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“An Austin treasure!”

Harry Ransom Center
Ranked #32 of 332 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

If you've been to Austin and didn't visit the Ransom Center, you need to come back. You've missed a real treasure! The holdings of the Ransom Center are enormous, and they're all available even when they're not on exhibit. You just have to make the arrangement to see it, and the Ransom Center will provide. What's here? All of the Watergate papers from Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the works of Tennessee Williams, the archive of the New York Times, and more, more, more. It is an AMAZING place. I go every chance I get, because I will never see it all!

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Gutenberg bible and first photograph taken. Nuff said.

Thank P B
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

The Ranson Center right at the edge of UT Austin has some incredible holdings. Not the least of these is the Gutenberg Bible in the rotunda display. The Center is currently also displaying a large collection of things related to the King James Bible and its influence. The Center is free and easy to get to (barrier free) though parking can always be problematic in Austin.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Put your heels in your bag and wear comfortable shoes to get to the location. If other events are taking place on the campus then parking is very far for parking and there is no shuttle. The facility itself was okay. This is Austin and most people wore jeans and even shorts to events.

Thank living&learnin
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Very few people know about this gem. Ransom and his colleagues over the decades have collected some of the very finest books, manuscripts, and print and paper materials in the world. These efforts have built one of the great library/collections anywhere.

There are almost always special exhibits that are extraordinary. It's on the UT campus. Don't miss it.

3  Thank Sandy K
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