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attractions

Local Attractions 
Nearby Austin is the proud capital of Live Music, with a vibrant scene serenading or rocking the city every night. But Austin is less known for its museums and other cultural venues. Here’s a sampling of how to experience the famed music up close … and how to look beyond it:
 
Entertainment 

  • Austin Music Hall - After a 2007 renovation, the mid-size Austin Music Hall is thriving with marquee bands.
  • Saxon Pub – A true local experience for rock and blues lovers. Bands play here every night.
  • University of Texas Performing Arts Center – All manner of performances take place in this multi-venue center.
  • Paramount Theater – This 1915 theater was once a vaudeville house and movie palace. Today, it presents musicals and plays.
 
Austin Museums 
  • Blanton Museum of Art – The largest university art museum in the country holds one of the largest private collections of old master paintings and drawings.
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum – The items on display at this fascinating cultural treasure give insight into the mind of the 36th president.
  • O. Henry Museum – This small museum is housed in the tiny cottage that the writer rented in the late 19th century. You’ll find fascinating memorabilia here.
  • Austin Children’s Museum – The open floor plan of this fun museum leads from one engaging exhibit to another. Fun for all ages!
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum – For those with a curiosity about the great state of Texas, the late lieutenant governor’s museum gathers artifacts and documents from throughout the area.
 
Sports 
  • Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium – home of the Texas Longhorns college football team
  • UFCU Disch-Falk Field – home of college baseball’s Texas Longhorns