Austin Travel Guide

In Austin, Marcus visits a convicted killer, gruesome death of the most hated woman in America, and explores the troubled mind of the 1966 UT Tower sniper.


Activities
DA Office
Assistant District Attorney Gary Cobb takes Marcus through the sensational trial of Celeste Beard for the murder of her millionaire husband.
  • 509 West 11th Street
  • Austin, TX 78701 US

DA Office

Assistant District Attorney Gary Cobb takes Marcus through the sensational trial of Celeste Beard for the murder of her millionaire husband.
509 West 11th Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-854-9400
Imaging Research Center
Marcus gets an analysis from Dr. David Morledge about the tumor in Charles Whitman’s brain and how that impacted his decision to take the lives of 16 people. Marcus then undergoes a scan of his own brain for comparison.
  • 100 East 24th St.
  • Austin, TX 78712 US

Imaging Research Center

Marcus gets an analysis from Dr. David Morledge about the tumor in Charles Whitman’s brain and how that impacted his decision to take the lives of 16 people. Marcus then undergoes a scan of his own brain for comparison.
100 East 24th St. Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-232-4203
Ranger Ray Martinez’ Home
At his home, former Texas Ranger Ray Martinez recalls the day he took down Charles Whitman and ended his 96 minutes of terror on the top of the UT tower.
  • Elmwood Drive
  • New Braunfels, TX 78130 US

Ranger Ray Martinez’ Home

At his home, former Texas Ranger Ray Martinez recalls the day he took down Charles Whitman and ended his 96 minutes of terror on the top of the UT tower.
Elmwood Drive New Braunfels, TX, US
Lone Star Gun Range
Marcus goes to the Lone Star Gun Range to check out the arsenal Charles Whitman had with him the day of the UT tower shooting. He tries his hand at firing many of the same weapons Whitman used.
  • 3795 Dry Creek Road
  • Lockhart, TX 78644 US

Lone Star Gun Range

Marcus goes to the Lone Star Gun Range to check out the arsenal Charles Whitman had with him the day of the UT tower shooting. He tries his hand at firing many of the same weapons Whitman used.
3795 Dry Creek Road Lockhart, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-801-2624
Lady Bird Lake
Former IRS agent Ed Martin describes for Marcus how his investigation into a money laundering case exposed the gruesome truth behind the disappearance of Atheist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
  • 266 Dawson Road
  • Austin, TX 78704 US

Lady Bird Lake

Former IRS agent Ed Martin describes for Marcus how his investigation into a money laundering case exposed the gruesome truth behind the disappearance of Atheist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
266 Dawson Road Austin, TX, US
Cavender Boot Store
To fit in with a truly Texas look, Marcus tries on cowboy boots at Cavender's.
  • Various Locations
  • Austin, TX 78745 US

Cavender Boot Store

To fit in with a truly Texas look, Marcus tries on cowboy boots at Cavender's.
Various Locations Austin, TX, US
Mountain View Unit
Marcus sits down with convicted murderer Celeste Beard, who is serving 2 life sentences in a maximum-security women's prison, to hear her side of this twisted tale.
  • 2305 Ransom Road
  • Gatesville, TX 76528 US

Mountain View Unit

Marcus sits down with convicted murderer Celeste Beard, who is serving 2 life sentences in a maximum-security women's prison, to hear her side of this twisted tale.
2305 Ransom Road Gatesville, TX, US
Larry Wright Home Office
Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry Wright gives Marcus a unique perspective on the life of Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
  • Meadowbrook Drive
  • Austin, TX 78703 US

Larry Wright Home Office

Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry Wright gives Marcus a unique perspective on the life of Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
Meadowbrook Drive Austin, TX, US
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
This famous museum explores the life and service of the former president through exhibits and memorabilia.
  • 2313 Red River Street
  • Austin, TX 78705 US

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

This famous museum explores the life and service of the former president through exhibits and memorabilia.
2313 Red River Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-721-0200
Barton Springs Pool
Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone pool, fed by several underground springs, for everything from fishing and swimming to baptisms and beauty pageants.
  • 2100 Barton Springs Road
  • Austin, TX 78746 US

Barton Springs Pool

Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone pool, fed by several underground springs, for everything from fishing and swimming to baptisms and beauty pageants.
2100 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-476-9044

