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  • 1. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The 38th Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Bob Bullock—a potent political force in his day—lobbied hard to establish a museum of state history during...Read More

  • 2. Austin City Hall

    Government Building

    The home of municipal government since November 2004 and the anchor of the Second Street District, City Hall is a striking modern showcase of...Read More

  • 3. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

    Museum/Gallery

    This stunning architectural site is just off of the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, overlooking the river. Dedicated to celebrating notable...Read More

  • 4. Fire Department History Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Next door to the O. Henry Museum and the Susanna Dickinson Museum, this truly spectacular gem is housed in Central Fire Station No. 1, Austin...Read More

  • 5. General Land Office

    Government Building

    The only surviving government building from Austin's first 30 years owes its Gothic style to its German-born and -trained architect, Conrad...Read More

  • 6. Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    As war stories go, the most defining for Texas is, of course, the Alamo. And although Davy Crockett, William Travis, and James Bowie are often...Read More

  • 7. O. Henry Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Writer William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, rented this modest cottage from 1893 to 1895. Moved a few blocks from its original location...Read More

  • 8. Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery

    Clarksville | Museum/Gallery

    With a collection more akin to a first class art museum than a commercial gallery, the Russell has a longstanding reputation for being the go...Read More

  • 9. The Austin History Center

    Library/Archive

    Part of the Austin Public Library system (and next door to the central branch building), this is the central repository of all historical documents...Read More

  • 10. The Contemporary Austin–Jones Center

    Museum/Gallery

    The Contemporary Austin, as it's known, doesn't have a huge amount of space at either its downtown location or at the gorgeous 1916 Italianate...Read More

  • 11. The MEXIC-ARTE Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Founded in 1984, this museum is a beguiling, moderate-size museum devoted to traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latino art. The permanent...Read More

  • 12. The Old Bakery and Emporium

    Restaurant–Sight

    In 1876, Swedish baker Charles Lundberg built this charming building near the capitol and operated it as a bakery for the next 60 years. Rescued...Read More

  • 13. Treaty Oak

    Historic District/Site

    Many local legends attach themselves to Austin's most famous tree. At least 500 years old, the live oak, on Baylor Street in the West End between...Read More

  • 14. Willie Nelson Statue

    Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    Back in the 1970s when mainstream country music was all in Nashville, Willie Nelson kept his feet firmly planted in Texas. Playing around Austin...Read More

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