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January, 2015:

Texas Heritage Travel Guide

Welcome to Texas. Everything is bigger and better here, even the history! Come explore the thousands of historical, cultural, and natural treasures in the Lone Star State. We want to enrich your life through history, one visit at a time.

Texas Heritage Travel Guide

Experience the vastness and wonder of the Lone Star State with the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Heritage Travel Guide. Encompassing all 10 Texas Heritage Trail Regions, this statewide guide highlights historic destinations that tell the real stories of Texas. From beautifully restored courthouses to historic frontier forts, use this guide as a starting point for your next adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating story of Texas.

Download the free guide (PDF) and map (PDF) or request a printed copy.

THC Historic Sites in Texas

Touring UT

University of Texas CAMPUS TOURS

Walking Tours

Orange Tower next to the moonProspective freshman and transfer students: Campus Visits andResidence Hall Tours

Prospective graduate and international students, non-college bound groups and individuals:Visitor Center

Little Longhorns: Go on a Scavenger Hunt campus tour and explore the “Forty Acres of Fun.” When you finish your adventure, be sure to check theScavenger Hunt answer key.

Can’t make it to campus for a scheduled visit? Try the self-guidedwalking tour (PDF) and the self-guided diversity tour (PDF).Download Adobe Reader.

Other Guided

Tower Observation Deck Tours
Take a special guided tour around the observation deck of the university’s landmark Tower and explore the architecture, interior and more.

Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas!
Explore UT is an annual event for the people of Texas to discover the treasures throughout the campus. Through tours, lectures, performances, demonstrations and other activities, explorers of all ages are invited to make themselves at home, discover something new and have a lot of fun.


Landmarks brings the finest works of public art to the main campus in order to support the university as a leading research institution, enhance its aesthetic character and provide a source of civic pride and welfare.

Walking the Forty Acres: Building Stones Precambrian to Pleistocene
By S.P. Ellison and Joseph J. Jones.

Walking the Forty Acres: Waller Creek Wilderness Trails and Adjuncts
By S.P. Ellison, Joseph J. Jones and Keith Young.

Look Around virtual campus tour

Virtual Tours

Look Around
Get a new perspective on The University of Texas at Austin campus and learn more about the history and traditions of the university. The Look Around virtual tour provides a 360-degree view from a dozen of the most compelling sites on campus. Just click and drag your cursor on each image, and you will unlock a panoramic vista from iconic locations such as the Tower, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and the West Mall. Start your Look Around interactive tour.

Scenes from the Top
Take a virtual guided tour around the observation deck of the university’s Tower.

Life in Austin

Living at The University of Texas at Austin goes hand-in-hand with exploring the city of Austin. Read about what life in Austin offers Longhorns.