Perhaps you’re not keen on taking photos with live Longhorns. Why not consider getting the perfect shot with a longhorn sculpture in Austin, Texas?
Lucky for you, Austin is packed with opportunities where you can capture a solo or group photo with these legendary symbols of the Lone Star State.
The University of Texas at Austin Co-Op
The World’s Largest Longhorn Lives In Austin, Texas.
The University of Texas at Austin’s Co-op features a unique longhorn sculpture just behind their flagship store at 411 W 23rd St, Austin, TX 78705 the middle of a food truck park. The sculpture is one of the most popular spots for taking photos with one of UT’s most beloved and iconic symbols.
Standing at an impressive 12 feet tall with a horn spread of nine feet wide, the “Bevo” longhorn sculpture at the University of Texas in Austin is a sight to behold! Constructed by Fiberglass Farm, the statue is made of fiberglass and is a perfect example of the “Keep Austin Weird” spirit that the city is known for.
In addition, the Co-op is open to the public and is located at 2246 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705.
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at UT-Austin
Longhorn Sculpture at Texas Exes Alumni Center
The Etter-Harbin Alumni Center is a building located at 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712 on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. It serves as a gathering place for alumni and friends to stay connected to the university and each other. The center is also a popular spot and home to many iconic sculptures for taking photos, featuring a mix of traditional and modern architectural elements, and includes several outdoor spaces for events and relaxation.
Erwin Center Longhorn Sculpture
Longhorn Sculpture at “The Drum”
David Sundt’s Longhorn sculpture, dedicated in 1983, was located just outside of the Erwin Center at the University of Texas at Austin (1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701). The bronze sculpture measured approximately 14 feet long and 8 feet tall, making it approximately 1.5 times the size of an average longhorn. It was a popular spot for photo opportunities.
However, in 2021, the Erwin Center was demolished to make way for the new Moody Center, a state-of-the-art arena that will host concerts and sporting events. As a result, the Longhorn sculpture was removed from its original location. It is currently unclear whether the sculpture will be relocated to a new spot near the Moody Center or if it will be displayed elsewhere on campus.