11 Ways to Get Weird in Austin

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1. Cathedral of Junk

Landfill engineering #CathedralOfJunk

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From trash to treasure is the path taken by Vince Hannemann, creator of the Cathedral. While it could speak to the growing issues in society, there isn’t any deeper meaning. It just looks cool.    

2. Peter Pan Mini-Golf

 

In the cut with my boy Peter Pan #peterpanminigolf #minigolf #austin #texas #dope #sofun A photo posted by Sam Lindley (@samlindley97) on

Join Peter Pan and the Lost Boys in this Neverland links where all you have to worry about is golf and hanging with friends. And drinking. BYOB has never been this great.

 

3. Baylor Street Art Wall/Hope Outdoor Gallery

This is a hands-on museum experience, where you can reach out and touch the art. And no two visits are the same, since the art is always changing.    

4. Hippie-Hollow

Nice day for it ☀️ #bts #wigsinthewild #wiglife #photoshoot #hippiehollow #notanlines @the_diamond_ @breckadactyl

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If you’re a fan of nature, you’ll want to visit Hippie-Hollow where clothing is optional. For a different thrill, there’s a nearby zip line that guarantees a bird’s-eye perspective of Lake Travis.

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5. Bats Under the Congress Avenue Bridge

Austin, TX ????

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This is a must-see, where as many as 1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed bats emerge from underneath the bridge around sunset, leaving spectators in awe of the nature-meets-urban visual experience.

 

6. Rocket Electrics

 

Forget ordinary walking tours and ride one of these electric bikes to get you through those hot Texas days. If you decide to go on the food tour, you’ll be thankful for not having to do cardio in between stuffing your face.

7. Wild Bubba’s Wild Game… Antelope Burger

Doesn’t get much more Texas than this #austintx #wildbubbas

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Expand your burger horizon with options from antelope to kangaroo. If you’re not feeling adventurous, don’t worry. They serve beef burgers, but folks will call you chicken.

8. Eat at a Trailer Park: South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery

 

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You haven’t eaten at a trailer park? Then don’t miss the experience shared by 20 million Americans because despite what you may think, the food here is unbelievably delicious.

 

9. Toy Joy

Nope, nothing scary about this…

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If you’re shopping for souvenirs, forget the cliché keychains and shotglasses. Instead, visit this shop and take home a nostalgic toy that’ll guarantee more smiles. Or scares.

10. Eeyore’s Birthday

 

Everyday I’m packering #packering #eeyoresbday A photo posted by Brandon Foskey (@brandonfoskey) on

This birthday celebration is a place and time, where you can push your weird and not be judged. People of all ages dance, get crafty and play carnival games with nary an Eeyore-like worry.

11. Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon

Chicken Shit Bingo! #ginnyslittlelonghorn #oldaustin

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Talk about putting a new twist on a classic, this bar hosts Chicken Sh!t Bingo. A defecating chicken determines the next letter and number. You wanted to get weird in Austin.