Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity, 512/471-1604
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday
10am-5pm. Sunday 1-5pm.
Dinosaurs to Inca pottery - this museum
is not limited to things Texan. Although
the older displays could stand
refurbishing, still the place is interesting
and educational. Lots of prehistoric
animals, Sam Houston's handgun, the
"Horsemen of the Americas" exhibit
featuring South American silver pieces, a
fascinating mineral and fossil collection
of which only a handful of the million
pieces are on view at any given time, and
the occasional art exhibition, such as the
recent showing of Edward S. Curtis'
photographs of Native Americans. Go
there on a hot muggy afternoon; it's free
and cool - in more ways than one!