A Mediterranean-style villa built in 1916 for Clara Driscoll—best known for her successful crusade to save the Alamo from commercial development—is the architectural centerpiece of this site. While it no longer houses the main art collection—that has been moved to the Contemporary Austin-Jones Center —the mansion now hosts a small arts school for young people, along with exhibits highlighting historic aspects of the mansion and grounds. The main artistic focus these days is the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, with works of cutting edge artists and (some) traditionalists integrated into the lush landscape of the 14-acre grounds. Tip: If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by the lake. It’s one of the prettiest spots in the city and, during the week, one of the most peaceful.