We love Austin! With its rich cultural heritage, rocking music scene and abundance of outdoor parks and spaces to explore, this unique city truly offers something for everyone.
Test your knowledge of Austin and its surroundings with our interactive quiz. Click on the links that you think best answer each question below. Good luck!
Austin is a seasonal home to North America’s largest urban population Mexican free-tailed bats, which live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge. Approximately how many bats reside there?
1.5 million | Correct
3.2 million | Incorrect
750,000 | Incorrect
500,000 | Incorrect
Austin is often referred to as the “Live Music Capital of the World” because of its wealth of music venues and the many talented artists that reside and perform here. Which of the following legendary musicians is NOT an Austin native?
Stevie Ray Vaughan | Incorrect
WC Clark | Incorrect
The Fabulous Thunderbirds | Incorrect
Albert King | Correct
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than to hop in the water. Which classic Austin-area swimming hole is known for its spring-fed waters with temperatures typically hovering at a refreshing 68-71F°?
Hamilton Pool | Incorrect
Barton Springs Pool | Correct
Deep Eddy | Incorrect
Lake Travis | Incorrect
Which endangered species is not known to live in the Edwards Aquifer?
Texas blind salamander | Incorrect
Fountain darter | Incorrect
Dwarf salamander | Correct
Texas wild rice | Incorrect
True or false: The Austin, Texas state capitol building is made of pink granite.
True | Correct
False | Incorrect
Over 350 major feature films, television shows and commercials have been filmed in Austin over the past 20 years. All of the following movies were shot in Austin except:
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape | Incorrect
Miss Congeniality | Incorrect
Speed | Correct
Office Space | Incorrect
The Conservancy’s Barton Creek Habitat Preserve protects Austin’s water resources as well as habitat for endangered golden-cheeked warblers, which use the bark of which tree to create nests:
Sycamores | Incorrect
Sugarberry trees | Incorrect
Live oak | Incorrect
Junipers | Correct
This legendary music festival, which takes place in Zilker Park, is known not only for its fantastic musical acts but also for its cutting-edge, environmentally friendly programs:
SXSW | Incorrect
ACL | Correct
Lollapalooza | Incorrect
iFest | Incorrect
BONUS QUESTION: One of Austin’s most precious natural gifts is Treaty Oak, a 500-year old southern live oak. In 1989, it was purposely poisoned, and the entire city rallied to save it. Which IS NOT part of Treaty Oak’s history?
Stephen F. Austin negotiated a boundary agreement with Native Americans under Treaty Oak | Incorrect
It is the last surviving member of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a sacred meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes | Incorrect
The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed under Treaty Oak | Correct
Sam Houston rested beneath Treaty Oak after his expulsion from the Governor's office at the start of Texas' involvement in the American Civil War | Incorrect