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Free: Cowboy Breakfast and Historic Downtown Austin Walking Tour

We can meet at 7:30am and have a free breakfast at the Cowboy Breakfast at Auditorium Shores. This is the official kick-off to the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. Cowboy Breakfast serves up a breakfast of champions with live entertainment accompanying the Texas-size buffet. Live music, family entertainment and breakfast are all FREE to the public. Cowboy Breakfast also marks Dress Western Day in Austin. Join us for the fun!   http://www.rodeoaustin.com/events_detail.aspx?id=1087

Once we are finished eating, we can stroll around LadyBird Lake and end up at the Capitol. Then join us for the Austin Historic Congress Avenue & Sixth Street Walking Tours. The South entrance of the Capitol building serves as the departure point for this free guided-walking tour of downtown that help history buffs explore Austin's past.  The 10-block Congress Avenue and nine-block Sixth Street (Pecan Street) National Register Districts interweave modern skyscrapers with 19th century buildings such as the Old Bakery (1876), Millett Opera House (1878), Driskill Hotel (1886), Walter Tips Building (1876) and Robinson-Rosner Building (1856). Historic structures such as St. Mary's Cathedral (1874) and St. David's Church (1854) reflect Old World architecture. The tour time is 9 a.m and requires a reservation 48 hours in advance.  Go here to reserve your place:

http://www.austintexas.org/visit/plan-your-trip/historic-walking-tours/

The Sierra Club appreciates a small donation to help with club expenses.More information about our Club can be found at our website: http://texas.sierraclub.org/austin/


 

 

 

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  • Tricia

    Great event!

    March 4, 2013

  • sande

    Breakfast and the free tour were great!!! It was nice meeting all that showed up!

    March 3, 2013

  • Elaine B.

    I hope you do this next year... can't make it this year but it sounds fabulous! What a hoot!

    March 1, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Met on the steps and it was FREE....

    March 1, 2013

  • Cynthia

    I'll meet ya at the capital. When I signed up they didn't mention a fee... nor in the conformation call... when I get there... Ill post if there's a fee.. .

    March 1, 2013

  • Carolyn P.

    As the meetup description explains, you need to reserve your tour for yourself and it is free. I don't know how many folks will be coming so just reserve this for yourself. The description also explains how to find the group as well.

    March 1, 2013

  • Valerie

    FYI the walking tour is not free. I just spoke to Harrison at the Austin Visitors Center about the walking tour. He said that for groups of more than 10 there is a charge of $60. He will lead one group and Patsy Stephenson will lead another group. Apparently, Patsy S. emailed Wendy Kalthoff regarding same. Patsy has not heard back. I just wanted to let everyone know about that--especially our event host. The Visitors Center needs to know how many people will go because they need to know if they need two tour leaders. Perhaps that will change some people's plans?

    February 28, 2013

    • sande

      I had signed up, but if they are charging, I won't attend.

      February 28, 2013

    • Clarke R

      I am not going if there's a fee.

      February 28, 2013

  • Patsy

    Hi - I'm with the Austin CVB and will be leading the walking tours tomorrow. I'm so sorry for misinformation sent out. The tour is free and we look forward to all who can come. Call[masked] before 5 pm today and you're on.

    February 28, 2013

    • sande

      confusion! Well, I had cancelled with the Valerie comment, but just called and added myself back to the list for the tour!!

      February 28, 2013

  • D

    How do we find the group tomorrow morning at the breakfast?

    February 28, 2013

  • Andrea

    Work, boo:(

    February 28, 2013

  • Sandra

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it for the walk.

    February 28, 2013

  • Martha

    I went back to the page I signed up on. It said free walking tours.

    February 28, 2013

  • Carolyn P.

    The cowboy breakfast actually starts at 6am so if you get there a little earlier, you will certainly miss most of rush hour and get a better parking spot. There is some live music playing and a chainsaw artist to keep folks entertained while you roam around the vendors. - reply to Mary Ann's comment

    February 27, 2013

    • MARY A.

      Thank you for the reply Carolyn. I am still not sure I will make it in town early Friday or later. I have stayed signed up and as I said I have the tour reservation; but work may get in the way.

      February 27, 2013

    • Valerie

      If it's still available, would like to take your tour reservation.

      February 28, 2013

  • Mark A.

    I imagine it will be pretty crowded tomorrow - where's a good place to meet?

    February 28, 2013

  • D

    Where do we meet at the Cowboy Breakfast? How will we find the group?

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd absolutely love to do this...but have to be at work unfortunately. If you do this again on a weekend or the afternoon, I'll be there.

    February 28, 2013

  • MARY A.

    Won't get to town early enough. Hate to miss the tour!

    February 28, 2013

  • Rocio B.

    If I make it, I can only stay for a bit, but I've always wanted to go to this.

    February 25, 2013

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