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through the entertainment district, while
the Starlight Dillo runs much further,
running north and south from 15th Street
to Riverside Drive.
Capitol Visitors Center
112 E. 11th Street
SE corner of the Capitol Grounds
Get a historical perspective, and learn
all about the Capitol, its grounds, and
the General Land Office when you visit
the Capitol Visitors Center. Open
seven days a week (but closed on
holidays), the CVC features a theatre,
a Texas Department of Transportation
information kiosk, and a gift shop. Park
in the nearby State Visitor Parking
garage, off 12th and 13th Streets on
Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
A world class destination for
performance, education, and business. It
is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility
in the U.S. designed for any and all
classes of racing, from motor power to
human power, and is home to the 2012
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. The
signature element is a 3. 4 mile, 20-turn
circuit track. Other support buildings
include an expansive outdoor live music
space, an iconic 251-foot tower with
observation deck, an events and
conference center, a banquet hall, as well
as a state-of-the-art medical facility.
Congress Avenue Bats
Congress Avenue Bridge
Mid-March through Mid-October
Bat’s Entertainment! The summer home
of the 1. 5 million Mexican free-tail bats
that migrate here every year, the
Congress Avenue Bridge also is a great
place to witness the dramatic night
flight that occurs every evening.
Dave & Buster’s
9333 Research Blvd.
“There’s no reason why you have to be a
kid to have all the fun!” is the rallying call of
Dave & Buster’s, the games/ arcade/
restaurant/bar that encourages the inner
child in all adults to come out and play.
Limited to the 18 and up crowd (children
must be accompanied by an adult) Dave &
Buster’s gives grown-ups the chance to play
the latest arcade games. Enjoy yourself and
have all the arcade fun you’ve been missing
since you were a teenager – only without
the braces this time.
East Sixth Street
Intersection of East Sixth Street and
Congress to I- 35
This is truly a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
experience. By day this section of Sixth
Street is bustling with the office workers
going about their normal routine and
tourists attracted by the many landmarks
and historical buildings in the area. By
night the area is transformed, becoming a
glittering strip of bars and live music
124 Lakeway Drive
Spend a day on Lake Travis in luxury with a
group of friends. The Flagship Texas is a
private luxury charter catering to larger
groups. Corporate events, weddings,
elegant dinners and dances, birthdays, and
retirement dinners are just a sample of the
events you can book on The Flagship Texas.
A short daytrip away, this quaint German
colony town seems almost like a fairy tale.
Antique shops abound, as do the historic
buildings, boutiques, and German
restaurants. Take the time to check out the
cute peach and fruit stands, vineyards and
orchards that dot Hwy 290.
East Sixth Street By Chelsea Oakes
Hamilton Pool Road
FM 3238 off Hwy. 71
Open 9a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thousands of years in the making, this
uniquely beautiful grotto and its swimming
hole have access limited to the 100 cars
that fit in its parking lot. Swimmers should
call ahead to check availability.
Hot Air Ballooning
Central Texas Ballooning Association
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