This museum showcases antique farm machinery and tools, horse-drawn implements, and household articles. Most items were donated by families whose ancestors farmed and ranched this area. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. For weekday tours: 830/249-6007. www.agmuseum.us.
The museum complex consists of a wooden replica of the mill, grindstones, farm implements and other pioneer artifacts; the Robinson Museum contains Anderson family memorabilia; and Robinson Hall is the site of themed activities and a gift shop. Tours are offered the fourth Sun. of the month from ...
From March to October spectators converge at sunset to watch the bats' mass exodus from underneath the bridge. This is one of the largest urban bat colonies in the nation. Information kiosks are on the north and south shores of Lady Bird Lake by the bridge. Barton Springs Road and Congress Avenue...
Take the glass-bottom boat or kayak ride to view the bubbling springs and an excavation site from which artifacts dating as far back as 12,000 years have been recovered. The Endangered Species Exhibit provides an up-close look at the species that live only in the San Marcos River. There is birdin...
Hill Country scenes—captured in oils, handicrafts, hobbies and souvenirs—are available in several quaint shops and studios on and around Wimberley's "town square."
Children can touch, play and climb to their hearts' content. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat., 5–8 p.m. Wed. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 201 Colorado St. 512/472-2499. www.austinkids.org.
PBS' longest running program, "Austin City Limits," was first broadcast from the KLRU studios on The University of Texas at Austin campus in 1976. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame designated the original studios (and show) a historic rock 'n' roll site. Today, the studios are downtown at ACL Live a...
Tour historic sites and scenic streets of Austin and then, in the same vehicle, splash into Lake Austin for a leisurely cruise. Tours depart from the Austin Visitor Center. Admission charge. 209 E. Sixth St. 512/477-5274. www.austinducks.com.
Visitors can stroll the 12-acre grounds overlooking Lake Austin and take in the scenic sculpture and historic gardens. Driscoll Villa open noon–4 p.m. Tue.–Wed. and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Thu.–Sun. Grounds open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun. Public tours 1 p.m. on weekends. Closed holida...
Educational exhibits feature science, natural history, botany, more than 90 native Texas animals and a Dino Pit, where visitors can unearth replicas of fossils found in Texas. It also has wonderful hiking and nature trails. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. 301 Nature Center Drive...
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