Below are just a few things you can do:
Tour the UT Tower2247 Guadalupe Street, 78713
The tower , completed in 1937, is an integral symbol of the University of Texas. The town knows when we win a game, because the tip is lit burnt orange (instead of its normal white), and when any team wins a championship, the whole thing is lit burnt orange.
At the top, you are free to roam for about 30 minutes and check out the amazing views of downtown. The clock faces, which seem so small from far away are actually 14 feet tall!
Check out the Turtle pond
After the tour, stop at the turtle pond at its base. In this one pond, there must be over 50 turtles, and they will eat just about anything you stick in there - grass, plants,probably fingers ;o)
Blanton Museum of Art
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, 78712
One of the foremost university art museums in the United States, the museum holds over 17,000 permanent works of art, including European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.
Texas Memorial Museum2400 Trinity Street 78705
This free science museum was built in 1939. And with its hushed halls, it sometimes still feels like that year still inside!
This is a favorite of children of all ages, it displays dinosaur fossils, meterorites, dioramas of all different sorts of Texas wildlife and an Explore Evolution section. Very kid friendly!
LBJ Presidential Library and Museum2313 Red River Street 78705
This newly renovated museum gives an in-depth look into LBJ life and accomplishments. Interesting movies and interactive displays make this museum interesting for children of all ages.
Bowling at the Union
2247 Guadalupe Street, 78713
Looking for a fun break from the museums and tours? Take some time to go bowling at the underground 12 lane bowling alley and billiards hall. It is one of my boys' favorite places in town to go bowling, with its black light, disco ball and Air hockey table, we are always assured of a fun few hours!!
After the tour and pond, we headed over to the Union Underground for some bowling. We love any kind of bowling (and what better way to beat the summer heat!), but I think our favorite place to bowl is the Union
Austin bleeds burnt orange, there is no doubt. If you have time to visit the UT campus, it is well worth the time.
Harry Ransom Center
300 West 21st Street, 78712
View the Gutenberg Bible, printed around 1454, and the extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, and art held in this treasure.
2901 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road 78722
We recently learned about this gem hidden in the Development building. Hung in the middle of a stairwell, this is a fantastic side trip for anyone who loves science!
Note, the building is off-the beaten path, across the highway from the main part of campus.