The seven wonders of the world are at the top of many people’s bucket list, but those magnificent attractions aren’t always easy to get to. Luckily, the Austin area has its own seven wonders, and you can get to each place on only one tank of gas. Austin’s seven wonders are calling for you. Jaw-dropping views and unbelievable sights await.
1. Hamilton Pool
This magical oasis is located at 24300 Hamilton Pool Rd in Dripping Springs, Texas.
2. Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock sits at 16710 Ranch Road 965 in Fredericksburg. This massive pink granite dome was thought to be haunted. The folklore surrounding this story is as beautiful and complex as the cracked stone.
3. McKinney Falls
You don't even have to leave the city limits to reach this natural wonder. From the gorgeous falls to the stunning reflection pools, McKinney Falls will fill you with awe. Visit the park yourself at 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.
4. Krause Springs
Krause Springs is an idyllic place to go camping. Take the trek out to Spicewood for some of the most gorgeous views around.
5. Congress Avenue bats
The largest urban bat colony in North America produces some seriously gorgeous sights. When all 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge, your jaw will drop to the ground.
6. Pedernales Falls State Park
Pedernales Falls State Park is the ultimate place to get away from it all. The serene wonders will revitalize your spirit. Head down to Johnson City to experience its majesty.
7. Hill Country wild flowers
In the Spring, wild flowers take over the Texas Hill Country. You can see these vibrant petals alongside Wimberley roadways and Driftwood lawns. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center showcases gorgeous foliage all year long.