Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Austin and see what the country is talking about. The Center is more than just a botanical garden of native plants, it is an expression of our founder’s love of the land and its natural beauty.
Stroll among the display gardens where hummingbirds and butterflies abound; see our rainwater harvesting system; meditate on the beauty of a Hill Country Stream; visit Wild Ideas: The Store, our world-class gift shop, and dine at the Wildflower Café.Regular hours for the Wildflower Center are Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday is 12pm to 5:30. From mid march until the end of may we are open daily. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors and students and $3.00 for children between the ages of 5 and 12, and children under 5 and members are free.
Don’t forget your walking shoes so you can take a short hike on one of our four trails, and be sure to bring your camera to photograph the award-winning architecture and beautiful blooming displays. Weekend activities include workshops and lectures on everything from gardening with natural plants to nature photography.Festivals are the weekend fare for spring and fall, and even into winter. The Fall Festival in October is followed by December pre-holiday events. And in spring we celebrate Wildflower Days™ from March through May. Call for specific weekend dates, or visit our website for more information.
The Wildflower Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about the environmental necessity, economic value and natural beauty of native plants.
Hamilton Pool has been providing Austin residents with a fantastic watering hole just a short 30 minutes outside of town.
Check out the Austins locals love on a bicycle. Mike's Bikes and Tours features 6 Austin tours including a bat watching tour, Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs Pool, Barton Creek, Walnut Creek and more. We also rent bikes!
The Rainey Street District is one of Austin's hottest night life scene. Comprised of mostly old homes converted into bars and restaurants, there are several unique and interesting places to eat and buy drinks for a perfect night of barhopping. With several bars, each with its own personalty, there is a place for everyone
Haunted ATX features mobile ghost tours in a van and hearse limos. It's a thrilling adventure that explores Austin's haunted buildings, sites, and paranormal activity. This tour is BYOB!
Located on Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in downtown Austin, Texas. Lone Star Riverboat Cruises offers daily sightseeing and bat watching tours along Lady Bird Lake aboard environmentally-friendly vessels.
Check out these the best ways to view the Congress Bridge Bats in Austin Texas. This is the largest urban bat colony in North America and we outline ways to view them by boat, kayak, water bike, and more!
Austin's Lady Bird Lake winds 10 miles through downtown Austin featuring spectacular views, photo opportunities, and a great place for some exercise!
Austin Overtures 90 minute tour of Austin is the premier sightseeing tour for those who want a quick and entertaining tour of Austin.
Barton Springs Pool in Austin's favorite swimming hole. Located on the edge of Zilker Park its a great place to escape the heat and enjoy the outdoors.
South Congress Avenue near downtown Austin (aka SoCo shopping district) is known for its Bohemian energy. Supporting the Keep Austin Wierd motto, you can find hip new stores, funky restaurants, and groovy bars.