Austin, Texas Local Attractions


Austin boasts a large and diverse group of museums. Museums likely to be of particular interest to ARWS attendees include the Blanton Museum of Art (including the newly built Ellsworth Kelly work), the Harry Ransom Center, and the LBJ Presidential Library (all located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin); the Mexic-Arte museum at 419 Congress Avenue; the Bullock Texas State History Museum at 1800 Congress Avenue;  and the Contemporary Austin Jones Center at 700 Congress.


Links to those museums’ websites with updated information, as well as the websites of many other Austin museums, can be found at

Austin Activities, Things to Do

The Austin City Limits Music Festival will be Oct 12-14, immediately following the conference. 

Live music is also available any night of the week at many locations, and Austin offers a plethora of outdoor activities and events. Some useful websites for finding out what’s happening include:

Click here for information about the new Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake. 

Click here for other recommendations for local fare and attractions, courtesy of Drew Loewe.