This next installment in the Texas Bucket List Series takes us to the Hill Country and home to the state capitol of Texas, Austin.
- Congress Avenue Bridge: Known for its bats that fly out from under the bridge as dusk approaches.
- Bullock Texas State History Museum: State history museums usually give a nice overview of a state’s history.
- LBJ Presidential Library: Museum dedicated to the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson.
- McKinney Falls State Park: Allows you to swim beneath the falls.
- Mount Bonnell: Overlooks Lake Austin and gives skyline views.
- State Capitol Complex: Visit the capitol building of Texas.
- Frio Bat Cave: Houses one of the largest populations of Mexican free-tailed bats.
- Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve: Sinkhole formation with waterfall.
- Texas Hill Country Olive Company: Guided tours of the mill and olive orchards.
- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area: Huge pink granite dome.
- Fort Martin Scott: Site of the first federal frontier fort in Texas.
- Luckenbach: Town made popular by the country/western song.
- National Museum of the Pacific War: Tells the story of the Pacific Theater during WWII.
- Wildseed Farms: Largest working wildflower farm.
- Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park: Park visitor center is headquartered here.
- Pedernales Falls State Park: Park features many waterfalls.
- “The Coming King” Sculpture Garden: 80 foot tall steel cross along I-10.
- Hancock Springs Pool: Only sulphur springs pool still open to the public.
- Krause Springs: Includes a spring fed swimming pool.
- M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library: Statue of Old Yeller is located outside.
- Fort McKavett State Historic Site: Most intact example of a Texas Indian Wars military post.
- Chisholm Trail Crossing Park: Plaques depict the history of the Chisholm Trail in the Round Rock area.
- LBJ Museum of San Marcos: Museum focuses on LBJ’s formative years and college experiences.
- Wonder World: View an earthquake-formed cave.
- Colorado Bend State Park: Features a 65 foot waterfall.
- LBJ Ranch: Part of LBJ National Historical Park, this was a place where national decisions were made.
All attractions found in the 2018 Texas Travel Guide.