Must-Visit Spots in Austin, TX
Undoubtedly, Austin features many things to see and do. Yet, it cannot go without mentioning some of the top places to visit. Information can be found here.
Some of them include.
State Capitol and Visitors Center
Completed in 1888, the State Capitol and its 22 acres of grounds and monuments are home to the office of the State Governor and the Chambers of the Texas Legislature. Protected as a National Historic Landmark, the building impresses its dimensions; at 308 feet tall, it ranks as the sixth tallest state capitol, taller even than the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Visitors can stroll the park via the tree-lined path called the Great Walk and admire the numerous monuments. The visitor center is located on the grounds and features exhibits about the history of Austin and the state of Texas. This is a good place to begin exploring downtown Austin. See here for information about Austin, TX is Full of Museums.
Congress Avenue Bridge
Crowds gather nightly on the Congress Avenue Bridge, at sunset, to watch Austin’s urban bat colony fly out from their home on the underside of the bridge over Lady Bird Lake. The 45-minute spectacle is one of those only-in-Austin happenings. The colony of Mexican free-tailed bats is the largest in an urban environment in North America—about 1.5 million bats take flight each night to feed.