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Old 06-08-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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Have an visitor coming in from New England area that wants to see Longhorn(s) and take a photo or two from the road. We won't invade private property. Just want to do a drive by.

The only places I know are IH35 Westinghouse exit in Round Rock and Hyatt Lost Pines Resort has 2 of them in a big pen behind the resort.

Also, for future reference, anyone know where tourists can pay to go horseback riding when they come to Austin for a visit. Again, Hyatt is only place I know and you have to be a guest.

Thanks for info!
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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They aren't always outside in the pen where you can see them, but there is a sort of ranch down Selma Hughes Park road and they are sometimes outside, next to the road. They also have donkeys and horses. I think the ranch belongs to the over-the-top chateau a bit further down the road. At the end of the road there is a park with picnic tables, right down on the lake. Frequently when I drive down there I'll see roadrunners and once I saw a coyote, so that might be an added bonus for visitors.

Across the lake from the picnic and park area is Michael Dell's summer estate, so you can get a peek at how the 1% lives while you're there.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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Random area, but there are some beautiful longhorns living on some property on E. Park St. in Cedar Park between Lakeline and 183. They aren't always out by the road, but that seems to be one of their favorite spots to rest.
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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My nephew keeps several on his little ranch, but that's way up near Comanche.

There are a couple of ranches up on Ronald Reagan Blvd. (Parmer Lane north of 1431) that have a few that are sometimes grazing near the fence by the road.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Ronald Reagan and 29 by Georgetown usually have some in a pasture
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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Coincidentally, I read this message today while on a flight home from NYC. There is usually a small herd in a field directly across from the private FastPark lot near the Austin airport. Sure enough, when the parking shuttle brought us to the lot, there were at least four directly across from the entrance to the facility. Its on the northern section of Spirit of Texas off Hwy 71. Here's a YouTube link. They are cared for by high school students at Del Valle.

http://youtu.be/Q7O4oTzyTgs

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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Coincidentally, I read this message today while on a flight home from NYC. There is usually a small herd in a field directly across from the private FastPark lot near the Austin airport. Sure enough, when the parking shuttle brought us to the lot, there were at least four directly across from the entrance to the facility. Its on the northern section of Spirit of Texas off Hwy 71. Here's a YouTube link. They are cared for by high school students at Del Valle.

Austin FastPark & Relax Donates Land for Longhorns - YouTube
Fast park express definitely has longhorns so when your friend arrives you can just stop there.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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Fast park express definitely has longhorns so when your friend arrives you can just stop there.
Yup, just West of the Airport. They belong to a family who has property West of the Airport. I always enjoyed the smell of cow poop when I used Airport Fastpark back in the day I traveled 2-4 x times each month to the UK. I kinda miss the smell. The Longhorns seemed to pity me as they knew I was about to be fondled by TSA.
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