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The Texas capital, located between the rolling Hill Country and fertile farmland, has a vibrant cultural life and a young population that includes 50,000 University of Texas students. Founded in 1835 as Waterloo, it became the seat of government upon independence, changing its name to honor statesman Stephen F. Austin.The city was plagued by flooding along the Colorado River until a series of flood-control dams were constructed in 1938, forming the chain of Highland Lakes that includes Town Lake and Lake Austin.

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  • Texas State Capitol Recommended Recommended

    1100 Congress Ave. USA - Austin, TX 78701

    Dominating Austin's skyline, the Renaissance Revival-style capitol was built in 1888 (Elijah E. Myers) of red granite and limestone. Over 302ft in height, it is taller by more than 14ft than the US Capitol. A four-year building renovation was complet..

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  • Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art Recommended Recommended

    MLK at Congress USA - Austin, TX 78701

    The permanent collection of more than 13,000 works here ranges from ancient to contemporary art. The ground floor features the Mari and James Michener Collection of 20C American art; donated by the late novelist and his wife, it offers hundreds of mo..

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  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum Recommended Recommended

    2313 Red River St. USA - Austin, TX 78705-5737

    Located on the UT campus, this monumental facility honors the Hill Country's most famous native son. Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) served as US president following John F. Kennedy's assassination; his turbulent term (1963-69) was marked by the Vietnam War..

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Hotels Austin

  • The Driskill

    604 Brazos Street USA - Austin TX TX 78701

    Discover unrivaled luxury, state-of-the-art amenities and exceptional services at this legendary city centre hotel. Renowned as a historical Austin landmark, the Driskill is only moments from the city's most popular attractions. Originally built in ..

  • W Austin

    200 Lavaca Street USA - Austin TX TX 78701

    Centrally located in downtown Austin this 4-star hotel is 2 blocks from the Austin Children’s Museum. It features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool with poolside bar and modern rooms. W Austin’s rooms boast flat-screen TVs, an iPod docking station..

  • InterContinental Hotel Stephen F. Austin

    701 Congress Avenue USA - Austin TX TX 78701

    Only steps from Austin's State Capitol building and within walking distance of other attractions, this hotel features spacious guestrooms furnished with coffeemakers and knowledgeable on-site concierge services. The InterContinental Hotel Stephen F...

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