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This one-of-a-kind architecture tour shows locals and tourists a new way to view Austin
It's time for local architecture buffs to put their skills to the test. A new bus tour is showing locals and visitors a new view of Austin through the lens of the city's art and architecture.
The new excursion by tour experts AO Tours takes up to 14 people on a cruise through downtown and Central Austin to explore several different architectural styles in the city, such as Gothic, Greek Revival, and Moderne.
According to their website, AO Tours has been the leading tour company in Austin since 2003. They offer many sightseeing trips around Austin and the Hill Country.
"Our team is made up of the most knowledgeable Austin tour guides in the industry," their website says. "We know the area and our professional guides are both insightful and entertaining throughout the experience."
Guests on this new tour will get to see all of the city's unique art and architecture from the comfort of a convertible-top bus, with plenty of AC to go around in the brutal summer heat.
A few of the architectural and artistic gems that will be spotted on the two-and-a-half-hour tour include:
- The State Capitol
- Willie Nelson statue
- Kempelen's Robotic Owls
- The Austin Central Library
- Neill-Cochran House
- The Seaholm District
- The Independent
- Barbara Jordan Statue
- Clock Knot Statue
- Elizabet Ney Museum
The tour will also drive through some historic Austin neighborhoods to admire the Victorian-style homes.
More information about the new Art Studio and Architecture Tour can be found on aotoursaustin.com.