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Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, the Lone Star State. The city dates back to the 1830s, when the first Anglo-American settlers arrived in the area, then part of Mexico. In 1837, settlers founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo would adopt the name Austin and the frontier town would become the capital of the Republic of Texas. The City is named for Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas.”
Austin is in Travis, Hays and Williamson counties. With a population of 820,611 (2011 U.S. Census), it's the 13th most populous city in the United States; the fourth most populous city in Texas
Years ago when people talked about Austin they would quickly mention the music. But that's just the beginning of what they're saying these days. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum.
Austin is known for its creativity. With good reason. Not only are we home to some world-class museums like the Blanton, with the nation's largest University-owned collection on exhibit, and the Harry Ransom Center, featuring the First Photograph and Gutenberg Bible, we're also home to plenty of artists themselves. You can explore the work of designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians here, at any time of year, any day of the week, in a variety of venues.
Whether you're surrounded by art at our East or West Austin Studio Tours or just taking it in as part of a festival or street fair, you'll surely note that our art scene is comprehensive. There are galleries, like the Contemporary at the Jones Center, which feature new and established artists alike. Museums dedicated to our diverse cultural heritage, such as the Mexic-Arte Museum and the Carver Museum, which collect, preserve and exhibit our cultural treasures. Ballet Austin at the Long Center, which so elegantly showcases our dancers and choreographers. We honor our Texas history, as well, at the Bullock Museum. And celebrate our eccentricity with the Cathedral of Junk, the Fusebox Festival and many more displays and events around town.
Art isn't just a tourist attraction here. It is part of Austin's soul and creative spirit. So, tour a gallery. Take in a local film. Marvel at some yard art that you just happened to pass. However you choose to do it, just make sure to experience as much art as you can during your stay.
We're a city with no shortage of history or legend. In fact, both are very much alive throughout Austin. But as you go exploring, take note that history isn't just found in our architecture, monuments and museums. It's in Texas' last true dance hall, the Broken Spoke. In the gas-station-turned-diner, Threadgill's, where Janis Joplin once sang.
And in Barton Springs, a natural pool in the center of town, first discovered in the 17th century. And that's just to name a few.
Our storied past begins with a settlement named Waterloo. Immigrants from Germany, Sweden and Mexico were the area's original inhabitants, but extreme periods of growth followed our renaming and becoming the state capital in 1839. The 1850s saw the first building boom with the construction of the first Capitol building in 1853. A second building boom occurred in the 1870s with the arrival of the railroad. In 1883, Austin became a college town with the founding of the University of Texas at Austin. Then the magnificent Driskill Hotel opened its doors to a now bustling city in 1886. And after a fire destroyed the original building, the current Capitol was completed in 1888, standing taller than our own nation's Capitol. With its construction, the skyline we know today began to take shape.
We're proud of our past. Our rebellious spirit. And the people who have called Austin home. From authors to activists, artists to athletes, musicians to politicians, they were all drawn to this unusual oasis. And that legacy continues, as Austin's population has historically doubled every 20 years. Now, it's your turn to see why. Get out there and be a part of our history.
Revving up for a full roster of fall racing, Austin's new Circuit of The AmericasTM (COTA) is turning heads as the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S.
Race fans from far and near head to the state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track for some of the most prestigious racing events in the world, including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Red Bull MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas, Lone Star Le Mans and more.