Located about half an hour's drive from the city center, Austin Ridge Bible Church is set in the middle of the woods, making it a beautiful place to go for Sunday service. The church is a very active part of the community, hosting outreach programs and special events targeted towards issues that affect the members of the congregation. In addition to all this, there is also a challenging disc golf course on the church grounds that is open for public use. The course contains picnic areas, hiking paths and bike routes as well.
617 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 853 9826
In a town with as much history as Austin, you are destined to find some scary stories and haunted locations. This tour takes you through downtown to experience some of the ghosts of this city's past. Hear stories about famous Austinites who have died, but never seemed to leave town. Learn about serial killers pre-dating Jack the Ripper, murders and mayhem, as well as spooks and haunts of Austin's sordid past. This tour may be a too much for small children. But adults will find it a wonderful way to learn about Austin's secret history.
Enjoy a hill country setting in a family environment. Austin Zoo, a privately owned home, originally started with a small selection of farm animals and has now grown into a wild animal sanctuary and zoo. See Bengal tigers, lemurs, a butterfly garden and more! The picnic areas are perfect for a birthday party or company event.
One of Austin's oldest tourist attractions, Mount Bonnell is also one of the highest points in the city - there is an incredible view of Lake Austin and the downtown skyline right by the picnic tables. Legend has it that the 99 steps to the top hold enchanting qualities: if a couple climbs the mount once, they fall in love; twice, they become engaged; and three times, they are destined to be married.
3809 West 35th Street Austin, TX 78703 +1 512 458 8191
The Austin Museum of Art offers two distinct art experiences. AMOA Downtown serves as the Museum's principal exhibition site and presents exhibitions and education programs that showcase 20th Century and contemporary art. These exhibitions offer something for everyone. To complement the exhibitions, the museum also presents a broad range of accessible and hands-on public education programs for people of all ages. In addition, the museum store offers a wide range of art-inspired gifts. This beloved site has been declared a national treasure and is on city, state, and national registries of historic places.
The First Presbyterian Church settled into a log cabin in Austin around 1850. Since that time, the church has moved to a number of different locations but throughout it all, the love of music reined supreme. In the present location, Oscar, the 100-year-old tracker organ, is the main attraction. With 32 stops, 35 ranks and 1894 pipes, of which about 10 ranks of pipes are from the original 1900 organ. Don't miss a service with this fantastic sound of history.
The Shree Raseshwari Radaha Rani Temple, part of the Barsana Ashram, is the largest Hindu temple in North America. This striking building was constructed by Hindu artisans and is part of a 230-acre property designed to reproduce the holy land of Braj in India. The Barsana Dham is the main U.S. center of the International Society of Divine Love and is designed to allow worshipers to explore the true devotional environment of historical Ashrams. This was the first Hindu temple built in Austin and it serves as both a place of worship and a center for traditional Indian cultural activities.
This fabulous park is one of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department's premier facilities. Whether it is a family reunion or a company picnic, this park has all the amenities for a fabulous party. The unfurnished house is about 2500 square feet; it has a kitchen and two patios, perfect for informal gatherings. Swimming pool, volleyball, horseshoes, and a croquet set are available as well. The outdoor picnic area easily fits 300 people, while the inside holds up to 150. Call for reservations.
1600 City Park Road Austin, TX 78730 +1 512 346 1831
This park offers over 1,000 acres of land with nearly a mile of lakefront. Visitors can go boating and utilize the park's two boat ramps. Skiing, fishing and relaxing on the sandy waterfront are also options. There is a swimming area that employs lifeguards on summer weekends. Be sure to notice the ash, oak and juniper trees throughout the park. Sixty-six campsites are available, some along the waterfront, and pets on a leash are welcome.
1317 West 10th Street Austin, TX 78703 +1 512 499 6700
This lush, green park lies at the center of the charming Clarksville neighborhood in Central Austin. You can sit in the shade under the tall, thick trees or bathe in the sun on the hill above a wide, grassy plain. This area is a popular hangout for dog owners, and also has a basketball and tennis court. On any given day, you will likely witness amateur skateboarders showing off their acrobatics while flying off the end of ramps set up along an abandoned court.
The Austin Museum of Art offers two distinct art experiences.
It serves as the museum's principle exhibition site and presents continually changing exhibitions and education programs that showcases a diverse array of twentieth century and contemporary art. These include ...
Located near the student area in Austin, The United States
Art Authority is an entertainment venue that plays host to not just art related events but the performing arts as well. CD Release Parties, Summer Series Concerts, fundraisers and ...
The brain child of Reji Thomas, Pine Street Station, exhibits
the works of several artists who mainly work with glass, wood carvings, stone and metal work. A space dedicated to showcasing upcoming artists, it is also a great venue ...