Central Austin, Downtown, and Capitol Area

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Downtown Austin is the natural starting point for seeing the city's sights and is home to many of them, including the state capitol. Its boundaries are generally regarded as being I–35 to the east, Clarksville to the West, UT to the north, and the Colorado River to the south. It's relatively compact and well served by buses. There are also plenty of bike share stations if you prefer pedal power.


The Contemporary Austin–Jones Center

The Contemporary Austin, as it's known, doesn't have a huge amount of space at either its downtown location or at…

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Austin City Hall

The home of municipal government since November 2004 and the anchor of the Second Street District, City Hall is a…

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The Austin History Center

Part of the Austin Public Library system (and next door to the central branch building), this is the central repository…

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