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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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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

More Warnings and Dangers in Austin

Prickly pear cactus

Dont touch! IT's everywhere and often treated like a noxious weed. It will grow from the smallest cutting and survives extreme climates. The spines can get embedded in your skin and get infected....
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scott_txguy
May 10, 2003

Winter Ice - Watch Out!

Austin rarely gets icey roads...so when they do, they aren't prepared. If there is ice, stay put and wait for the city to put sand out. It may take a LONG time, but it's not worth the risk of going...
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amberz
Jan 23, 2003

avoid driving near the Capitol...

avoid driving near the Capitol or Governor Bush's mansion, the police are very strict and will pull you over for anything suspicious. Stay out of Austin on the east side of Interstate 35 - mostly...
christo1970
Aug 24, 2002

TRAGEDY STRIKES TEXAS AGAIN

In February of 2010 a man intentionally flew a small airplane into this building, killing a man inside and doing tremendous destruction to the building itself.
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Rich62
Mar 03, 2010

Texas Tragedy

This headline from the Austin paper is a rminder that tragedies can strike in any state, including Texas.
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Rich62
Nov 15, 2009
 
 
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Statesman Bat Observation Center

There are approximately 1.5 million Mexican Free-Tail Bats (not my count someone else's) that call the underside of the Governor Ann B. Richards Bridge their home. This is one of the largest urban...
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Mount Bonnell

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...
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Texas Capitol & Capitol Building

There are several other monuments and memorials located on Capitol Square. Some of them include a nice monument dedicated to Tejanos (Texans of Mexican Descent) and their contributions to the culture...
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Barton Springs Pool

I try and make a trip to Barton Springs every time i'm in Austin. The water stays at a year round 72 degrees because the natural spring which feeds the pool. I use the term "pool" very broadly when...
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Seasonal Events

Austin Reggae Festival is on Auditorium Shores in South Austin. It is a 2 day event held annually in April with Reggae bands from all over the state and sometimes all over the USA. The tickets cos t...
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Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Bullock Texas History Museum is outstanding! It has a variety of multi-media displays that teach kids of all ages the history, the present, and the future of Texas. They are rebuilding the ship...
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"Austin-Off the Beaten Path"
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