University of Texas Tower
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- 98%Local Culture
- 79%History Buffs
- 71%Art & Design Lovers
- 69%Family Travelers
- 60%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (12)
- University of Texas TowerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jan 07, 2014
Since 1937, this 307-foot tower has been one of the most iconic things in the Austin skyline. You can get a fantastic view of the city from an observation deck near the top -- call ahead to check their schedule. While it remains a symbol of the university's strength and gets lit up when the Longhorns win games, it had a dark moment in 1966 when Charles Whitman killed 17 people and wounded 32 others from the tower.
- University of Texas TowerNov 16, 2013
It's a nice, well kept piece of school history. If you're around the UT area it's really worth your time to check this place out and to enjoy all the architectural value of this place. Don't forget your camera!
- University of Texas TowerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
I like visiting Universities when I'm traveling. Especially for University of Texas in Austin, because my brother attended here for two years, it meant more to me. He sent me a postcard from the school, and it was good to see it in person.
- University of Texas TowerMay 30, 2013
You can take a tour to the top of the tower. It's a great view and there are some nice pictures of old Austin. Plus that whole tower shooter thing... The tour guides don't point it out, but you can see big chinks where bullets aimed at Charles Whitman took out concrete instead.
- University of Texas TowerFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
This stunning piece of architecture is a must see for anyone touring in Austin. The Tower was the venue for the UT Sniper, which any tour should provide you history on. There is also the ability to visit the Observation Deck in the Tower as well.
If you are lucky enough to be in Austin during UT's graduation or a major sporting event, then the tower will light up with different patterns that mean different things, which can be read about here: http://www.utexas.edu/about-ut/tower-lightingRecommended for:History Buffs