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Get Weird With This Offbeat Guide to Austin, Texas

Nudist parks, honky-tonks, and rollergirls? You're in offbeat Austin!

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Created by TheLuckiestMommy - February 22nd 2020

Austin has fully embraced its inner weird, and has become one of the most popular offbeat travel destinations in the country. If you're looking to get weird in ATX, look no further, because we've got your ultimate guide to an Austin offbeat adventure right here!

Lake Worth
4.0

Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, TX, US

Lake Worth

Glen Rose, Glen Rose, TX, US

Fossil Rim Wildlife Park

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58mi 01h 11m
Big Rock Park
4.5

1014 Sw Barnard St, Glen Rose, TX, US

Big Rock Park

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0mi 00h 03m
Historic Downtown Glen Rose
4.0

Courthouse Square, Glen Rose, TX, US

Historic Downtown Glen Rose

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4mi 00h 07m
Dinosaur Valley State Park
4.0

4 miles west of Glen Rose. Take US Highway 67 to FM 205 for 4 miles to Park Road 59; then go one mile to the headquarters., Glen Rose, TX, US

Dinosaur Valley State Park

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7mi 00h 12m
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
4.5

2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX, US

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Imagination Station Children's Museum
5.0

1108 N Anglin St, Cleburne, TX, US

Imagination Station Children's Museum

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58mi 01h 11m
Roadside America Museum
4.3

212 E Elm St, Hillsboro, TX, US

Roadside America Museum

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33mi 00h 41m
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
4.5

100 Texas Ranger Trl, Waco, TX, US

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

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35mi 00h 44m

1680 Hwy 236, Moody, TX, US

Mother Neff State Park

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27mi 00h 37m
Chalk Ridge Falls
3.6

5600 FM 1670, Belton, TX, US

Chalk Ridge Falls

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34mi 00h 35m
Inner Space Caverns
4.5

4200 S. IH-35, Georgetown, TX, US

Inner Space Caverns

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49mi 01h 06m
Hamilton Pool Preserve
4.5

24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX, US

Hamilton Pool Preserve

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27mi 00h 46m
TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls
4.2

900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, US

TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls

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The Lonestar Rollergirls are a staple of Austin with their free-wheeling pursuit of fun. The girls keep the production value high, and always bring the laughs. It's kind of like WWE on wheels, except the pain is real. They're that perfect mix between campy, badass, and bone-crushing, and their in-house amateur teams are just as killer. Tickets are around $15 a person, the beer is cheap, and the fights are a-plenty!

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1mi 00h 03m
Baylor Street Art Wall
4.4

11th & Baylor Street, Austin, TX, US

Baylor Street Art Wall

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Baylor Street Art Wall is the mecca of street art in Austin, and makes for a pretty rad photo-op as well. Austin's largest graffiti art wall is often referred to as a "living" art project, as the murals change sometimes from week to week.

Tip: Bring some paint - you can actually paint on the wall yourself!

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16mi 00h 26m
Hippie Hollow Park
4.0

Comanche Drive, Lago Vista, TX, US

Hippie Hollow Park

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Hippie Hollow Park is one of the most-loved parks in the city, and judging by the name alone, you can probably imagine why. Hippie Hollow has a beautiful rocky shoreline and gives you the chance to take some photos of the spectacular view of Lake Travis.

Tips: Hippie Hollow Park is the only clothing optional public park in the state, so if nudity isn't your thing, you might want to skip this one!

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15mi 00h 28m
Austin's Couch Potatoes Furniture
5.0

10500 N Interstate Highway 35, Austin, TX, US

Austin's Couch Potatoes Furniture

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Even if you're not thinking about picking up a new couch, it's still worth it to visit Austin's Couch Potatoes Furniture. Standing (or sitting) outside the building is a giant monument to couch potatoes around the world. The statue measures 34 feet-long and 22 feet-tall, and is a weird-certified Austin photo-op.

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6mi 00h 10m
Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon
4.4

5434 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX, US

Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon

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Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon is a bonafide, 100%-authentic honky tonk bar. It's so great, in fact, that it was voted one of the best bars in the entire country by Esquire Magazine, and for good reason. Good company, cheap beer, and lots of country music.

Tip: Whatever you do, don't forget to play the Chicken (Poop) Bingo game before you leave.

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3mi 00h 08m
Mueller Sunflowers
3.0

4806 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX, US

Mueller Sunflowers

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Mueller's Sunflowers are a sustainable public art installation that are powered entirely by the sun. Visitors can explore the hiking trail that winds along beside the massive flower-shaped sculptures.

Tip: If you have time, make sure you stick around until the sun goes down, when the pieces become illuminated like giant flowers made out of light.

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4mi 00h 13m
Museum of the Weird
3.5

823 Congress Ave. At 9th St., Austin, TX, US

Museum of the Weird

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It's true that the Museum of the Weird is small, but it packs a punch. Not only do they have a wax museum, taxidermy mermaids, and monsters galore, they're also home to the Minnesota Iceman, an alleged Bigfoot who spent his early years traveling the world in a giant brick of ice.

Tip: The museum is small, so if you can, they suggest that you visit during the week when the traffic isn't quite so busy.

As you can see, Austin absolutely lives up to its reputation as being one of the weirdest cities in the country. Add a few of these awesome offbeat locations to your trip, or hit every spot on your weird adventure in City of the Violet Crown!