Barton Springs Historic
Explore the history of Austin's freshwater springs
Located a few miles southwest of downtown, Barton Springs is not only a popular recreation site. It also the city's environmental center and is rich with local history.
Historic Music District Walking Tour
Learn how flash floods have shaped austin's historic landscape
Learn about the forces that turned Austin's popular Red River Cultural District into a music hub.
Bike Lady Bird Lake
Learn how the Colorado River Shaped Austin’s History
How did Austin come to be where it is? How did Sixth Street come to be the most famous Street in Texas? How did Austin become so hip? The answers to these questions begin with the waters of Town Lake. Join us on a bike tour from Barton Springs, around the lake and through downtown and learn about the rich history between Austin and its river.