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Interesting Free Things to do in Austin, Texas

This vibrant city has loads of interesting things to do at no charge to you.

Walking tours will take you through buildings such as the Old Bakery, Millett Opera House, Driskill Hotel and the Old St. Mary’s Cathedral which were all built in the 1800s.  Victorian time’s enthusiasts can also tour the Bremond Block Historic District, where the homes were all occupied by relatives of the well known John Bremond, a profitable merchant in the area. Travel Lens has recommended you to visit one of the most amazing places in Austin.

If you are not squeamish when it comes to creepy, crawly bats, then head over to the Congress Avenue Bridge.  At this bridge you will see the home of over a million Mexican free tailed bats.  Assemble nearby to watch the largest urban bay colony in North American emerge at dusk.  Note that July to September is considered to be the peak season to watch these bats hunt for insects.

For past American president fans, you’ll be in heaven at the Lyndon Bains Johnson Library and Museum.  This library is home to over 54, 000 objects donated by the president and Mrs. Johnson and their family.  The exhibits in this museum show the life and times of Lyndon Bains Johnson, including a replica of the Oval Office, gifts Mr. Johnson received from foreign heads of state and masterpieces all done by American artistes.

To get a paramount view of Austin, Texas, take a stroll up the stairs or pathway leading up to the top of Mount Bonnsell which is named after George Bonnsell.  Mr. Bonnell, how moved to Austin in 1839, was the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the Texas Republic for many years.  When you walk the 775 feet to the top of this mountain, you can fix your eyes on the areas bluffs, million dollar mansions and the skyline of downtown.  This is a great place to have a picnic as tables and grills are there for everyone’s use.

After a day of walking, go over to the Alamo Drafthouse to relax and enjoy a free kids’ movie as well as other special screenings and free events offered on the last Saturday of the month.  If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, enjoy free low budget independent movies on the patio of the Nueva Onda Mexican restaurant once a month.  During the summer, free movies are also shown at the North Central Market every Wednesday night.