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University of Texas Tower, Austin

(3.6/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Even better at night. The history is great the area is beautiful. They have a great view from there to the capital building. 
  • Visits are given some Saturdays and Sundays (refer to the University for esto). Super is recommended since the visit is guided. It costs $12 and they tell you the history of the University and the tower.
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  • I agree with the review "fine diversion but don't go out of your way." I have learned more about the Tower from reading these Trip Advisor reviews. What a pity less than 1/4 of these details were rela...  more »
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  • There are better views in Austin, but few that are actually open to the general public. So it's not open all the time and it can be difficult to get in, but it's a trip well worth planning. It's also a special treat, as it was closed for decades. As a historical lesson, there's not much, though the macabre will notice the evidence still left behind from Charles Whitman's shooting spree. But that's not why you're there. Look over the beautiful UT campus and look out toward downtown. Look at the hills rising in the west, and watch the people shopping on Guadalupe. I think the last time I was there, I spent an hour, but I could have easily spent more.
  • Love the maroon bluebonnets (that could have been any number of maroon based pranksters)