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Whether you're a visitor or a long time resident, Austin probably has more treasures than you know about. Austin Explorer is your way of discovering more about the city as you get outside of your stuffy home or office and into the fresh air.

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Ritz Theater as seen along 6th Street
Without the marquee in front, it would have been impossible to determine that there was a movie theater along 6th Street. [Ritz Theater]

Hiking
Bastrop State Park - Lost Pines Trail - This enjoyable trek through the Lost Pines was not to be missed. A recent wildfire may leave this one permanently altered.

History
Texas Governor's Mansion - One of the oldest governor's residences in the nation survived a recent arsonist attack, but just barely.

Cemeteries
Rhodes Cemetery - This cemetery in a rapidly growing corridor of Austin provide echos of the area's rural past.

Cemeteries
Champion Cemetery - The small Champion Cemetery sits along the popular Brushy Creek Regional Trail, and it actually benefits from it.

Geocaching
Geocaching on KXAN Firstcast - This Austin morning news segment presented geocaching in a positive light. Once again, Moosiegirl does the geocaching community proud!

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