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The Museum of the Weird

823 Congress Ave. At 9th St., Austin, Texas 78701 USA

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“Home of the Minnesota Iceman!”

Take a guided tour and watch a live show! Shrunken heads, mermaids, and more! The Museum of the Weird takes seriously the, "Keep Austin Weird," mantra as pretty much every corner of this place has something strange in it.

Perhaps the most interesting display at the Museum of the Weird is the newly acquired body of the Minnesota Iceman, a legendary frozen "Bigfoot" that once toured the country in a frozen truck... only to disappear without a trace. It was displayed at shopping malls, state fairs, and carnivals in the United States and Canada in the 1960s and early 1970s and promoted as the "missing link" between man and Neanderthals. 

Almost half a century later, the frozen body was discovered in a storage container and auctioned off on eBay of all places, and the proprietors of Austin's Museum of the Weird were the highest bidder.

Now, people can once again witness the shocking Minnesota Iceman for themselves. It's weird, so just come on down!

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Reviewed by
purrfectfire

  • 8 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
July 17, 2014

The museum is small but neat. What it really makes it worth the visit is the guides sideshow performance!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
justjessicaislost

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 31, 2014

We had such a good time, everyone was super friendly, and the stories were fun too. Would definitely go back.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sharon.holcombe.73

  • 2 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
March 11, 2014

Staff were super friendly. Guide was a sideshow performer and did a brief routine during the tour. Museum is small but it was worth the trip. You've never seen anything like it!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
dawn081575

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 19, 2015
Rated 4.0

Small, but it was neat. Wouldn't want to be here if it was crowded, not much moving room. Bought a ticket that also included the wax. The wax museum was further away than we expected, thought it would be a short walking distance away.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Ariana

  • 5 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
July 05, 2015
Rated 1.0

I was pretty disappointed. It is very small barely three rooms. Everything was very fake and hoakey. I was only there for about 20 minutes. Admission was 12$ I would've done it for 5$.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MaryProm

  • 12 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
November 17, 2014
Rated 5.0

It's a great place. Everyone was so friendly. We'll go again if we're in the area.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
AmberManascoSavell

  • 16 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 10, 2019
Rated 4.0

Pretty cool. Our kids were a little scared of all the statues but they did fine. Worth the trip.

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Reviewed by
team-awesome

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 27, 2018
Rated 4.0

The little oddities section was fun, and we really loved the guided tour of the small wax museum which is housed upstairs. The best part was the personal sideshow performance by our guide at the end. Fantastic!!!

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Reviewed by
iamraley

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 24, 2017
Rated 5.0

Was an awesome homage to dime museums and they had a touring group called stray cat sideshow who did an awesome show, only cost 12 bucks plus I tipped the performers and bought a cool tshirt

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Reviewed by
bradleybergling

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 23, 2017
Rated 3.0

If you like oddities and side shows, you'll enjoy this place. The majority can be seen elsewhere although they have a few unique items.

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The Museum of the Weird

823 Congress Ave. At 9th St.
Austin, Texas
78701 USA

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