Don’t Miss These Austin Tourist Attractions And Austin Landmarks

Attractions in Austin are not just for tourists. Don't miss these essential Austin tourist attractions and Austin landmarks.

Austin Duck Adventures
Web Site: Austin Duck Adventures
300 Pressler Street
Austin, Texas 78703

Phone: (512) 477-5274
One of the things to do in Austin that all ages can enjoy is Austin Duck Adventures. Austin Duck Adventures takes a amphibious all terrain vehicle tour through not only downtown Austin, but into Lake Austin. The 75 minute sightseeing tour gives on overview of what do do and what to see in Austin including Historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol Building, Bob Bullock State History Museum and the Governor’s Mansion. The boarding point for Austin Duck Adventures is at the Austin Visitors Center’s 602 East 4th Street. Advance reservations are recommended.

Austin Overtures
Web Site: Austin Overtures
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 659-9478
Austin Overtures specializes in providing “Austin in 90 minutes”, an Austin sightseeing tour that familiarizes you with what to do in Austin including 30 major historical, cultural, and significant points of interest in just 90 minutes. The tour van is equipped with satellite activated narration, and is designed and powered by Mercedes Benz, so your ride will be smooth and safe.

Austin Visitors Center Guided Historic Walking Tours
Web Site: Austin Visitors Center Guided Historic Walking Tours
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Austin Convention and Visitors Center offers guided walking tours of historical homes and places in downtown Austin. Both tours require 24 hour advance reservations and reservations may be made through the Austin Convention and Vistors Center website. The Historic Congress Avenue and Sixth Street tour times are 9 AM Thursday through Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday and include 19th century buildings such as the Old Bakery, the Driskill Hotel and St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Bremond Block Historic District tour examines a collection of homes belonging to members of the John Bremond family built during the Victorian era and tour times are at 11 AM on Saturday and Sunday. The tour departure point for both these things to do in Austin is the South entrance of the Capitol building at 1100 Congress Avenue.

Austin Water Bikes
Web Site: Austin Water Bikes
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 200-6555

Barton Springs Bike Rentals

Website: Barton Springs Bike Rentals
1707 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

Phone:(512) 480-0200

Bat Watching on Lady Bird Lake With Capital Cruises
Web Site: Capital Cruises
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 480-9264
Capital Cruises was established in 1991 with the only all-electric fleet on all the Highland Lakes. Great for weddings, corporate events, or just an afternoon date on the lake, they offer rentals in everything from paddle boats to party barges, as well as bat watching tours and ‘gambling’ cruises. Their website features an ‘instant quote’ feature for any rental you wish to make.

Capital Cruises
Web Site: Capital Cruises
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 480-9264
Capital Cruises was established in 1991 with the only all-electric fleet on all the Highland Lakes. Great for weddings, corporate events, or just an afternoon date on the lake, they offer rentals in everything from paddle boats to party barges, as well as bat watching tours and ‘gambling’ cruises. Their website features an ‘instant quote’ feature for any rental you wish to make.

Governor’s Mansion of Texas
Web Site: Governor’s Mansion of Texas
1010 Colorado Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: 512-463-5516
Under renovation since October of 2007, The Governor’s Mansion was damaged by fire in June of 2008, but is once again open after for extensive repairs and rebuilding. Fortunately at the time of the fire, all furnishings and historic artifacts had been removed due to the scheduled renovation. Built in the Greek Revival architectural style, the original construction on the Texas Governor’s Mansion was completed in 1856. Forty Texas governors and their families have occupied the Mansion. Free guided tours of the Texas Governor’s Mansion are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to Noon. Tours will last 20 minutes and are subject to availability. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance and no walk up tours are available.

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Web Site: Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Leander, Texas 78641

Phone: (512) 614-1996

Live Love Paddle
Website: Live Love Paddle
1610 E Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78741

(512) 804-2122

Lone Star Riverboat
Web Site: Lone Star Riverboat
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 327-1388
Lone Star Riverboat is a family owned business, operating the largest electric paddle wheel boat in the nation, as well as several smaller boats. They are available for private rental, as well as public tours and bat-seeing trips. They are also a city concession, meaning that a portion of their gross sales go to preserving the park system.

SegCity Segway Tours
Web Site: SegCity Segway Tours
621 East Sixth Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 402-9299
SegCity is the only official Segway endorsed Segway tour in all of Austin. They provide several different kinds of tours at different times of the day, and if you just want to ride a Segway for a little while, they even have a tour for that. As a licensed Segway dealer, if you fall in love with it you can buy one straight from them.

Texas State Capitol
Web Site: Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 463-0063
A visit to the Texas State Capitol is one of the things to do in Austin today and every day. There is no admission charge to see the Texas Capitol building and it is fun for both kids and adults. Guided tours of the Capitol are conducted almost every day of the year. The guided tours of the Texas State Capitol are free and take approximately 45 minutes. Brochures are also available for self-guided tours. Outside of the Capitol south entrance are the Capitol grounds and the Great Walk. The Capitol grounds have a beautiful park like feel with a lush green lawn and tall trees filled with squirrels and birds. The Great Walk is a 25 foot wide and 500 foot long walkway that connects the Capitol south door to Congress Avenue. Monuments and statues line the Great Walk and are also found all over the Capitol grounds. Besides being one of the free must do things to do in Austin, the Texas State Capitol is a great place to take photos.

Zilker Park Boat Rentals
Web Site: Zilker Park Boat Rentals
2101 Andrew Zilker Road
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: (512) 478-3852