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Austin welcomes visitors with a wealth of entertainment options and unique attractions. Our hundreds of music venues have earned Austin the title of "live music capital of the world," and the abundant sunshine and beautiful natural surroundings entice nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Over 1,900 bands and performing artists call the Austin area home, performing in hundreds of venues throughout the city. Your visit won't be complete without at least a stroll down the famed Sixth Street where almost 200 musical acts appear every night of the week.

Austin's temperate climate offers year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, such as hiking, biking, and camping, and water sports of all kinds on the area's lakes and rivers. You'll find numerous award-winning golf courses to choose from, as well as serene botanical gardens and nature preserves where you can enjoy the local flora and fauna.

As the state capital, Austin has a rich cultural heritage, and history buffs won't want to miss the State Capitol building, the Bob Bullock State History Museum, and the vast Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.

With award-winning resorts, museums and cultural venues, our city will entice with enough attractions to make you immediately begin planning your return trip.

Beginning in November of 2012 we welcome race fans from all over the world to the brand new state-of-the-art Circuit of the Americas track for the Austin Grand Prix

Museums

Austin Museum of Art French Legation Museum LBJ Presidential Library and Museum
Austin Nature and Science Center George Washington Carver Museum O. Henry Museum
Blanton Museum of Art Harry Ransom Center Texas Memorial Museum
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Elisabet Ney Museum

Performing Arts

Ariel Dance Theatre Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble Paramount Theatre
Austin Chamber Music Festival Ballet Austin The State Theatre
Austin Civic Chorus Bass Concert Hall Univ. of Texas Performing Arts Center
Austin Lyric Opera Frank Erwin Center Zachary Scott Theatre
Austin Playhouse Long Center for the Performing Arts Zilker Hillside Theater
Austin Symphony Orchestra Palmer Events Center Over 120 live music venues

Festivals

Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin Film Festival South by Southwest Music, Film, & Media Conference & Festival

Sports

Austin Toros
NBA D-League Basketball Team
Texas Longhorns
Big 12 Conference College Sports
Round Rock Express
AAA Baseball Team
Texas Stars
AHL Ice Hockey Team

Selected Other Attractions

Barton Springs Golf Courses Number Nearly 50 Texas Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge Bats Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Texas Hill Country & the Highland Lakes
Dillo Trolley System Mount Bonell Zilker Botanical Gardens

Resources for Exploring Attractions & Planning Activities

The daily paper, the Austin American-Statesman, offers an online entertainment guide called Austin 360.

The local 'alternative' weekly, the Austin Chronicle, provides a round up of upcoming events including live music listings, arts events, etc., as well as a city guide.

Online visitor's information is provided by the Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau (while you're there, check out the CVB's Live Music page for a jukebox of Austin music) and Texas Tourism.


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