Attractions near the University of Texas
The University of Texas is ideally located just north of the center of the capital city of Austin and a few short blocks from one of the city’s main attractions, the Texas State Capitol complex. The Capitol is the first of many must-see attractions in the city. Here is a rundown on some of the best:
Texas State Capitol Complex –
Begin at the Capitol Visitors Center located at 112 East 11th Street. Here you will find many interesting exhibits to help you familiarize yourself with Texas, its capital city, and its Capitol building. Then, pick up the handy brochures that will assist you in taking self-guided tours of the beautiful grounds that surround the Capitol building as well as the Capitol building itself. The Capitol building has undergone a complete renovation during the past few years and has been restored to its original splendor.
Austin Music Scene –
Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. The longest-running music show in America, “Austin City Limits” is broadcast live every week from a studio within the University of Texas. There are around 200 live music venues in the Austin area offering every type of music you can imagine. The most concentrated area of live music venues is a 7-block long stretch of 6th Street running between IH-35 and Congress Avenue.
Fun for the Whole Family –
Austin Duck Adventures offers an informative and fun land/water tour experience. You’ll board an amphibious jeep which takes you on a guided tour by land of the city’s best historical sites and then transition to water as the tour takes you around Lake Austin.
The IMAX Theatre located in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum offers thrilling IMAX movie entertainment featuring all the latest movies.