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Austin Zoo
The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Located on the southwest edge of Austin off of Highway 290 West and Circle Drive, Austin Zoo is a pleasant Hill Country zoo where visitors from around the world can come to learn about animals close-up, spend some time outdoors getting exercise and have fun. Zoo currently have over 300 animals, representing more than 100 different species. Austin Zoo animal collection includes animals from other facilities that are being retired due to age, health or other issues; animals that were seized in animal cruelty cases; retired laboratory research animals; and individuals’ exotic pets they needed to rehome due to changes in the owner’s lifestyle or the inability to provide appropriate care for these pets. Over 237,000 individuals visit Austin Zoo annually, including tens of thousands of students and teachers visiting on field trips. Austin Zoo currently occupies approximately 15 acres of land, and owns another 40 acres which will provide ample room for expansion as the Zoo continues to grow. https://austinzoo.org/
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Austin Aquarium
The Austin Aquarium welcomes you to experience everything the deep blue sea has to offer with our unique interactive experiences. Guests are encouraged to hand-feed sharks, rays, birds, and fish.Get up close and personal with our kangaroos and Lemurs, or pet one of our caiman lizards. Above all, the Austin Aquarium promotes education through an engaging experience in a safe and comfortable environment. Kids and adults alike are sure to be amazed at the soft skin of our sharks and rays among other experiences. Austin Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish float and glow, admire the bright and colorful corals, feel the soft ray on their fingertips, interact with tropical birds and reptiles, … all within easy reach of home. Austin Aquarium offers multiple educational programs and events for kids. Popular activities include feeding the animals, Birthday Parties, Private Events, Sleep with the Sharks, and Morning Rounds. https://www.austinaquarium.com/
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Elisabet Ney Museum
The Elisabet Ney Museum is the historic 1892 Austin studio of European-born sculptor and activist Elisabet Ney (1833-1907). It features her own work—large scale classical style portraits of 19th-century European intellectuals, statesmen, and royalty, as well as Texas notables—and exhibitions of contemporary art, both on the grounds and inside the building. Part of the 2.5 acre site features a historic prairie recreation. Admission is free and events are held year-round. https://www.austintexas.org/listings/elisabet-ney-museum/1523/
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McKinney Falls State Park
McKinney Falls is a 641-acre park features over 80 campsites, including developed (RV) and hike-in sites. Screened shelters, group shelters and a group dining hall are also available. Outdoor recreation opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, bicycling, swimming, birding and wildlife observation. Onion Creek, which flows 1.7 miles through the park, offers both swimming and fishing opportunities. https://www.austintexas.org/listings/mckinney-falls-state-park/2895/
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Susanna Dickinson Museum
This museum is the one-time home the “Messenger of the Alamo,” Susanna Dickinson, a survivor of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo who carried the news of its fall to General Sam Houston. Her eyewitness account of the battle remains a benchmark for historians. Inside, the museum houses rare Dickinson family artefacts and a library area where you can peruse the history of early Texan life and other historic frontier women. Her home was opened as a museum on March 2, 2010, Texas Independence Day. https://www.austintexas.org/listings/susanna-dickinson-museum/5900/
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Zilker Botanical Garden
Tucked away on 26 acres of Austin’s Zilker Metropolitan Park, Zilker Botanical Garden is a lush sanctuary of koi ponds, live oaks, and prickly cactuses of all shapes and sizes. Composed of multiple themed gardens, this natural retreat offers something new around every corner. Witness the colourful blooms of the Mabel Davis Rose Garden and explore the Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden, complete with a stone gate gifted by Austin’s Sister City (Oita, Japan), a teahouse, and numerous Japanese maples. https://www.austintexas.org/listings/zilker-botanical-garden/1754/
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Austin Fire Museum
The Austin Fire Museum is located in Austin’s Central Fire Station No. 1 in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. The firehouse is Austin’s busiest station, which includes Quint 1, Engine 1, Engine 13, Austin EMS Medic 6, and the AFD Shift Commander. The station was built in 1938 and is a piece of history in and of itself. The station and museum are next door to the O’Henry Museum and Susanna Dickinson Museum and is just one block south of the famous Sixth Street District. https://www.austintexas.org/listings/austin-fire-museum/9033/
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NLand Surf Park
NLand is the only inland surfing destination in North America with waves for everyone from pros to groms. The NLand Training Center offers world-class coaching with an accelerated learning curve. Blue Prairie, a scratch kitchen, features locally-sourced, innovative dishes. The surf shop carries top-of-the-line apparel and equipment with specially-trained experts to give you informed opinions and advice. http://nlandsurfpark.com/
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Mexic-arte Musuem
Museum presents traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latin American art and culture. https://www.austintexas.org/listings/mexic-arte-museum/1620/
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Puppy Playground Sydney
Dogs are social pack animals that thrive in company. Being left home alone for a long work day might leave them with pent-up energy and boredom and that can cause destructive behaviors. Not to mention the guilty feeling of not being able to be with them…We at Puppy Playground like to think that we provide one of the best Dog Daycare Services Sydney. We make sure your dog will enjoy a fun day with other fur friends, toys, daily walks and lots of love and cuddles from our friendly and loving staff, giving you the chance to focus on work worry-free.Behaviour assessments done by a professional dog trainer make sure our Doggie Day Care is suitable for all social and friendly dogs, no matter the age, size, breed or temperament. We do not accept any aggressive behaviours so you can trust our day care to be a safe place for your dog.For more info.:- https://www.puppyplaygroundsydney.com.au/
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The Blanton Museum of Art
Founded in 1963, the Blanton Museum of Art is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and holds the largest public collection in Central Texas. https://www.austintexas.org/listings/blanton-museum-of-art/1580/
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The Mexican American Cultural Center
The Mexican American Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of Mexican American cultural arts and heritage. https://www.austintexas.org/listings/emma-s-barrientos-mexican-american-cultural-center/2981/