Best sights in Austin

Check out the top sights in Austin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Austin Bat Tours
1. Austin Bat Tours
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142 local reviews
100 S Congress Ave, Austin
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+1 512-596-3254
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Jennifer
Every night at sunset from Spring to early Fall, the largest colony of Mexican Freetailed bats emerge from…
Paula
Near downtown, 15 minutes by car: The nightly ritual of the bats emerging from under the Congress Avenue…
Kenny
Head on to the Congress Ave Bridge to see millions of bats fly out during sunset. Extraordinary sight! Peak…
1. Austin Bat Tours
1. Austin Bat Tours
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142 local reviews
100 S Congress Ave, Austin
Closed · Opens 6:00 PM
+1 512-596-3254
Jennifer
Jennifer
Every night at sunset from Spring to early Fall, the largest colony of Mexican Freetailed bats emerge from beneath the Congress Street…
Paula
Paula
Near downtown, 15 minutes by car: The nightly ritual of the bats emerging from under the Congress Avenue bridge is awesome sight. Austin has…
Kenny
Kenny
Head on to the Congress Ave Bridge to see millions of bats fly out during sunset. Extraordinary sight! Peak season is in August. Try to get…
2. The Herb Bar
2. The Herb Bar
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22 local reviews
200 W Mary St, Austin
Open · Closes 6:30 PM
+1 512-444-6251
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Dani
Step inside the Herb Bar and savor the wonderful smells and sights that greet your senses—an oasis of earthly…
Joel
Step inside the Herb Bar and savor the wonderful smells and sights that greet your senses—an oasis of earthly…
2. The Herb Bar
2. The Herb Bar
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22 local reviews
200 W Mary St, Austin
Open · Closes 6:30 PM
+1 512-444-6251
Dani
Dani
Step inside the Herb Bar and savor the wonderful smells and sights that greet your senses—an oasis of earthly delights. The Herb Bar is an…
Joel
Joel
Step inside the Herb Bar and savor the wonderful smells and sights that greet your senses—an oasis of earthly delights. The Herb Bar is an…
3. South Congress Avenue
3. South Congress Avenue
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235 local reviews
S Congress Ave, Austin
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Heather
The Congress Avenue bridge houses the largest bat pop in N America. 30 min +/- sunset they set out into the…
Marlene
Go to the S. Congress bridge to see our famous bats! At sunset every night our 1.5 million Mexican …
Troy
A shopping and dining area with a variety of eclectic boutiques, coffee shops and sights. A great place to see…
3. South Congress Avenue
3. South Congress Avenue
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235 local reviews
S Congress Ave, Austin
Heather
Heather
The Congress Avenue bridge houses the largest bat pop in N America. 30 min +/- sunset they set out into the night sky to rid Austin of bugs…
Marlene
Marlene
Go to the S. Congress bridge to see our famous bats! At sunset every night our 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from below the…
Troy
Troy
A shopping and dining area with a variety of eclectic boutiques, coffee shops and sights. A great place to see how locals Keep Austin Weird…
4. Mount Bonnell
4. Mount Bonnell
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387 local reviews
Mount Bonnell, Austin
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Virginia
Great scenic overlook and view of Downtown Austin. Great for sunsets and nice uphill stair case that arrives…
Stephanie & Kendal
See the sights of Austin from the highest point in town :) Cool views of the Lake and stunning houses. Nice…
Jeremy
Place to really get a view on the Colorado river, go for a walk up the mountain have a picnic and enjoy the…
4. Mount Bonnell
4. Mount Bonnell
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387 local reviews
Mount Bonnell, Austin
Virginia
Virginia
Great scenic overlook and view of Downtown Austin. Great for sunsets and nice uphill stair case that arrives to a fabulous scenic overlook…
Stephanie & Kendal
Stephanie & Kendal
See the sights of Austin from the highest point in town :) Cool views of the Lake and stunning houses. Nice hike too!
Jeremy
Jeremy
Place to really get a view on the Colorado river, go for a walk up the mountain have a picnic and enjoy the sights.
5. Texas Capitol
5. Texas Capitol
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525 local reviews
1100 Congress Ave, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-463-4630
Local government officePoint of interestEstablishment
Rachel
Made in the fashion of the US capitol (but of red granite), the Texas capitol is a grand sight to see. People…
Justin
The Texas state capital building is beautiful and there are great sight lines if you approach it walking up…
Matthew
Beautiful capitol building that provides lots of options on tours and other sight seeing.
5. Texas Capitol
5. Texas Capitol
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525 local reviews
1100 Congress Ave, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-463-4630
Rachel
Rachel
Made in the fashion of the US capitol (but of red granite), the Texas capitol is a grand sight to see. People are welcome inside, but the…
Justin
Justin
The Texas state capital building is beautiful and there are great sight lines if you approach it walking up Congress Street.
Matthew
Matthew
Beautiful capitol building that provides lots of options on tours and other sight seeing.
