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10 Facts About Austin, Texas You Didn't Know

Austin is the state capital and is also the fourth-most populous city in Texas. Located in the center of the state, Austin has both scenic, natural views and the hustle and bustle of big city life. There are a few things everyone knows about Austin: Austin keeps things weird and it is considered the Live Music Capital of the World, for example. But here are 10 facts you probably didn’t know.

Austin has the largest urban bat colony in North America.

During the spring and summer, about 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats migrate to Austin and emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge every night. Tourists and residents wait for and watch this unique spectacle every night.

Austin has the only nude beach in all of Texas.

Texas has no laws that stop women from going topless in public. However, no other city in the state has a place designated for nudity. Hippie Hollow is a clothing-optional beach located on Lake Travis. Texas is a conservative state all-in-all, but Austin is pretty liberal.

The Texas State Capitol building is the second largest capitol building.

The only bigger capitol building is the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.

There were tons of movies filmed in Austin

Everyone knows that Boyhood was filmed in Austin. But did you know that What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? was filmed in Texas’s capital, too? Other movies that were filmed in Austin are Dazed and Confused, Office Space, Ms. Congeniality, Kill Bill Volume 1, and Spy Kids.

Austin is one of the sunniest cities in America.

Out of 365 days, Austin gets an average of 300 days of sunshine!





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