Austin is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Austin one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Austin is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Austin or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Austin. Explore the historical monuments of Austin with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Austin guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Austin page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Austin landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Austin.
#1 of 9 Historical Places in Austin | Added 18552 times in trip plans
Congress Ave, between 11th & 14th Sts, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Glistening grey statues, sunset red bricks and little historical gems await those who wish to visit the Texas State Capitol, in Austin. Whether you want to picnic in the gardens, watch the squirrels and birds gambolling about or take in some Texan history, this State Capitol is a relaxing and informative place to visit. Limestone crafted into Itali...
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604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701, United States
Austin’s a big, big city and finding the perfect place to stay can be quite a task. Amongst the numerous hotels and inns, shines The Driskill, a Romanesque styled hotel that dates back to 1886. It’s the oldest and most famous hotel in Austin, an ideal place to keep your luggage safe while you’re out on your sightseeing sprees. Rig...
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305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Did you know a bat baby is called a pup? Or that bat mothers can identify their babies by their unique smell and high pitched squeak? You’ll be able to learn these facts, and more, at the Congress Avenue Bridge; the kind of destination that will leave you batty about Austin! This is no surprise since the city itself is home to the largest urb...
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1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, United States
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Just a few blocks up north of the Capitol Building stands the hi-tech Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Named after the state’s former lieutenant governor who envisioned the museum’s existence, this eye catching building aims to tell ‘the Story of Texas’. With a giant structure of a star erected in the front that&rsquo...
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Lady Bird Lake, First Street Bridge at Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX 78701 (South Austin)
Runners, walkers and cyclists: unite! The Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike- Trail is 10 miles of green grass, lean trees and wide roads. The Trail is one of the most popular spots in the city, with visitors being drawn by excellent views of downtown Austin and the sparkling and pristine waters of Lady Bird Lake. The park is full of health enthusiasts a...
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2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
History buffs, you’re in for a treat! The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library is chock full of historical documents, photographs, one million feet of film, oral histories and recordings including telephone conversations! All this information sheds light onto the public career of ex US President Lyndon B. Johnson and his closest associa...
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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Imagine butterflies fluttering and dancing around rainbow coloured flowers, all set against emerald green grass. Now imagine a reality where none of these beauties exist! The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is dedicated to keeping such a horrifying possibility away by protecting and conserving as much of North America’s flora as possible....
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4422 Lareina Dr., Austin, TX
Pretend there’s a man on a jungle safari, mosquitoes descending almost as menacingly as the humidity. As he gets closer and closer to his goal, a box filled with ancient treasure, his heart fills with anticipation. Finally, he arrives and his fingers tremble as they open the box to find... a broken TV set?! Well, remember the saying ‘on...
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2200 West 35th Street, Building 6, Camp Mabry, Austin TX. Entrance is on Maintenance Drive
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Are you fascinated by tanks, medallions and everything military? Do you have a penchant for history and a love for observing different aspects of war? If you do, you’ll find that the Texas Military Forces museum is calling out to you! Laden with interesting exhibits and artefacts from 1823 to present day, the museum is a hidden gem in the cit...