Sleep Inn & Suites Austin - Northeast
8410 Highway 290 East
Austin, TX 78724
Phone: (512) 524-5400
Fax: (512) 524-5401
Located to the north of Austin, the Gethsemane Lutheran Church was established in 1960, replacing the historical Lutheran church on Congress Avenue, in downtown Austin. The architecture of this 21st-century church is quite unique; while being modern in style, it blends in Gothic designs. Standing on a 10-acre (4.04-hectare) property, the church grounds include a charming garden, playgrounds for little ones and an educational center.
Established in 1979, the Little Walnut Creek Branch of Austin Public Library, has been functional ever since its inception. With a range of books across fields, it is mostly visited by locals in the area. A lot of events and local programs also keep taking place here, to entertain and engage the members. See website for upcoming schedule.
Located to the east of Austin, Green Gate Farms gives visitors a glimpse into the farming lifestyle. A historic farm was restored to its former glory by Erin Flynn and Skip Connett in 2006. Educating people about sustainable agriculture and contributing to the community has been the driving force behind the establishment of the Green Gate Farms. The New Farm Institute is the on-site educational center, that provides workshops and conducts classes on farming. Tours around the Green Gate Farms are also organized. You can also host your celebration here and make it a memorable one.
The simple architecture and native history highlight this former residence of Bettie Hamilton Woodburn, who resided in the house from 1909-1920. As the daughter of Andrew Jackson Hamilton, a provisional governor of Texas, she welcomed many notable Texans and world leaders into her home. Erected at 200 East 40th Street, the Woodburn House Bed & Breakfast has since been moved and reflects the American Arts and Crafts period. Tours by appointment only. Please call for available hours.
Just east of Austin, this park boasts some of the most popular activities for the outdoor enthusiast, including boating and fishing. Spend an afternoon taking leisurely hikes while enjoying this Audubon sanctuary. Bank and boat fishing are available along with open space, picnic areas, tables, grills and restrooms.
Technically, there are six Alamo Drafthouse locations in Austin. The popular belief is that, if you're in Austin and you want to see a movie, this is the place to be; it's a theater where you can order drinks and food from a strong menu to be served to you during the film (the aisles are wide enough to accommodate dining tables). Arrive one hour prior to showtime to find a good seat and to start ordering if you're going to dine heartily here - last call is 45 to 30 minutes before the movie ends.
One of the most visited presidential libraries in the nation, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum is supplied with information regarding one of the most controversial times in United States history. Peeking inside the life of the 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the LBJ tapes provide listeners the opportunity to learn about the John F. Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam War. Along with the famous tapes, visitors can see a to-scale replica of the Oval Office, political memorabilia and more than 39 million pages of historical notes. Plan on a full day at this library and museum, but if you are a real history buff, you will barely scratch the surface of what this fantastic archive has to offer.
From 1843 to 1912 this cabin was home to Henry Green Madison. After caring for eight children with his wife Louise in this cabin, they finally built a larger home in 1886. The Madisons built this new frame house around the structure of the old cabin and it was not again seen until a construction crew uncovered it in 1968. The cabin currently resides in Rosewood Park after its donation to the City of Austin by Ninabelle Wooten.
Adams Hemphill Park is a lovely 10.13 acre park with basketball courts, sports field and picnic areas, and there are walking paths that afford views of aesthetically-pleasing homes in the area.
If you are looking to introduce yourself or your children to a little high-culture, the Austin Chamber Music Center is the place to go. The works of Beethoven and Bach permeate the air as you wander past the classrooms. During the summer, a two-week chamber music camp creates a fun kid-friendly environment for teaching the great composer's works to younger generations. Regular professional performances are also available for the avid chamber music fan. Call for details on enrollment and current events.
This fully functional organic farm has won many awards for its urban farming techniques. Purchase fantastic fresh vegetables on Wednesday and Saturday mornings (9am-2pm), or let your kids experience real farm life right in the heart of the city—animals and tractors are some of the biggest attractions for the little ones on market day. While shopping for produce, take a peek at the historic farmhouse, noted as one of the oldest existing buildings in Austin (built in 1838).
Manor Downs is a quarter horse race track and just ten minutes from Austin off Highway 290. Each spring, horses fly down the track while excited onlookers hoot and holler for their pick of the race. Simulcasting is offered Wednesday through Sunday and on holiday Mondays year round. Up to fifteen live races are broadcast daily from other premier horse and dog tracks in America. They can be viewed on one of the monitors scattered under the Manor Downs grandstand or at the Turf Club. The club offers a full bar service in two large viewing rooms (one smoking, the other non-smoking).