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  • rkh32018
    55 contributions
    It was a rainy day so we decided to spend the afternoon touring the capitol. We joined the free 1/2 hour tour. Unfortunately English was not the tour guide's first language so one had to really concentrate to understand what she was saying. Since there was a big crowd of us and she didn't have a microphone or any amplification, this was difficult. We saw the rotunda (beautiful) and then were taken down to see some areas in the basement. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to see the rest of the building. (It is huge though)
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • Bobbi S
    Lido Beach, NY4,725 contributions
    Having borrowed and and driven to Austin from Dallas with our son & daughter-in-law's bicycles, we were so happy to have this trail so near our hotel, as well as having great mobility all over Austin. We read that the trail is partly gravel, so I brought a helmet. It gave me peace of mind but was not necessary. You'll be sharing the trail with runners, dogs, walkers, & strollers. The trail is mostly densely packed sandy dirt with some areas which are concrete (boat launches, truck paths, & the like). It is fairly well maintained but does have some areas where the dirt has worn away from water run-off & there are a lot of tree nuts on the path as well. Scenery is great (be aware that some of that scenery will be of tarp-tents & belongings right at the shoreline lived in by some of Austin's many, many homeless folks), diverse, of the lake/reservoir, downtown buildings & across-the-lake low rises. There is good signage, info on the plantings & history of the trail, bridges, etc. Our only criticism was that, somehow, we did not see the sign for the Congress Avenue Bridge where we wanted to exit the trail & so, kept biking, & biking, & biking, such that we ended up doing nearly 20 miles, not the actual trail's 10 miles! But, we didn't mind because we came back the next day & rode it again, this time entering through Zilker Park!
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • Tay Tay
    3 contributions
    This was my favorite part of Austin. Everything in the city calmed down at this wonderful treasure of a swimming hole. Yes, the water was a bit chilly but it was a nice warm day to bask in the sun after. The bottom of the pool is covered in moss, so be careful if you aren’t swimming amongst the moss. I loved this activity so much we stayed lounging for hours. A fact that we saw on one of the boards coming in- Robert Redford learned how to swim there when he was 5 years old.

    A definite must if you are in the area and want to kick it at a cool spot. You can’t bring food into the park, just water.
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Lisa and Rob C
    Sterling, VA91 contributions
    The initial steps are a little workout but it was worth it to climb and see the views of the river. We did not have any issue with parking.
    Written 20 October 2022
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  • ElTouristo61
    New York City, NY2,735 contributions
    I visited my first Presidential library while in Austin and it was both informative and eye-opening. LBJ’s library has great displays and messages that capture his highly consequential presidency during a turbulent time in American history. The displays on Lady Bird were equally impressive and thought provoking and provided a rich understanding of her consequential and positive role. The library did a great job at not only portraying the positive and negative aspects of LBJ’s presidency but the backdrop of American politics-life-society in the 1960s.
    Written 30 November 2022
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  • LAW64
    Tonbridge, UK1,575 contributions
    Enjoyable informative museum about the history of Texas which has some interesting exhibits. Particularly enjoyed the mini cinema exhibit which showed how cowboys have been portrayed in the movies. Good shop. Parking underneath. Recommended
    Written 5 October 2022
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  • thedogColumbia_MO
    Columbia, MO258 contributions
    We were at a professional meeting elsewhere and did not stay at the Driskill. But did have coffee there in the lobby and were awed by its magnificence! You MUST see it at least
    Written 6 November 2022
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  • markay163
    Berkeley Lake, Ga196 contributions
    Mostly fun for people watching. If you have a lot of time and patience you will see bats. The bridge is an especially nice place to watch the sunset. It took us 2 nights, but we did see several hundred bats on the second try. Lots of people watched from below on boats and in the park but I wasn't up for that.
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • Cynthia G
    Pennsylvania117 contributions
    Make sure that you wear comfy shoes, and bring your phone/camera to take photos. The tower is a must-see. Take time to stop at the wind chime on the walkway into the gardens. Don't miss the ponds!
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Kimberly S
    Alcoa, TN124 contributions
    We were interested in vintage shopping & dining. Check & check! Feathers Boutique & Prototype Vintage were inspiring to visit with wonderfully curated finds. We had late lunch/early dinner @ Guero’s Taco Bar which was fantastic. This is a fun area to spend an afternoon.
    Written 17 November 2022
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  • Courtney C
    Lampasas, TX6 contributions
    This place was really cool. Lots of hands on experiences for the kids. Stingrays, lemurs, iguanas, sharks, touch tanks, turtles, chickens and more. My kids really liked the interactiveness of this aquarium versus others we’ve been to. It did have a pretty fishy odor, but it IS and aquarium. I did think cleanliness was lacking. Most tanks were very dirty. Even saw trash in one and a pressed penny in another. Kind of sad for the animals to live like that. The staff seemed knowledgeable but lots of waiting time to see the more popular animals. Strict rules…My 6 year old stood up and touched the tail of a lemur (moderate adhd child) and got “kicked out” of the exhibit. Overall, it was a good trip, but this place could definitely improve for the price.
    Written 21 June 2021
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  • Niraheto
    Sydney, Australia53 contributions
    Zilker park has a lot of walking trails has creeks and rivers very relaxing to walk through the PArk they have a large Christmas tree that they light up at Christmas
    Written 30 November 2022
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  • RollTideRollAZ
    Peoria, AZ556 contributions
    Stopped here while in Austin and took very short walk to lower falls and upper falls areas. People were frolicing in the water. Plenty of parking available.
    Written 18 March 2022
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  • Janelle E
    Redding, CA8 contributions
    Loved this part of Austin. Tons of restaurants, upscale clothing stores and just fun to walk around and experience all the unique stores and restaurants.
    Written 3 November 2022
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  • Aswathi C
    Bowling Green, KY110 contributions
    Real fun for My 3 year old. He is so curious! They also had a story telling time which was fun.. she read the story of Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs. He spent most of his time with balls, water area, and the kitchen and produce area. The general admission tickets are 16 per person (expensive!) but after 3 pm there is community entry which is free! You can reserve those tickets online as well! In the backyard there is a tall rope train, and my toddler enjoyed climbing that a lot.
    Written 27 September 2022
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