6. Jeremiah The Innocent Mural
6. Jeremiah The Innocent Mural
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5 local reviews
408 West 21st Street, Austin
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A UT and Austin favorite sight. It's been criticized, iconified, slapped on tshirts, photographed, paint-bombe…
6. Jeremiah The Innocent Mural
6. Jeremiah The Innocent Mural
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5 local reviews
408 West 21st Street, Austin
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A UT and Austin favorite sight. It's been criticized, iconified, slapped on tshirts, photographed, paint-bombed, renovated, and still stands…
7. Statesman Bat Observation Center
7. Statesman Bat Observation Center
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83 local reviews
305 S Congress Ave, Austin
+1 512-327-9721
Point of interestEstablishment
Cari
If it's summertime, the bats are here! This is a great spot to watch North America's largest colony of Mexican…
Mimi
This is a great place to see the bats up close or you can watch them from the Congress Bridge. Austin has the…
Glynda
A Nightly Spectacular! One of the most amazing sights in Austin every evening from March to November, when…
7. Statesman Bat Observation Center
7. Statesman Bat Observation Center
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83 local reviews
305 S Congress Ave, Austin
+1 512-327-9721
Cari
Cari
If it's summertime, the bats are here! This is a great spot to watch North America's largest colony of Mexican freetail bats wake up and fly…
Mimi
Mimi
This is a great place to see the bats up close or you can watch them from the Congress Bridge. Austin has the largest urban bat population…
Glynda
Glynda
A Nightly Spectacular! One of the most amazing sights in Austin every evening from March to November, when 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed…
8. Lady Bird Lake
8. Lady Bird Lake
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377 local reviews
Lady Bird Lake, Austin
Natural featureEstablishment
Stella
Right outside the front door---four blocks away to miles & miles of trails, sight seeing and beautiful…
Matthew
Fun place to go for a walk, paddelboarding, or just sight seeing.
Keith & Tim
Walk the trail and boardwalk and take in some amazing sights.
8. Lady Bird Lake
8. Lady Bird Lake
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377 local reviews
Lady Bird Lake, Austin
Stella
Stella
Right outside the front door---four blocks away to miles & miles of trails, sight seeing and beautiful views/exercise trails! Even rent a…
Matthew
Matthew
Fun place to go for a walk, paddelboarding, or just sight seeing.
Keith & Tim
Keith & Tim
Walk the trail and boardwalk and take in some amazing sights.
9. Congress Avenue Bridge
9. Congress Avenue Bridge
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81 local reviews
S Congress Ave, Austin
PremisePoint of interestEstablishment
Trish
Go watch the bats fly out from under the Congress Street bridge. They come out just after dusk and are…
Emily
The largest Mexican Free-Tail bat colony lives in this bridge and emerges at dusk. It's really a sight to see!…
Paige
Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. Check out the Congress bridge at sunset to…
9. Congress Avenue Bridge
9. Congress Avenue Bridge
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81 local reviews
S Congress Ave, Austin
Trish
Trish
Go watch the bats fly out from under the Congress Street bridge. They come out just after dusk and are looking for mosquitoes, so it needs…
Emily
Emily
The largest Mexican Free-Tail bat colony lives in this bridge and emerges at dusk. It's really a sight to see! They're only in Austin from…
Paige
Paige
Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. Check out the Congress bridge at sunset to watch them head out for the…
10. Austin
10. Austin
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29 local reviews
Austin, Austin
LocalityPolitical
Valerie A
Austin has GREAT NIGHTLIFE, gigantic Zilker Park for water and hiking activities. Lots of shopping, eating…
10. Austin
10. Austin
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29 local reviews
Austin, Austin
Valerie A
Valerie A
Austin has GREAT NIGHTLIFE, gigantic Zilker Park for water and hiking activities. Lots of shopping, eating and historic sights such as LBJ…
11. Texas Rowing Center
11. Texas Rowing Center
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101 local reviews
1541 West Cesar Chavez, Austin
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 512-467-7799
Natural featureHealthPoint of interest
Mariela
Kayak or paddle board on Lady Bird Lake and take in sights of downtown Austin. You can also sneak a look of…
Corley
Rent a kayak or a stand up paddleboard and sight see the city from Town Lake!
11. Texas Rowing Center
11. Texas Rowing Center
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101 local reviews
1541 West Cesar Chavez, Austin
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 512-467-7799
Mariela
Mariela
Kayak or paddle board on Lady Bird Lake and take in sights of downtown Austin. You can also sneak a look of the legendary Barton Springs…
Corley
Corley
Rent a kayak or a stand up paddleboard and sight see the city from Town Lake!
12. South Congress
12. South Congress
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146 local reviews
South Congress, Austin
NeighborhoodPolitical
Troy
A shopping and dining area with a variety of eclectic boutiques, coffee shops and sights. A great place to see…
Anthony
Great place to sight see, shop, and eat! Highly recommend for anyone!
12. South Congress
12. South Congress
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146 local reviews
South Congress, Austin
Troy
Troy
A shopping and dining area with a variety of eclectic boutiques, coffee shops and sights. A great place to see how locals Keep Austin Weird…
Anthony
Anthony
Great place to sight see, shop, and eat! Highly recommend for anyone!