Hotels
Westin Austin at The Domain
The hotel includes 341 stylish guest rooms, 2 Westin WORKOUT® rooms, 7 Executive Suites and a Presidential Suite. It is located at The Domain -- 1.3 million square feet of retail, dining, and entertainment venues.
  • 11301 Domain Drive
  • Austin, TX 78758 US

Westin Austin at The Domain

The hotel includes 341 stylish guest rooms, 2 Westin WORKOUT® rooms, 7 Executive Suites and a Presidential Suite. It is located at The Domain -- 1.3 million square feet of retail, dining, and entertainment venues.
11301 Domain Drive Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-832-4197
Courtyard Austin/Parmer Lane
The hotel offers amenities such as an outdoor fire pit area, a Starbucks and Bistro, where guests can enjoy a happy hour from 5-7PM daily, offering discounted drinks and appetizers.
  • 12330 North IH 35
  • Austin, TX 78753 US

Courtyard Austin/Parmer Lane

The hotel offers amenities such as an outdoor fire pit area, a Starbucks and Bistro, where guests can enjoy a happy hour from 5-7PM daily, offering discounted drinks and appetizers.
12330 North IH 35 Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-339-8374
Adam’s House
Adams House is located in historic and central Hyde Park. It was built in 1911. In 2010 it was granted Austin Historic Landmark status. The B&B has 3 rooms, 1 suite, and 1 bungalow.
  • 4300 Avenue G
  • Austin, TX 78751 US

Adam’s House

Adams House is located in historic and central Hyde Park. It was built in 1911. In 2010 it was granted Austin Historic Landmark status. The B&B has 3 rooms, 1 suite, and 1 bungalow.
4300 Avenue G Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-453-7696
1110 Carriage House Inn
This downtown Austin, Texas B&B has rooms, suites and a cottage. It is located just minutes from Austin activities such as the Texas State Capitol, The University of Texas and President Johnson's Library and Museum.
  • 1110 West 22nd 1/2 Street
  • Austin, TX 78705 US

1110 Carriage House Inn

This downtown Austin, Texas B&B has rooms, suites and a cottage. It is located just minutes from Austin activities such as the Texas State Capitol, The University of Texas and President Johnson's Library and Museum.
1110 West 22nd 1/2 Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-472-2333

Restaurants & Bars
Dirty Martin’s
Marcus and Cheryl Botts Dickerson discuss the day she and a date crossed paths with Charles Whitman on the 27th floor of the University of Texas tower moments before he began his killing spree.
  • 2808 Guadalupe Street
  • Austin, TX 78745 US

Dirty Martin’s

Marcus and Cheryl Botts Dickerson discuss the day she and a date crossed paths with Charles Whitman on the 27th floor of the University of Texas tower moments before he began his killing spree.
2808 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-477-3173
Saxon Pub
Marcus explores Austin’s renowned music scene by checking out some local bands, including chatting with singer/songwriter Tanya Winch.
  • 1320 S. Lamar
  • Austin, TX 78704 US

Saxon Pub

Marcus explores Austin’s renowned music scene by checking out some local bands, including chatting with singer/songwriter Tanya Winch.
1320 S. Lamar Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-448-2552
360 Uno Trattoria
In the shopping center owned by the late Steven Beard, Kathryn Casey fills Marcus in on the real Celeste Beard.
  • 3801 North Capital of Texas Highway
  • #G-100
  • Austin, TX 78746 US

360 Uno Trattoria

In the shopping center owned by the late Steven Beard, Kathryn Casey fills Marcus in on the real Celeste Beard.
3801 North Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-327-5505
El Arroyo
Marcus sits down for lunch with members of The Atheist Experience, a local access TV show, to discuss Atheism and the legacy of Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
  • 1624 West 5th Street
  • Austin, TX 78703 US

El Arroyo

Marcus sits down for lunch with members of The Atheist Experience, a local access TV show, to discuss Atheism and the legacy of Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
1624 West 5th Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-474-1222
Franklin Barbecue
One of the most popular BBQ restaurants in Austin. They serve everything from brisket to sausage.
  • 900 East 11th Street
  • Austin, TX 78702 US

Franklin Barbecue

One of the most popular BBQ restaurants in Austin. They serve everything from brisket to sausage.
900 East 11th Street Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-653-1187

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