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University of Texas Tower

23rd St and Guadalupe, 2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
+1 888-475-6633
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23rd St and Guadalupe, 2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
+1 888-475-6633
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Located in the center of the University of Texas campus, the 27-story TOWER is the site of the 1966 massacre where seventeen people died when shot with a sniper rifle by a disgruntled student. This year is the 50th anniversary.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Walked from LBJ library. Got to building says tour on ground level Sign says 10 am to 5 pm clock struck 4. Sign had a phone number tours are ONLY on weekends by appointment. Sign is worthless as was 3/4 mile walk. Boo UT "...More

1  Thank Safetyguy_328
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the campus again as my son and daughter are both UT graduates. The Tower is iconic with the university. My granddaughter really enjoyed sitting by the fountain and reading her book! Nice and relaxing

Thank Banshee694
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Even better at night. The history is great the area is beautiful. They have a great view from there to the capital building.

Thank wick1979
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I agree with the review "fine diversion but don't go out of your way." I have learned more about the Tower from reading these Trip Advisor reviews. What a pity less than 1/4 of these details were relayed on my tour, yet the tour -...More

1  Thank ktbeenthere2015
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The University of Texas Tower is a well known site on the UT campus both as a landmark and because of the history associated with it. Worth the visit if you are on campus.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 24 August 2016

In 1966, a deranged young man went to the top of the University of Texas clock tower and killed 14 people. The tower is now open to the public for two tours per evening. Unfortunately, over the past 50 years, the University of Texas has...More

2  Thank Zman911
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We booked the Tower Tour for 8:00pm to see the sunset over Austin. There was a light rain at first, but it cleared leaving dramatic clouds in the sky (perfect for a colorful sunset). Our tour guides, students at UT Austin, were knowledgeable and friendly...More

Thank Crushski2
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I see the UT Tower often and think it is beautiful. The administration building had attractive woodwork throughout and the flooring has extraordinary polished stones. The whole plaza around the UT Tower is expansive and nice to stroll through. This is a well known site...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Great views of the city. No bags allowed (and everyone goes through a metal detector), but lockers are available for $1. Tours available Th, Fr, Sat at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Best tour is at 8pm for the sunset view! Tours last 50 min (you...More

1  Thank Allie M
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