First Timer's Guide To Austin

First Timer's Guide To Austin

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You're in Austin for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Not as great at the Houston Children's Museum by any means. It's much smaller with less engaging activities. However, it's cheaper & if you need things to do with a kid it will occupy about an hour. -- Amber Gonzalez via Foursquare
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    Hey park goers! Michaels is nearby @ Auditorium Shores today thru Sat, March 16. Treat yourself post workout with free DIY jewelry. Swing by our trailer we will be here until 9pm each night! #DIYStyle -- Michaels Stores via Foursquare
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    More than 130 works by Charles Umlauf are displayed in the garden and museum. Located near Zilker Park and the Botanical Gardens, it’s a must see. -- Austin 360 via Foursquare
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    Really disappoints me that most of these scumbags are buying so that they can flip them on eBay. Quit stealing from these artists and get a real job! Some of us actually appreciate the art! -- Alex Parrish via Foursquare
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    FANTASTIC Texas history museum with an incredible IMAX theatre, located conveniently walking distance to the UT campus. A little pricey, but a great date-night or Austin staple you HAVE to experience! -- Social News Network via Foursquare
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    Lake Travis is a bonanza for recreational use, from wakeboarding to sailing and swimming. If you're feeling frisky, check out Hippie Hollow, the only clothing-optional park in Texas. -- Austin American-Statesman via Foursquare
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    The presidential library for Lyndon B. Johnson includes the presidential archives with millions of documents, and an extensive museum open to the public. -- Austin American-Statesman via Foursquare
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    Before: An unfinished building. After: A three-story open air art gallery, featuring the best local muralists and street artists. Wear good climbing shoes and trek to the top for great city views. -- Dell via Foursquare
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    Do not bring alcohol in original containers. It's not allowed. Also, FYI neither are off leash dogs or cigarettes. -- Lila Barnhart via Foursquare
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    Camp Mabry's little-known museum features dozens of tanks, military vehicles, weapons and much more that highlight Texas' involvement in military engagements. Admission to the museum is free. -- Austin American-Statesman via Foursquare
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    Top notch facility! Only $15 to rent paddleboards for an hour or $200 for a 6 month unlimited membership. Arvin and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. -- Luiz Centenaro via Foursquare
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    This place is a hidden gem and embodies the 'Keep Austin Weird' vibe. The artist is a unique man who is proud of his junk kingdom. Just be sure to call ahead, visits are now by appointment only. -- Nicholle via Foursquare
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