The Texas capital is famous for its "Keep Austin Weird" slogan, its quirky music venues and shops, and its laid back vibe. It also has a history populated with interesting characters, from gunslingers to celebrities and sports stars, and a rich natural environment.
Here we consider some of the lesser known fun or quirky facts about Austin and its residents, now and in the past.
Did you know that an average of 20 million people visit Austin, Texas every year? That's more visitors than Rome (which attracts 4.2 million), Hawaii (8.3 million), or even London (17.4 million)!
Also, did you know that...
- Austin is famous for its bats. Between March and October, an estimated 1.5 million bats emerge from under the Ann W.