The Top 10 Historical Sites in Austin



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Though Austin is known for its live music scene and laid-back urban appeal, many overlook the historical significance of this central Texas city. With the help of this best-of list, visitors can take advantage of an easy opportunity to understand Austin's background, ranging from government bigwigs and ghosts to influential artists and brave lost souls. Turn this Top 10 guide into a day-long event or work a couple points of interest into your busy schedule. Whatever you choose, know that these spots help make Austin remarkable.

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Day 1 - Austin


1

Texas State Capitol

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Location:

1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

Contact:

tel: 512-463-0063


2

Driskill (The)

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Location:

604 Brazos Street
At E Sixth St
Austin, TX 78701

Contact:

tel: +1 512 474 5911 / +1 800 252 9367 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 512 474 2214


3

Governor's Mansion of Texas

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Location:

1010 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

Contact:

tel: +1 512 474 9960


4

Texas State Cemetery

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Location:

909 Navasota St
Austin, TX 78702

Contact:

tel: +1 512 463 0605
fax: +1 512 463 8811


5

St. Mary's Cathedral

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Location:

203 East 10th St
Austin, TX 78701

Contact:

tel: +1 512 476 6182
fax: +1 512 476 8799


6

Treaty Oak

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Location:

503 Baylor St
Between W Fifth and Sixth Sts
Austin, TX 78701

Contact:

tel: +1 512 476 3809


7

Elisabet Ney Museum

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Location:

304 E 44th St
Austin, TX 78751

Contact:

tel: +1 512 458 2255
fax: +1 512 453 0638


8

O. Henry House Museum

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Location:

409 E Fifth St
Austin, TX 78701

Contact:

tel: +1 512 472 1903
fax: +1 512 472 7102


9

Paramount Theatre

Location:

713 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Contact:

tel: +1 512 472 5470
fax: +1 512 472 5824


10

Armadillo World Headquarters Plaque

Location:

505 Barton Springs Road
One Texas Center
Austin, TX 78704

Contact:

tel: +1 512 474 5171 (Tourist Information)
fax: +1 512 583 7280 (Tourist Information)


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