A glance of Austin
Austin is the capital of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas and the American Southwest, it is the 11th-largest city in the United States of America and the fourth-largest city in the state of Texas. Austin has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters. In September, the average high and low temperature is 90.5 °F (32.5 °C ) and 69.4 °F (20.8 °C ), with monthly precipitation about 2.99 inches (75.9 mm).
Austin is regarded as an open-minded, friendly, and innovative city. The city has been consistently rated a national creative center that draws talented people from across the world to its high quality of life, abundant resources, lively entertainment and active lifestyle. The city known as the Live Music Capital of the World hosts nationally known festivals such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Austin Film Festival.
Places to go
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is located in Southwest Austin, Texas. Lady Bird Johnson, our former first lady, and actress Helen Hayes founded an organization in 1982 to protect and preserve North America’s native plants and natural landscapes. First as the National Wildflower Research Center and later as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, this special place exists to introduce people to the beauty and diversity of wildflowers and other native plants. Every day, the Wildflower Center brings life to Mrs. Johnson’s vision in its public gardens, its woodlands and sweeping meadows as well as in internationally influential research. In 2006, the Center became an Organized Research Unit of the University of Texas at Austin. The mission of the center is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. For more information about this center, please visit http://www.wildflower.org/.
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