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University of Texas at Austin
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Owner description: Founded in 1883, this university is steeped in history.
Reviewed June 18, 2013

UT is a fun place to visit; we went to a coffeehouse right inside the student union. There is music everywhere in this town. Fair warning.....it is difficult to drive around campus, but it makes for a great walking experience.

1  Thank Carolyn R
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed at a hotel next to the campus so we decided to go for an early Sunday walk. The campus is very nice with many large oak trees and nice white buildings. The turtle pond was full of Turtles (pond sliders). We did not see everything, but truly enjoyed this walk at a quiet time of the day and week.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

The campus is huge and so much to see and do. We went to the university store and there was a ton of Longhorn souvenirs to buy. You must go see the football stadium!

1  Thank Kayla S
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I always tour the campus when I have visitors from out of town. I attended and even trained to be a tour guide at UT Austin, so here is my recommended route:
1) Park in the Co-op Parking Garage in West Campus (or street parking if it's not available.) The garage is often free - and if not, free with purchase from the Co-op.
2) Walk on 23rd street to Guadalupe street passing by the artists' market if it is in session or just the murals on the walls
3) Cross Guadalupe at the cross walk in front of the Co-op and enter the Union (first building on the left in the West Mall)
4) Go up the stairs that are right inside the doors and see the ballroom - or at least the entry to it and peep in - it's one of my favorite rooms on campus.
5) Walk back downstairs and walk through the Union and exit on the North side. You can get food in the Union if you are hungry, but mostly it is a little extra A/C during hot months.
6) Walk to Whitis and 24th and see the Littlefield House - the entire university was originally built in victorian gothic architecture like that building
7)Walk East on 24th and turn right at University Ave. - you will have a view of the entire height of the tower and walk past the turtle pond.
8) Stop at the turtle pond - it's easy to just walk past, but every time I make people spend a minute there, they end up staying another 5 or 10.
9) Walk to the gardens up the sidewalk to the left of the tower. It is curvy, has railings and goes right between another building and the main building (with the tower.)
10) Look East from there and you will see the LBJ Presidential Library and the freakin' huge castle of a stadium. If they aren't conserving water, you will also see a massive water fountain in the distance.
11) Walk down the steps and turn left on Speedway and go into the new Gates/Dell Center. It's new and some really big deal people made it happen.
12) Walk out of the back of the GDC and cross the East Mall to enter the Student Activity Center (a very modern-looking building) Walk through the SAC in it's entirety for A/C sake. You could also get food here if you want.
NOTE: If you have not been to UT before and have more time to walk, you could walk the entire length of the East Mall and walk past the stadium (which also has a food court open most days in the North side) and walk back West on 21st Street to rejoin my tour on step 14.
13) Walk out of the SAC in front of Gregory Gym. I always walk into the business school via the CBA North door (with the glass atrium) and show people the old stock ticker, then go upstairs and show them the new one and the atrium - but I was a business student. You could walk through the main hallway of Jester West or go in the foyer of Gregory Gym if you are not interested in the business school.
14) Next, I walk people back West on 21st street, bringing them right in front of Littlefield Fountain for that classic UT photo opp.
15) Then, walk North on the Main Mall/South Mall and enter the main front door of the main building (tower) and go up the stairs to the Life Science Library, but be quiet inside!
16) Leave the main building and head back to the West Mall. Enter Battle Hall (first doors on the left walking into West Mall) and go up the stairs to the beautiful and historic architecture library.
17) Walk back across Guadalupe and visit the Co-op to see one of everything in burnt orange. You can buy something if you want or want to validate your parking. You're done now.

6  Thank SwitzerTexan
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Always busy loud and lots to do. Very building has a treasure. Jackson geoscience building has tons of cases with unique rocks and minerals.

Thank babymains
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