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Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB)

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Address: 201 E 2nd St, Austin, Austin, TX 78701-4009
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+1 800-926-2282

Organizes free, informative tours of Austin's most popular tourist...

Organizes free, informative tours of Austin's most popular tourist attractions.

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Great Place for a Meeting

Nice, large convention center for hosting special events. Our family has attended business conventions and a wedding here. The staff are very accommodating.

Reviewed 9 July 2015
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council and the Abilene CVB sponsored a magnificent lighting of downtown sculpture gardens and trees. As the Storybook Capital of Texas, Abilene offers fun and safe adventures for families and friends. The film crew from Voices in America attended and began the preparations for a segment to be aired on PBS in the future.

Thank Kaye P
South Fallsburg, New York
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185 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

The Visitors Bureau is filled with lots of brochures and maps of the area. The woman at the information desk was very knowledgeable and friendly. If you are in the area stop by.

Thank Lou S
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

My wife and I took a walking tour of Congress Avenue with Harrison David Eppright in November, 2015 and it was excellent. Harrison was knowlegeable and friendly and the "one hour tour" turned into two and a half hours of Austin History. It was well worth the cost and time and one of the highlights of our visit to Austin.... More 

Thank Tom S
Utica, New York
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1,782 reviews
1,145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Near our hotel so we stopped in. Lots of brochures about things to do, as you'd expect, and very friendly & informative staff. Thanks!

Thank RonL40
Corpus Christi, Texas
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Nice, large convention center for hosting special events. Our family has attended business conventions and a wedding here. The staff are very accommodating.

Thank KLeigh78402
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Located near my hotel so I decided to check it out. They have a good selection of Texas and Austin merchandise. I was able to find my husband a cool and reasonably priced T-shirt. I did not take the tour but there were several large groups waiting on the tour.

Thank Christina L
New York City, New York
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230 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

The Austin visitors center is a Mecca of information with a outstanding staff and located in downtown Austin. The visitors center will provide you with all the info to make your trip enjoyable. They also offer a couple of free tours. The tour we signed up for covered the Congress street historical district and the 6th street historical district. Our... More 

1 Thank LUCKY J
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

I recommend doing this free tour offered by the Visitor's Bureau. Our tour guide was excellent. She gave us a very informative talk/tour of Austin and its history. She went above and beyond with helping us. After tour was finished, she took us back to the Visitor's Bureau, gave us maps and more suggestions for a self-guided walking tour of... More 

3 Thank lievefamketoronto
Hollywood, FL
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85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Visiting a friend in Austin for a long weekend. After exploring South Congress, we felt we needed an introduction to the state's capital. Signed up online for the city's free historical tour. The guide, Patsy Stephenson, was very informative. Her deep connection to Austin, growing up here, is evident in her tour. She gives history of the capital and the... More 

2 Thank melkel27
Tucson, Arizona
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stopped by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and were looking for some type of tour of the city. The gentleman told about 3 of them and also the free walking tour. We decided that we would do the walking tour. It begins at the Steps of the Capital and winds it's way to the Bremond neighborhood. Our guide... More 

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