Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Downtown

Texas State Capitol

Built in 1888 from sunset-red granite, this state capitol is the largest in the US, backing up the ubiquitous claim that everything is bigger in Texas. If nothing else, take a peek at the lovely rotunda – be sure to…
Top Choice Bridge in Downtown

Bat Colony Under Congress Avenue Bridge

Every year up to 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats make their home upon a platform beneath the Congress Ave Bridge, forming the largest urban bat colony in North America. It's become an Austin tradition to sit on…
Museum in Downtown

Mexic-Arte Museum

This wonderful, eclectic downtown museum features works from Mexican and Mexican American artists in exhibitions that rotate every two months. The museum's holdings include carved wooden masks, modern Latin American…
Museum in Downtown

Contemporary Austin

This two-site museum has a new name and a freshly renovated downtown space. Downtown, the Jones Center features rotating exhibits representing new artists. Don't miss the view of the city from the new Moody Rooftop,…
Museum in Downtown

Museum of the Weird

Pay the entrance fee, walk through the gift shop and then step inside Austin's version of a cabinet of curiosities. Or perhaps we should say hallway of curiosities, one lined with shrunken heads, malformed mammals a…