University of Texas Tower Observation Deck Tour

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University of Texas Tower
Along with the Texas State Capitol, the University of Texas Tower is probably one of the two most distinguishing (and visible) landmarks in the city. The 307-foot tower was erected in 1937. The Tower, which rises high above a library and a couple of reading rooms, is sadly known for being the place where Charles Whitman opened fire in 1966, but the building is a place of pride for Longhorns and a beacon of achievement. If you’re visiting town and you look up and see the Tower illuminated with an orange light, don’t be concerned, it just means that one of the University of Texas athletic teams has recently won a game. The University also “lights the Tower orange” when certain alumni achieve major accomplishments, like when Ben Crenshaw and Jordan Spieth won The Masters.
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2247 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78712, USA
+1 512-475-6633
Thur, Fri 6pm - 8pm
Sat 2pm - 8pm