3 Ways to Explore History in Austin

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History enthusiasts love to take quick escapes to the past as a fun way to learn about our city. Whether you’re celebrating Throwback Thursday or you just want to take a trip down memory lane, we’ve got three great activities for quick history adventures near our apartments in Austin, TX. 

Blue Starlight Mini Urban Drive-In 

If you are a fan of older movies, mostly from the 1980s and 1990s, visit Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. Unlike most theaters, they only show older movies. Some of the movies they’ve shown recently include Goonies, Flash Gordon, and Dazed and Confused. There are only a few slots for each showing, so you’ll want to buy your tickets early. If you’re feeling up for a mini road trip, Blue Starlite offers a second location in Round Rock.

Bob Bullock Museum

Through the Bob Bullock Museum’s website, you can connect to Texas history. Participate in the Texas Story Project by sharing your own personal story and reading the stories of others across the state. Look at some of the online pictures of paintings, clothing, documents, and other artifacts that help to tell the story of Texas. If you only want to look at a specific type of artifact, you can sort based on time period, region, or artifact type.

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Even if you can’t physically visit the Neill-Cochran House Museum, you can view the current exhibits virtually. You can even participate in a virtual tour of the “If These Walls Could Talk” exhibit, complete with narration.  This exhibit looks at racial inequality, gender, and other hot topics. You can also view photographs from other museum exhibits online.  

While you explore Austin’s history, enjoy a fresh cup of joe from a local coffee shop. If you are looking for a great place to live, contact us. Our leasing staff can give you more information about our South Austin apartments.

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