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Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

805 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746, USA

Forests
Wildlife Sanctuaries

About Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

A wildlife preserve which was founded in1974 consists of 227 acres of native Texas Hill Country habitat west of Austin, Texas. It maintains around 4kms of hiking trails. It was one of the popular tourist attractions in Travis county.



Attractions near Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

360 Bridge4.66km from Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

This is a through arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway. The road is widely considered one of the most scenic urban drives in Texas, in large part due to this arched weathering-steel bridge and the rolling hills that flank the road.

The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria4.73km from Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria, formerly known as the AMOA-Arthouse at Laguna Gloria, is the former home of Clara Driscoll and site of a 1916 Italianate-style villa on the shores of Lake Austin in Austin, Texas. It was the original home of the Austin Museum of Art and still houses some of its collections. The building is now one of two sites of The Contemporary Austin.

Mount Bonnell4.96km from Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

Also known as Covert Park, is a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850s. The mount provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills.It was designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve4.99km from Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

A historic cottage, garden and nature preserve which was located in West Austin, Texas which was built in 1870 s. Mayfield Park is open to the public and is known for its free-roaming peacocks on the property. The cottage and gardens can be reserved for private events. The grounds are immediately adjacent to Laguna Gloria, home to the Austin Museum of Art.

Barton Creek5.2km from Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

Barton Creek is a tributary that feeds the Colorado River as it flows through the Texas Hill Country. The creek passes through some of the more scenic areas in Greater Austin, surrounded in many parts by a greenbelt of protected lands that serves as a habitat for many indigenous species of flora and fauna.

Texas Military Forces Museum5.98km from Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

A history museum which was hosted by the Texas Military Department at Camp Mabry and is part of the United States Army Historical Program which has indoor and outdoor galleries featuring 24 major exhibits, which includes over 10,000 artifacts, 36 vehicles, 8 dioramas, 16 macro environments, 16 macro artifacts, and over 50 uniformed mannequins. The library and archive features over 10,000 books and 20,000 photos available for research.

Where is Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

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Travis County23 attractions

It was the fifth most populous county in Texas. The county was established in 1840 and is named in honor of William Barret Travis, the commander of the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo.