Austin is home to the hot-headed WWE legend, Stone Cold Steve Austin and this city has more fans of his beer smashing gestures than any other city in the world. However, Austin (the city, please) is not just all about pinfalls and submission holds and finishing maneuvers and championship belts, it is also a national hotbed of politics, technology, music and film industry in Texas, America.
Places of Interest in Austin
Downtown Austin is the heart of the city and is bustling with activity round the clock. The main district contains pinpoint facilities for shopping, nightlife, eateries, and more. Other notable attractions here include Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin Museum of Art, and Hope Outdoor Gallery.
Texas Memorial Museum
Attended by almost 75000 visitors annually, the Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History is a glorious part of the Natural Science Center at the University of Texas. It is known for its collection of items representing the natural and cultural history of the Lone Star State. The museum focuses on various biological diversions like paleontology, geology, biology, herpetology, ichthyology, and entomology and has more than five million specimens. The museum also has numerous dinosaur displays, fossils, gems, and minerals, as well as the famous Wichita County meteorite, a large space rock.
Barton Springs Pool
It is one of the oldest pools in the world, not to mention their sacred status at the time of Native American tribes. It is a beautiful spring-fed pool and is almost three times the size of a football field in the heart of the city. You just have to shell out $3 to sit here all day and admire its scenic beauty spread amidst lush greenery and calm blue waters. If you’d like to swim, you will always find its temperature ideal for at about 68 °F (20 °C) all the year round.