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University of Texas Tower

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Address: 23rd St and Guadalupe, 2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
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+1 888-475-6633
18:00 - 20:00
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Unique way to see the Austin skyline - Birdseye view of UT Campus

We booked the Tower Tour for 8:00pm to see the sunset over Austin. There was a light rain at first, but it cleared leaving dramatic clouds in the sky (perfect for a colorful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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Key West, Florida
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333 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the campus again as my son and daughter are both UT graduates. The Tower is iconic with the university. My granddaughter really enjoyed sitting by the fountain and reading her book! Nice and relaxing

Thank Banshee694
Dallas, Texas
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1,824 reviews
507 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 518 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Even better at night. The history is great the area is beautiful. They have a great view from there to the capital building.

Thank wick1979
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I agree with the review "fine diversion but don't go out of your way." I have learned more about the Tower from reading these Trip Advisor reviews. What a pity less than 1/4 of these details were relayed on my tour, yet the tour - As explained in other reviews - is impossible to depart before the 50 minutes is... More 

Thank ktbeenthere2015
Lawrence, Kansas
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931 reviews
557 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The University of Texas Tower is a well known site on the UT campus both as a landmark and because of the history associated with it. Worth the visit if you are on campus.

Thank buffalojim67
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

In 1966, a deranged young man went to the top of the University of Texas clock tower and killed 14 people. The tower is now open to the public for two tours per evening. Unfortunately, over the past 50 years, the University of Texas has really not wanted to talk about this tragic event and the guides that accompany you... More 

2 Thank Zman911
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We booked the Tower Tour for 8:00pm to see the sunset over Austin. There was a light rain at first, but it cleared leaving dramatic clouds in the sky (perfect for a colorful sunset). Our tour guides, students at UT Austin, were knowledgeable and friendly pointing out landmarks to our son who will be a freshman. It was a great... More 

Thank Crushski2
Austin, Texas, USA
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468 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I see the UT Tower often and think it is beautiful. The administration building had attractive woodwork throughout and the flooring has extraordinary polished stones. The whole plaza around the UT Tower is expansive and nice to stroll through. This is a well known site that well represents The University of Texas.

Thank Gloria L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great views of the city. No bags allowed (and everyone goes through a metal detector), but lockers are available for $1. Tours available Th, Fr, Sat at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Best tour is at 8pm for the sunset view! Tours last 50 min (you cannot leave in the middle). Tickets available for purchase at the Union. They hand out... More 

1 Thank Allie M
Neah Bay, United States
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Interested in some of the more morbid facets of our history? This is one of the places to visit if you have an interest in mass murders or the evolution of violence in our country. Its proximity to other attractions on the UTexas campus makes the tower an important place to stop while touring the campus. I am not sure... More 

Thank Ann R
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274 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The website says that absolutely no bags or purses of any kind may be carried up to the tower, including wristlets. But when we arrived, they said my husband could just stuff my wristlet in his pocket. The students are overly peppy, as with any college tour. And their spiel is not very informative for those unfamiliar with the campus.... More 

2 Thank LaChatNoir

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