"Austin" Top 5 Page for this destination Texas Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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Austin is the capital of the state of Texas and is a beautiful city surrounded by hills, valleys and lakes which run through the city - although to me they look more like rivers. a million people live in the city renamed to honour Stephen F. Austin, known as the "Father of Texas." for bringing in thousands of families into Texas (which was then under Mexican rule).

In the early 1970's a combination of country music, blues, rock and roll, jazz and folk (amongst others) evolved to become the very distinct sound of Austin. Today more than 100 live music venues offer evening performances making Austin the 'Live Music Capital of the World'. Tour the Capital Building or the new Texas Museum or just sample the night life.

Address: Austin, Texas
Directions: Central Texas - Hill Country
Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/130fa/d5d2f/

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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