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Austin Texas Tourism

Austin is the center of the state of Texas; Austin is an attractive city with hills, basins and lakes running through the city. Texas offers a huge selection of landscapes and cultures. That's why Austin Texas Tourisms are hugely fashionable, both nationwide and to the state's residents. Austin was a tiny group of people on the verdant banks of the (Texas) Colorado River


Austin Texas Tourism


Colorado River Austin

The Colorado River is a waterway that runs through the U.S. state of Texas; it should not be confused with the much longer Colorado River Austin which flows from Colorado into the Gulf of California. The Colorado River, which means "colored red", was frequently confused by Spanish explorers with the Brazos River to the north. It is this confusion as well as an alleged mapping error that is believed to have led to its misnaming.

Austin Texas Facts

  • Austin now has a inhabitants 715,000 and is the sixteenth (16th) largest city in the US
  • Currently our population is 50% bigger than Atlanta, which is the 43rd largest city
  • Austin is the youngest big city in the US per capita with 90,000 total college and university students
  • Austin's land mass comprises 280 square miles.
  • 70% of the city's $600 million dollar budget is spent on police, fire and emergency services
  • No corporate income tax- state or local
  • Average annual rainfall is 32.49 inches
  • Austin has a temperate climate, with 300 days of sunshine annually

Lake Austin Map

Lake Austin Map

Lake Buchanan is thirty (30) miles long and its greatest length is 4.92 miles. Its water level varies due to its purpose of flood control. There are several communities and subdivisions along the vast shoreline of Lake Buchanan.

Inks Lake is (Four) 4 miles long with a greatest width of 3000'. Much of the shoreline of the lake is within Inks Lake State Park, although there are a few subdivisions.

Lake LBJ is (Twenty One) 21 miles long with a maximum width of 10,800'. This lake leftover near a constant level and has many wonderful waterfront communities along its shore, such as Horseshoe Bay, Sunrise Beach, Kingsland, Granite Shoals, Highland Haven, and Blue Lake/Deer Haven.

Lake Marble Falls is (Nearly Six) 5.75 miles long with a maximum length of 108'. This lake runs through Marble Falls and Meadowlakes.

Lake Travis is 63.75 miles long with a maximum breadth of 4.5 miles. The lake levels on Lake Travis fluctuate because it is a flood control lake. Go to the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce for more information. Communities along Lake Travis include Lago Vista, Lakeway, The Reserve, Ridge Harbor, and Briarcliff.

Lake Austin is 20.25 miles long with a maximum breadth of 1300'. Communities along Lake Austin include Steiner Ranch and River Place. Lake Austin is the sixth lake down in the chain of Highland Lakes on the Colorado River in central Texas. The lake starts at the Mansfield Dam and ends at the Tom Miller Dam in the city of Austin.

Austin Fun Facts

Texas is popularly known as "The Lone Star State"The lightning whelk is the official state shell.
Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United StatesState Fruit: red grapefruit, State Vegetable: sweet onion, the Texas citrus industry has trademarked names for Texas red grapefruit: Rio Star and Ruby Sweet
The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode IslandTexas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation
Texas boasts the nation's largest herd of Whitetail deerA coastal live oak located near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state. The tree has an estimated age of more than 1,500 years
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the stateThe state pepper is the jalapeño
The state grass is the sideoats gramaThe official dish of Texas is chili
Texas's official dance is the square danceThe Armor-plated armadillo is the official state small mammal and the Guadalupe bass is the state fish
Texas's official flying mammal of the Mexican Free-tailed BatThe state large mammal is the Longhorn
The state musical instrument is the guitarRodeo is the official state sport of Texas, though High School Football is more popular.

Texas Tourist Attractions

People of Austin are known as "Austinites". They include a varied mix of government employees (e.g., university faculty & staff, law enforcement, political staffers); foreign and domestic college students; musicians; high-tech workers; blue-collar workers and business people


The AlamoAnahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Armand Bayou Nature CenterAustin Overtures Sightseeing
B-24 Bomber RidesBayou Bend
Bed and Breakfast InnsCorpus Christi
Dallas ZooFeatherFest
Forbidden GardensFort Worth Zoo
FredericksburgGalveston
George Bush Presidential Library and MuseumGladys Porter Zoo
George Ranch Historical ParkGranbury




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