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Art Museum
“In January 2015, Ellsworth Kelly gifted the Blanton a design concept for his most monumental work: the first and only building the artist designed, as well as the last project before his death in December 2015. The stained glass in this building is super cool! One of Austin’s better museums. ”
228 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you are interested in Texas history, this is w really cool museum. It also has an IMAX theater that shows cool documentaries and feature films.”
232 locals recommend
Science Museum
“We are members here. Our boys LOVE IT. Short 10 min drive from the Airbnb. ”
130 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of American sculpture, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum features a number of works by 20th-century sculptor Charles Umlauf. Located in the Zilker Metropolitan Park, the outdoor sculptures are on display among the trees, gardens, and ponds that surround the museum. Inside, visitors can see more of Umlauf's work in addition to exhibits about the artist's life and displays of personal artifacts and mementos. The museum also features temporary exhibits of other artists' work and hosts events such as concerts, workshops, and even yoga classes among the sculptures outside. Guided tours are available.”
94 locals recommend
Field
“Cool to experience in person - The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, also known as the LBJ Presidential Library, is the presidential library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States.”
92 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The HOPE outdoor gallery / graffiti park is scheduled for demolition, but worth a visit while it's still here!”
88 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Modern gallery with great exhibits and they always host an excellent array of artists that are constantly updated. There's a beautiful rooftop lounge that also has cold brew sometimes!”
61 locals recommend
Museum
“Just at the edge of campus. A large and impressive collection of art from around the world. Rotating collections. ”
49 locals recommend
Library
“Come and visit what’s been labeled the best library in the world! Walk up the Harry Potter inspired staircase. ”
65 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Wacky shelter created out of used junk This whimsical, multilevel shelter is made with 60+ tons of used furniture, home goods & other junk.”
32 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visit the studio and home of Elizabeth Ney. A local female sculptor from the early Texas period. Peaceful and very interesting place to visit and learn a little local history. ”
41 locals recommend
Co-Working Space
“Artist compound with open studio events frequently, galleries, shopping and a cafe”
35 locals recommend
Art Museum
“20th century Mexican art, photos & masks Home to a small permanent collection & hosts annual show profiling young Latino artists.”
33 locals recommend
History Museum
“The French Legation is an historic legation building in eastern Austin, Texas, built in 1841 to represent the French government in the new Republic of Texas. It is among the oldest extant frame structures in Austin ”
20 locals recommend
Museum
“Quirky museum of the odd & paranormal Museum featuring an array of curios & oddities, from Bigfoot to shrunken heads, plus a gift shop.”
13 locals recommend
Aquarium
“"The Austin Aquarium welcomes families to enjoy an immersive interactive experience! Sea to Believe as we connect children and families to the planet, ranging from our rainforests and deserts to the exotic species of ocean. Family activities in Austin include hand feeding sharks, stingrays, birds, and tropical animals. Fun children activities include feeding and touching crocodiles, holding slithering snakes, or even taking a selfie with one of our exotic large breed birds."”
7 locals recommend