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Best things to do in Austin

History Museum
“Great museum with lots of exhibits on Texas history. Excellent access, right in the University of Texas area.”
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Science Museum
“A great interactive museum for the kiddos. Great access, although it gets packed on weekends and holidays, especially when it rains. ”
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Art Museum
“Art museum with interesting architecture and often times has cool events. Present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission. https://blantonmuseum.org/”
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Art Gallery
“Exhibition of Charles Umlauf's works includes an outdoor collection of touchable bronze sculptures.”
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Field
“You'll spend hours learning about LBJ's life and presidency. Excellent access.”
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Art Museum
“Modern gallery with great exhibits and they always host an excellent array of artists that are constantly updated. There's a beautiful rooftop lounge that also has cold brew sometimes!”
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Museum
“Museum with many collections and Gutenberg Bible on UT campus.....this place is very special!”
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Art Museum
“Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, Noon – 5 pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday Cost: Free See works of art created by European sculptress Elisabeth Ney as you explore her studio and the surrounding grounds. ”
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History Museum
“The French Legation is an historic legation building in eastern Austin, Texas, built in 1841 to represent the French government in the new Republic of Texas. It is among the oldest extant frame structures in Austin ”
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Art Museum
“Mexic-Arte is the fine art museum exhibiting works by Latinx artists. They also offer educational workshops and family-friendly events.”
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Museum
“"Keep Austin Weird" is frequent saying in South Texas - and here is a museum dedicated to all things weird. A little cheesy, but sometimes that is a good thing.”
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Capitol Building
“Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday, noon – 5 pm Cost: Free Visit the oldest state office building in Texas and learn about soldiers during the Texas Revolution, ranching, construction of the Capitol and about famous writer O Henry, who worked in the building. ”
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Museum
“This place is great! Its a beautifull villa/artschool. Would be nice to combine with a trip to peacock park and mount Bonnel. You can walk around on their premises for free and stroll thru their sculture garden with work of amongst others AiWeiWei. Sometimes they also have one day courses in for example natural dying or wheelthrowing.”
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History Museum
“Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm; Thursday 10 am – 9 pm; Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 4 pm; Closed on Sunday Cost: Free Learn more about Juneteenth and the history of African-American scientists and inventors on our country. ”
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Art Gallery
“Beautiful Italianate mansion and grounds on Lake Austin, houses Austin's art museum.”
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