butterfly_girl
Mar 13, 2005

Zilker Park

Enjoy an afternoon at Zilker Park. Austin is lucky to have lots of land set aside for recreational opportunities. Zilker park is a 351 acre park right in the midst of the city and is a great spot to...
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butterfly_girl
May 07, 2004

Zilker Park

Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most loved park." This 351 acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and special events for the individual or the whole family. Enjoy...
bhencey
Jun 10, 2003

Zilker Park Center

If there's an epicenter to outdoor recreation in Austin, it's Zilker Park, just south of the Colorado River about half a mile west of Congress Ave. The park itself is a pleasant 8 acre (3ha) slot of...
KenMore
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Zilker Metropolitan Park

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Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

I did not get the chance to see the Charles Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum on this trip; but it is near the top of my to do list for my next visit. The garden and museum house over 100 pieces...
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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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Treaty Oak

When I heard about this tree, I had to be sure to see it before leaving Austin. It may be difficult to believe, but this oak tree known as the Treaty Oak purportedly was growing 100 years before...
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Sixth Street Historic District & West 6th Street District

Everyone kept saying "6th Street". What they dont tell you is that its loaded with college kids. The more mature upscale crowd Jazz venues, bars were off 3rd through 5th, Colorado St and Congress St....
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Waterloo Records & Video

If you like to shop for music, you must go to Waterloo Records. They have an awesome selection of CD's, including loads of local music. And you can listen to CD's in one of those old-style listening...
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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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Getting to Zilker Metropolitan Park

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2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704

Hours

  • 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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