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The 165 feet tall Moonlight Towers in Austin are the only known surviving light towers in the world, built in 1894-'95 to illuminate several blocks of a neighborhood at night before incandescent electric street lighting became common. Only 17 of the original 31 towers survive, of which the one at Zilker Park is the best known, as the site of the Zilker Holiday Tree.



About Moonlight Tower

 W 9th Street & Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States

 +1 512-974-6700

Moonlight Tower and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Battle Hall

Battle Hall(2.3 km)
The Spanish Renaissance style Battle Hall building with a red tile roof and limestone walls houses the Architecture and Planning Library, the Alexander Architectural Archive and the Center for American Architecture of the University of Texas.

ColdTowne Theater

ColdTowne Theater(1.6 km)

Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art(2.6 km)
The permanent collection comprises an impressive range of European art by important artists such as Rubens, Lorrain, and Guercino, as well as a selection of American and Latin American artworks.

Barbara Jordan Statue

Barbara Jordan Statue(2.1 km)
The Barbara Jordan statue honors the African-American Civil Rights leader and first congresswoman of color from the deep South.

LBJ Presidential Library

LBJ Presidential Library(2.1 km)
One of twelve presidential libraries, the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum holds over 45 million pages of historical documents, plus a museum which has an ever-changing array of exhibits related to American history and the American presidency.

University of Texas Tower

University of Texas Tower(2.3 km)
This 307-foot tower, built in 1937, is interesting in its architectural detail, and is one of the defining landmarks of the city.

Elisabet Ney Museum

Elisabet Ney Museum(0.6 km)
The Elisabet Ney Museum showcases the life and works of the eponymous European portrait sculptor, housed in her former studio.

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum(2.8 km)
The Bullock Texas State History Museum explores the history of the Lone Star state and presents 'the Story of Texas'.

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