Fodor's Expert Review The Contemporary Austin–Laguna Gloria

West Austin and Zilker Park Art Museum Fodor's Choice

Set on a lush Lake Austin peninsula, this 1915 Mediterranean-style villa was once home to Clara Driscoll, who led the fight to save the Alamo from demolition in the early 20th century. In this lovely environment, the villa is surrounded by impressively kept grounds (which include lakeside walking trails) and a stunning collection of outdoor sculptures and rotating exhibits of world-renowned artists. An art school shares the idyllic setting of this building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and there's now a gift shop and on-site café, Spread & Co., that help elongate an afternoon visit to this scenic spot. Advance ticket reservations are currently required in advance.

Art Museum Family Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, Texas  78703, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $10, Closed Mon. and Tues.

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